April 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Oshman Executive Director Susan Krane and collector Michael Wornick will guide visitors through the exhibition José Clemente Orozco: Figure Studies.

May 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

With Diana Thater’s video installations as inspiration, explore the interconnectedness of art and science through the medium of origami.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

How are all complex life forms—including humans—closely connected to the universe? Raja (Puragra) GuhaThakurta, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will discuss the ways the Milky Way and other galaxies act as “recycling plants” for life-bearing chemical elements and serve as important bridges that connect all living things to the universe that surrounds them. 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

SACHI (Society for Art & Cultural Heritage of India) and SJMA present an illustrated presentation by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, whose work is featured in the current exhibition Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India. Matthew is professor of art and director of the Center for Humanities at the University of Rhode Island. The evening will begin with a reception and exhibition viewing (5:30 – 6:30 PM) followed by Matthew’s presentation at 6:30 PM and a Q&A and booksigning at 7:30 PM.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Current members of the Council of 100 choose the artwork for the Council’s annual purchase for the permanent collection at this lively cocktail event. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Students, parents, teachers, administrators, artists, executives, funders, and other local partners: you help SJMA put the “A” in “STEAM.” Join us to celebrate the national STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) movement. The family-friendly evening will include hands-on artmaking projects, a display of art made by kids in SJMA’s school programs, open galleries, and music while we highlight the students of the museum’s integrated visual arts school residency program, Sowing Creativity.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Think differently about time and space as Rory Padeken, assistant curator, guides visitors through the exhibition Beta Space: Diana Thater.

June 2015

Saturday, June 6, 2015

From the infamous garage in Palo Alto to the uprising of local DIY culture, the Silicon Valley has long been a land of inventers, designers, and tinkerers…those who embody the true sprit of the Maker Movement. Makers fearlessly create, learn by doing, and re-imagine objects and materials rather than throw them away. Our Maker Day Community Day honors this creative process with unique musical performances, inspired demonstrations, and hands-on art activities for all ages.