First Friday: Opening Celebration | Calder: at home, among friends

 A modern art sculpture featuring two large, angular black shapes intersected by a red, elongated clockhand, and a thin wire extending from one side, ending with a small white sphere

Alexander Calder, The Minute Hand, 1950. Sheet metal, wire, and paint, 13 x 9 x 17 ¾ in. Collection of San José Museum of Art. Gift of the Lipman Family Foundation, 2022.14.01. © 2024 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Opening Celebration 6–9pm • Member Reception: 6–7pm
Free admission starting at 6pm

Celebrate the opening of Calder at home, among friends, with galleries open late and local musical acts. Stop by El Cafecito by Mezcal for a light bite and cash bar. 

Register here

Member Reception 

6–7pm: Members are invited to a special reception with wine and light bites in the Café Patio.  Check in at the membership table and pick up your souvenir button. 


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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