Since 1969, when it made creative use of the old Romanesque post office building, until today, with a spacious, well-lighted vaulted two-story addition, the San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA) has hosted many memorable exhibits: the meta-outsider images of Martn Ramrez, the fantastical collages of Jess, the illuminated installations of Jennifer Steinkamp and, most befitting for Silicon Valley, Robots: Evolution of a Cultural Icon. The museum concentrates on California and West Coast artists and boasts a strong permanent collection that can be seen in rotating shows; its holdings are especially deep in the Bay Area's abstract expressionist painters of the post-World War II era.
The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11am to 5pm and until 8pm or later on the third Thursday of each month. As of Friday, February 1, 2019, SJMA is also free to all on the first Friday of each month from 5-9pm.
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and free to members, college students, youth and children ages 17 and under, and school teachers (with valid ID).
SJMA is the leading institution dedicated to visual culture in Silicon Valley and the largest visual arts education provider in Santa Clara County. It is a source of inspiration, contemplation, and delight for a fast-moving community.
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