First Friday

Two East Asian women with short hair holding up their glasses of beer

Two visitors at SJMA First Fridays. Photo by Frederick Liang.

Free admission starting at 6pm


Art lovers at these free monthly programs enjoy an evening of open galleries.

Check out the following exhibitions currently: Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures and Seeing through Stone.

Register here


Grab your late-night bites and cash bar at El Cafecito, by Mezcal Restaurant

Member benefit: Receive a 10% discount with every purchase at the Café! 


Shop local! The Museum Store is also open late. 

Member special: During the First Friday of every month, Museum members receive a 20% discount with every purchase at the Store!

This offer does not apply to items that are on sale.


San José Museum of Art First Fridays are made possible in part by major support from the Jay Paul Company.

Operations and programs at the San José Museum of Art are made possible by principal support from SJMA’s Board of Trustees, a Cultural Affairs Grant from the City of San José, and the Lipman Family Foundation; by lead support from the Adobe Foundation, Toby and Barry Fernald, Brook Hartzell and Tad Freese, the Richard A. Karp Charitable Foundation, Tammy and Tom Kiely, Kimberly and Patrick Lin, Yvonne and Mike Nevens, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Skyline Foundation, and the SJMA Director's Council and Council of 100; and with significant endowment support from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and the San José Museum of Art Endowment Fund established by the Knight Foundation at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

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