May 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Lynn and Harry Powers are longtime dedicated San Jose residents: they have lived and worked in the city and, for many years, taught at San Jose State University (SJSU). Works by both of these artists will be featured in the exhibition Artists in Residence: San Jose’s 20th-Century Vanguard. Each is individually respected. Together in this Lunchtime Lecture, the Powers will share their personal reflections on the generation of artists that influenced the San Jose Museum of Art, SJSU and city’s art scene.

Thursday, May 5, 2016


Guillermo Galindo will perform on some of the musical instruments he created from objects found along the US-Mexico border.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

As seen in the exhibition Border Cantos: Richard Misrach Guillermo Galindo, experimental composer Guillermo Galindo hand-crafts musical instruments from objects collected along the US-Mexico border. In this workshop, you will build your own instrument using found, everyday objects.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Sowing Creativity, SJMA’s interdisciplinary visual arts program for schools, integrates art into the curriculum for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Help us celebrate the students and teachers who made this another successful school year. Enjoy an exhibition of the students’ work and participate in hands-on STEAM activities for families.​

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Join Curatorial Associate Marja van der Loo to explore works by an influential group of San Jose artists.

June 2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016

The maker movement has inspired a culture of creative innovation everywhere from major tech companies to local libraries to universities across the country. Guillermo Galindo, whose work is featured in Border Cantos: Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo, exemplifies the maker attitude when he builds musical instruments from found objects. He will perform on these instruments during SJMA’s free Community Day. Plus, watch demonstrations from local makers including Tech Shop San Jose and an interactive performance by the musical group ZunZun. Design and craft your own art objects.

September 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

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