The San José Museum of Art reflects the diverse cultures and innovative spirit of Silicon Valley. Through its exhibitions, programs, scholarship, and collections, SJMA connects the present and the past, the art of the West Coast and the world. The Museum fosters awareness of artists’ broad contributions to society and engages audiences with the art of our time and the vitality of the creative process.


The San José Museum of Art will be the preeminent modern and contemporary art museum in Silicon Valley. SJMA will enrich its communities through inviting, innovative programs and creative, interactive experiences. It will provide dynamic learning opportunities for adults as well as vital educational services for youths and families, to encourage inquiry and visual thinking. As a consequence, SJMA will be recognized internationally for high-quality programs, fresh collaborative endeavors, a distinctive permanent collection, and adventurous approaches. The Museum will connect art and life; work across cultural boundaries; and promote deeper awareness, enjoyment, and knowledge of modern and contemporary art, architecture, and design. SJMA will be a cultural hub for the residents of the region, a space for personal reflection, a gathering place for creative thinkers, and a source of vibrancy for the city center.