Are you interested in art? Do you enjoy sharing your passion about art with others? Then consider becoming a docent! Attend an informative gathering where you will learn about SJMA’s two docent groups: volunteers in the Docent Council lead tours in the galleries, while volunteers in Let’s Look at Art give presentations in Santa Clara County school classrooms.
This annual event for pre-K through eighth-grade teachers demonstrates the importance of integrating the arts into 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. It brings together students, teachers, and parents with local artists and arts organizations to share the joy of teaching through the arts.
Thinking of including SJMA in your estate plans? A panel of experts will give advice on legacy giving.
Tour the exhibition The Propeller Group with Lauren Schell Dickens, curator.
Kick off the new exhibition Crossroads: American Scene Prints from Thomas Hart Benton to Grant Wood with an evening of American music, cocktails, and creative fun.
Inspired by the realist style of the works in the exhibition Crossroads: American Scene Prints from Thomas Hart Benton to Grant Wood, this three-hour “studio crash course” will explore a variety of printmaking techniques. Learn intaglio printing and lithography and make a series of unique postcards to take home.
Elizabeth A. T. Smith, executive director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, will speak about Louise Nevelson and the exhibition Louise Nevelson: The Fourth Dimension. Smith is an American art historian, museum curator, and writer who has organized exhibitions on a broad range of artists working in various media, including Lee Bontecou, Jenny Holzer, Kerry James Marshall, Roberto Matta, and Cindy Sherman.
In this drop-in workshop, experiment with collagraph, a fun and simple printmaking technique that incorporates collage. Design a striking, monochromatic composition inspired by the work featured in Louise Nevelson: The Fourth Dimension using a variety of materials and shapes.
SJMA’s Corporate Leadership Council presents an evening celebrating the women of Silicon Valley business.
The exhibition Crossroads: American Scene Prints from Thomas Hart Benton to Grant Wood examines early twentieth-century American culture, society, and politics. Author and historian Robert W. Cherny, professor emeritus of History at San Francisco State University, will discuss public art produced during the New Deal era, including and examples that are still on view in San Francisco. Cherny is the author of Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art, a biography of the prolific San Francisco muralist.