Calendar

January 2021

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Online

Joanne Barker, Maria Gaspar, and Kelly Lytle Hernández discuss the histories and present struggles that disappear within the labyrinthian network of prisons, jails, and detention centers in the United States Presented as part of the exhibition Barring Freedom.

Woman with glasses in gallery with a gray-haired man in a blue t-shirt in a gallery.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

[SOLD OUT]

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

 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Online

A poetry reading and conversation with award-winning American poet, memoirist, and educator Reginald Dwayne Betts. Presented as part of the exhibition Barring Freedom.

Museum gallery with tall curved ceiling with glass panels in middle. Two sculptures on the floor, one black and abstract forms and an orange minimal with boxes stacked. The left, far middle, and right walls have flat works of art.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
[POSTPONED]

Join us for an online tour of South East North West: New Works from the Collection, led by Rory Padeken, Curator at San José Museum of Art.

Bearded man playing a guitar on a rug underneath a mobile installation with audience members watching in front of a hanging tapestry,
Thursday, January 28, 2021

Online

Enjoy performances alongside artworks at the Museum, featuring eclectic sounds from local music creators. Presented by San José Made, in collaboration with The Come Up.

February 2021

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Online

A discussion about surveillance and cinematics with American artist, Simone Browne, and Ruha Benjamin. Presented as part of the exhibition Barring Freedom.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Online

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

 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Online

Harlem-based artist Sanford Biggers will be joined by visual culture theorist Leigh Raiford for a conversation about art, materiality, violence, and possibility. Presented as part of the exhibition Barring Freedom.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Online

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

 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Online

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

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Online

Beth Richie, University of Illinois, Chicago, Erica Meiners, Northeastern Illinois University, and Soyna Clark, Amherst College, Western Massachusetts, join us for a conversation on feminist―queer, anti-capitalist, grassroots, and women of color— organizing and abolition. Presented as part of the exhibition Barring Freedom.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Online

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

 

March 2021

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Online

Explore the elements of writing and experience the exhibit South East North West through a different lens, led by Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Janice Lobo Sapigao and Michael Sagum.

April 2021

Woman with brown hair in ponytail sitting on a wicker chair, writing on her tan-brown journal.
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Online

Join award-winning author, Laleh Khadivi, and explore the exhibit Barring Freedom through history, spatial orientation, artistic intent, and most importantly, through poetry and prose.

Wan with glasses and a curly hair mohawk.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Online

Dread Scott's recent large-scale art project, Slave Rebellion Reenactment, was a community-engaged performance reenacting the largest rebellion of enslaved people in U.S. history. Professor Erin Gray, UC Davis, will join him in conversation about art, revolution, and reenactments. Presented as part of the exhibition Barring Freedom.

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
Online

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.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Online

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.