As in many of the works in the exhibition The House Imaginary, the house is a central motif in Gothic novels. It is often a place with memories and secrets rather than a safe haven. Katherine D. Harris will trace this theme from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), which introduced a dangerous and soulless monster into the genre’s decrepit and decaying castles, on through twentieth-century novels such as Stephen King’s The Shining or Mark Danielewski’s House of Leaves, in which evil exists not within the individual but instead within a seemingly benign space that ultimately amplifies its inhabitants’ propensity toward evil. Harris is an associate professor of literature at San José State University and author of Forget Me Not: The Rise of the British Literary Annual.
SJMA will bring its mobile art studio, Art Portal, to the Áo Dài Festival V, which showcases Vietnamese traditional dress, culture, and art in the Circle of Palms in front of SJMA.
Homes are central characters in this double feature of horror films offered in connection with the exhibition The House Imaginary.
SJMA joins museums across the United States in offering free admission on May 18 in celebration of the roles museums play in our communities.
Our innovative neighbors and community partners make Silicon Valley thrive. SJMA celebrates San Jose’s vibrant maker community with a day of live performance, gallery tours, and art-making activities.
Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner (The Sympathizer), recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations, the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at USC and co-director of Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN), hosts an evening featuring Vietnamese writers of the diaspora and incoming fellows of a private residency at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program.
A gala to support the San José Museum of Art in honor of Toby and Barry Fernald.