October 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Do William Wegman’s photographs of Weimaraners make you yearn for a canine companion of your own? Join SJMA and the Humane Society Silicon Valley for a special “adopt a dog” event. Current dog owners, bring your best friend by to an outdoor photo booth and meetup. 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Celebrate El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with live performances, cultural demonstrations, and artmaking experiences for the whole family. Decorate calaveras de azucar (sugar skulls), explore other traditional activities, and connect with your community for an all-day, very contemporary celebration. 

November 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Stan Welsh, professor of spatial art and ceramics at San Jose State University, will discuss his comical, terracotta heads, included in the exhibition Character Studies: Clay from the Collection.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Are you interested in art? Do you enjoy sharing your passion about art with others? Consider becoming a docent at SJMA. Attend the annual “docent draft,” an informative gathering where you will learn about SJMA’s two docent groups.

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Council of 100 helps fund the Museum’s activities, helps build the permanent collection, and organizes special visits to artists’ studios, galleries, private collections, and art venues throughout the Bay Area. Chairperson Cheryl Kiddoo invites C100 members to the Council’s annual gathering for cocktails, dinner, and a discussion with a special guest artist.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Assistant curator Rory Padeken will walk visitors through the exhibition Artists Including Me and to take a look at art history from William Wegman’s unique point of view.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

This annual event for pre-K–12th grade teachers demonstrates the importance of infusing the arts into the classroom curriculum. The conference is co-sponsored by the Connie Lurie College of Education at San José State University and the Santa Clara County Office of Education.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Recently, drones (or UAV, unmanned aerial vehicles) have been in the media spotlight: anonymous military air strikes, Amazon’s plans to use drones for delivery, incidents of public and private surveillance. Military drones are the subject of Trevor Paglen’s work in the exhibition Covert Operations. See a real drone and learn more about what drones are—and what they are not from Mark Jacobsen, founder and executive director of Uplift Aeronautics, Inc., a nonprofit startup, Uplift was created with the mission to empower and aid communities through innovative aviation technology.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Break out your trench coats and dark glasses and go undercover for a night of entertainment, games, and activities inspired by the exhibition Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

As the exhibition Character Studies: Clay from the Collection shows, ceramic art is more than pots. This fall SJMA partners with Higher Fire, a teaching studio and contemporary ceramics gallery located in downtown San Jose, to offer this workshop. Design and build a clay mask while you learn intricate hand-building techniques from an expert Higher Fire instructor.