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. 

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.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Is your community at risk from climate change? In A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting (2012 – ongoing), Bay Area artist Balkin makes this global threat personal: she invites museum visitors to contribute to her ongoing collection of physical items from places directly threatened by climate change. The archive will be on view in the exhibition The Darkened Mirror: Global Perspectives on Water

Saturday, April 22, 2017

In The Darkened Mirror: Global Perspectives on Water, artists use modern video techniques to tell stories about environmental issues around the world. Learn to express your ideas creatively and to construct a visual narrative.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tour Beta Space: Victor Cartagena with Marja van der Loo, curatorial associate.

May 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Our oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams are in crisis. Jeanne Falk Adams organized the exhibition Fragile Waters out of concern for these fragile ecosystems. Adams, former director of the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park, will examine the work and conservation activism of Ansel Adams, Ernest Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly.