January 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Welcome the Year of the Rooster with interactive art-making activities and live performances. This contemporary celebration honors the various Lunar New Year traditions observed by San Jose’s diverse communities. There is something for all ages, so bring the whole family.

February 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Matt Gerring, instructor in the School of Fashion Merchandising, Academy of Art University, San Francisco will talk about trends in fabrics and fibers.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Register early for SJMA’s widely popular spring and summer Kids’ Art Camps! Investigate the world around you through art.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Speakers will use the engaging, fastpaced presentation style of Pecha Kucha to explore topics related to mindfulness in conjunction with the exhibition Your Mind, This Moment: art and the practice of attention.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Celebrate the exhibition Diana Al-Hadid: Liquid City and Your Mind, This Moment: art and the practice of attention.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Syrian-American artist Diana Al-Hadid, (whose work is on view in Liquid City), reimagines Renaissance and classical monuments as sculptures that seem to drip and disintegrate. She questions established notions of Western European culture and its contemporary relevance.

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.