Upcoming Exhibitions

Saturday, February 6, 2016Sunday, August 21, 2016

SJMA will present the first solo museum exhibition in the United States of the renowned Japanese artist Tabaimo. Tabaimo creates alluring, large-scale, surreal animations that unfold from everyday objects and experiences such as train rides or dollhouses. The resulting installations immerse the viewers in an ever-changing environment. She creates her animations from thousands of drawings made with a traditional Japanese calligraphy brushes, and her imagery recalls Edo-period ukiyo-e prints and makes oblique reference to manga, anime, and Japanese pop culture. 

Friday, February 26, 2016Sunday, July 31, 2016

SJMA will premiere this cross-disciplinary exploration of the U.S.-Mexico border developed collaboratively by photographer Richard Misrach and composer Guillermo Galindo. The exhibition features monumental landscapes by Misrach and hand-crafted musical instruments created by Galindo from found objects recovered at the border—a shoe, a water bottle, a backpack. Border Cantos offers audiences new avenues for approaching heated political issues around immigration, border security, and immigration reform: it transcends specificity and gives a poignant, humanitarian perspective on the plight of all immigrants.