Calendar

March 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Art is a powerful means of expressing and organizing our creative thoughts: it has the power to soothe both artist and viewer. Over 80% of the information that enters the human brain does so via the eyes. Inspired by Your Mind, This Moment, neuroscientist Kenneth Wesson will discuss the benefits of art and contemplation.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The age-old eastern tradition of tea preparation and service encourages participants to focus with careful, slow attention on the color, form, aroma, and taste of tea, as well as the look and feel of the tea cup. Take a contemplative, mid-day mind/body break to enlist your senses with Oshman Executive Director Susan Krane, a tea aficionado, who will be joined by area tea connoisseurs in this occasional series of pop-up tea offerings for visitors.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Members will have exclusive access to the new exhibition Fragile Waters: Photographs by Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

A lively evening of music, cocktails, and creative fun will include a performance by Fogo Na Roupa. This Afro-Brazilian dance and percussion group is a favorite of artist Victor Cartagena, whose work is the subject of the new exhibition Beta Space: Victor Cartagena, which opens this evening.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Explore the exhibition Fragile Waters: Photographs by Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly with S. Sayre Batton, deputy director for curatorial affairs.

April 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

In SJMA's trio of exhibitions about water, artists reflect on this valued resource. Early Silicon Valley leaders also recognized that the region's prosperity depends on a reliable water supply.  Marty Grimes, supervising program administrator at the Santa Clara Valley Water District, will look at the history of water supply development and the investments that will keep our water safe and reliable for future generations.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Celebrate Earth Month and two exhibitions that reflect on water.

Monday, April 10, 2017Friday, April 14, 2017

Looking for a creative way to fill the week of spring break? Kids ages 6–9 investigate the world around them, strengthen artistic capabilities, and develop team and critical-thinking skills.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The age-old eastern tradition of tea preparation and service encourages participants to focus with careful, slow attention on the color, form, aroma, and taste of tea, as well as the look and feel of the tea cup. Take a contemplative, mid-day mind/body break to enlist your senses with Oshman Executive Director Susan Krane, a tea aficionado, who will be joined by area tea connoisseurs in this occasional series of pop-up tea offerings for visitors.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The annual poetry invitational is hosted by Arlene Biala, the poet laureate of Santa Clara County. Bay Area poets will read new work inspired by the art on view. Cosponsored by SJMA and Poetry Center San Jose.