San Jose Museum of Art

3.5
Based on 261 Yelp Reviews
3.5
Based on 261 Reviews
110 S Market Street, Downtown San Jose, San Jose, California 95113, USA
San Jose Museum of Art
3.5
Based on 261 Yelp Reviews
3.5
Based on 261 Reviews

San Jose Museum of Art

110 S Market Street, Downtown San Jose, San Jose, California 95113, USA

About

The San Jose Museum of Art celebrates new ideas, stimulates creativity, and inspires connections with every visit. Welcoming and thought-provoking, the Museum rejects stuffiness and delights visitors with its surprising and playful perspective.

In 1969—during an era of peace, love, and tie-dye culture—a small group of San Jose citizens gathered together to transform the beautiful old library (threatened with demolition) into a fledgling art gallery. The democratic, grassroots spirit of this community movement has forever shaped the character of the San Jose Museum of Art, which remains dedicated to inclusivity, new thinking, and visionary ideals. In contrast to older museums often founded upon the riches of a few patrons, the soul of the SJMA reflects the hard work and civic pride of multitudes of supporters and volunteers over the years—of its public.

From the days of flower power to the dawn of the digital world, SJMA has continued to evolve with the times. In 1991, a handsome new wing was added to the landmark 19th-century building, making way for a growing permanent art collection, impressive international exhibitions, and an ambitious mission that bridges tradition and innovation. SJMA offers experiences that delight and engage visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Here, art nurtures life: it is a vision that connects minds and hearts.

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Reviews

3.5
Based on 261 Yelp Reviews
3.5
Based on 261 Reviews
November 01, 2021
Wow is that Vietnamese?!?! Am I not the minority in this city?!?! I might be biased but I love the San Jose Museum of the Art. All of the signs and...
August 05, 2021
When my partner and I were looking for things to do in San Jose, the San Jose Museum of Art was one of the top things recommended. I'm not sure if it was...
January 16, 2020
"Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something."―Rainbow...

Hours

Closed Now
Sunday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location

110 S Market Street, Downtown San Jose, San Jose, California 95113, USA
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