Atreyee Gupta will discuss how one such technological invention—the camera—created an interconnected, indeed transcultural, world that photographers in India shared with their contemporaries elsewhere. She will map the journeys of Indian photographers across the Atlantic and the Pacific from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century and connect them to a global history of photography.
Join us to celebrate the opening of the spring exhibitions Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India; Beta Space: Diana Thater; and José Clemente Orozco: Figure Studies.
Join us for an invigorating evening of creativity fueled by cocktails. Get inspired in the galleries, then try your hand at painting your own composition in this laid-back group setting. No skills required! Relax with a drink as artist/instructor Denise Liberi guides your creativity and introduces you to techniques. Grab your friends and beverages of your choice.
Is that work of art an original? A copy? Or is it a forgery? What is the difference—and why does it matter? Stephanie Brown, adjunct faculty member at the University of San Francisco and at Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, will examine some of the artists, copiers, and forgers who have fooled—or not fooled—the art world.
Members at the Contributor, Benefactor, and Curator levels are invited to spend an evening with SJMA’s curators. Enjoy libations and hors d’oeuvres, mingle with fellow patron-level members, and get a special, insiders’ glimpse into the current artistic passions of Oshman Executive Director Susan Krane and the curatorial team.
Pushpamala N. challenges traditional representations of Indian women in photography and cinema. Part performance, part social critique, she created an album of women from South India as they have been imaged across centuries, reenacting 19th-century ethnographic portraits and 1920s film stills featuring mysterious Bollywood ingénues in her series "Native Women of South India" (2000-2004), which is included in the exhibition Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India. She will discuss her work with Sugata Ray, assistant professor of South Asian Art, University of California, Berkeley.
Spring is here, which means it’s time for SJMA and Poetry Center San Jose’s annual invitational. Bay Area poets of several generations create new work inspired by the art on view at the Museum. On this special evening, hear them read their poems amidst the art in the galleries.
Explore the Milky Way and the natural environment as visualized by the artist Diana Thater, whose work is featured in the fourth exhibition in SJMA’s series “Beta Space.” Thater and Elizabeth Kessler, lecturer in the art history department at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, and author of the recent publication Picturing the Cosmos: Hubble Space Telescope Images and the Astronomical Sublime, will discuss Thater’s new installation for SJMA.
Oshman Executive Director Susan Krane and collector Michael Wornick will guide visitors through the exhibition José Clemente Orozco: Figure Studies.
With Diana Thater’s video installations as inspiration, explore the interconnectedness of art and science through the medium of origami.
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