September 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

As Labor Day weekend approaches, Curatorial Associate Marja van der Loo will take a special look at American workers as captured by photographer Milton Rogovin in the exhibition Life and Labor: The Photographs of Milton Rogovin.

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Museum will be open on Labor Day. In honor of the exhibition Life and Labor: The Photographs of Milton Rogovin, admission will be free to members of labor unions.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

In the exhibition Indestructible Wonder, artists explore humanity’s relationship to nature. Laura C. Rogers, president of the Environmental Humanities Project (EHP) at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, will examine the social and environmental turn in contemporary art that followed “the triumph of modernism” (to borrow art critic Hilton Kramer’s phrase) in the 1960s.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Enjoy an inspiring evening of painting, fueled by cocktails. Grab your friends and the drink of your choice, let loose, and dabble away. No skills required! Relax as artist and instructor Stuart Mahoney guides your creativity and introduces you to simple painting techniques.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

A gala in support of the San Jose Museum of Art in honor of benefactors Yvonne and Mike Nevens.

October 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The exhibition Life and Labor: The Photographs of Milton Rogovin features powerful, high-contrast images of working-class Americans made during the 1970s and 1980s. Rogovin’s strong, bold point of view is matched by his equally strong photographic aesthetic. Learn the principles of black-and-white photography, including both film and digital practices, in this threehour workshop. Artist and instructor Emilio Banuelos will teach you how to create rich texture, strong contrast, compelling lighting arrangements, and compositions with impact. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Since the early days of the medium in the nineteenth century, photographers have documented the concerns and problems of the world around them. Milton Rogovin, whose work is on view in the exhibition Life and Labor, was motivated to expose the plight of the poor and working class. Ken Light, Reva and David Logan Professor of Photojournalism at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, will speak about artists who similarly have championed social causes in their art.

Friday, October 7, 2016

SJMA is the only West Coast venue for Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. Celebrate the opening of this stunning showcase of the best in international design. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Perhaps the most popular—and Instagrammed—objects in Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial are the “Afreaks,” a series of fantastical, beaded “creatures” co-created by Niki and Simon Haas, known as The Haas Brothers, and The Haas Sisters, a group of women from South African townships.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Celebrate El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at this festive family event with live performances, cultural demonstrations, and artmaking experiences for all ages.