April 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021Saturday, June 5, 2021

The Dr. Jerry Hiura Next Gen Visual Artist Award honors Dr. Jerry’s passions through a scholarship that celebrates young visionary artists and supports their artistic practice and goals as they pursue higher education. 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021


Spend 30 minutes online viewing and discussing two works of art from current exhibitions with SJMA docents.


May 2021

Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution with a still image from "Last Day of Freedom," directed by Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman. (Photo courtesy of Living Condition, LLC.)
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Dee Hibbert-Jones, Professor of Art at UC Santa Cruz, and filmmaker Nomi Talisman present a curated selection of films. Presented as part of the exhibition Barring Freedom.

Book cover and large scale lenticular photographs.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021


A book club pairing novelist's Salman Rushdie’s The Ground Beneath Her Feet with artist Jitish Kallat, who is currently featured in the exhibition South East North West.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Learn how to share powerful messages through your stories with author Innosanto Nagara.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

A conversation on strategies, activism, and liberatory futures with Sora Han, adrienne maree brown, and Savannah Shange. Presented as part of the exhibition Barring Freedom.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Online Event Exclusive to SJMA Members

SJMA's senior curator Lauren Schell Dickens shares her early-stage research of contemporary art practice in the Philippines and its diaspora.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021


A project bringing together musicians across genres to create a soundtrack for abolition and freedom. Directed and curated by Grammy award-winning producer Terri Lyne Carrington. Presented as part of the exhibition Barring Freedom.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

A special program bringing together artists from different cultural traditions to tell stories of mobility and migration through dance and music. Presented by Mosaic Silicon Valley.

June 2021

Saturday, June 5, 2021

A day of hands-on art activities celebrating the spirit of innovation and creativity in Silicon Valley.

Thursday, June 17, 2021


A collaborative literary arts series presented by Play On Words, featuring dramatic readings of original works by artists, theater enthusiasts, and community members.

September 2021

Saturday, September 18, 2021

A free, virtual celebration of art and philanthropy to raise critical funds for the San José Museum of Art.