On View

Seeing through Stone

Seeing through Stone brings together artwork by contemporary artists from around the globe whose work engages with prisons, justice, and freedom, to provide a vision and model of abolition in practice.

Evergreen: Art from the Collection

SJMA’s newly dedicated gallery space celebrates the Museum’s collection as both a gift to and a product of its community and provides ongoing access to San José’s only publicly held art collection. Located in the Museum’s historic building, the gallery presents select holdings that highlight the growing collection and the numerous San José stories it tells.  

Hidden Heritages: San José’s Vietnamese Legacy

Ongoing • Monday through Friday, 8am–5pm*
Offsite at San José City Hall Tower Lobby

Rooted in stories of place, family, journey, identity and—ultimately—home, the exhibition Hidden Heritages: San José’s Vietnamese Legacy focuses on individual voices and personal narratives. The latest installment in the ongoing “Hidden Heritages” series, it tells the story of a community, collective resilience, and the legacy they will leave to future generations who call this city home.

Koret Gallery: Art Learning Lab

Art Learning Lab is a dedicated exhibition space inspired by Sowing Creativity, the Museum’s award-winning STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) education program. Featuring a diverse selection of work from the permanent collection, the Art Learning Lab reveals how artists engage cross-disciplinary concepts in their approach to art-making.

Pae White: Noisy Blushes

Pae White’s Noisy Blushes (2020) is a meditation on movement and time, light and color, material presence and the elusiveness of form. Commissioned by SJMA, the sculpture soars within the Museum’s thirty-foot high atrium and transforms its entrance into an experiential passageway, delivering a sublime experience for visitors.