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May 2018

Third Thursday: Film Night

May 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Homes are central characters in this double feature of horror films offered in connection with the exhibition The House Imaginary. Films: Get Out (5:30 pm) & The Shining (7:30 pm). $5 after 5 PM (free to members) and includes both films.https://sjmusart.org/event/third-thursday-film-night

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International Museum Day – SJMA

May 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - May 20, 2018 @ 12:00 am

SJMA joins museums across the United States in offering free admission on May 18 in celebration of the roles museums play in our communities. https://www.facebook.com/events/231548934248044/

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June 2018

Community Day: Maker Day

June 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

SJMA celebrates San Jose’s vibrant maker community with a day of live performance, gallery tours, and art-making activities. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/574673382906763/

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Creative Minds: Writers of the Vietnamese Diaspora

June 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Viet Thanh Nguyen, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his bestselling novel The Sympathizer, hosts an evening featuring Vietnamese writers of the diaspora. $12 ($6 for members).https://sjmusart.org/event/creative-minds-vietnamese-writers-diaspora

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Third Thursday: California Dreamin’

June 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrate the US premiere of Won Ju Lim’s installation California Dreamin’ with a Creative Minds talk by the artist followed by an opening celebration. $12 ($6 for members).https://sjmusart.org/event/third-thursday-california-dreamin

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Young Professionals’ Summer Mixer

June 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mingle with fellow art enthusiasts and next generation Silicon Valley leaders in SJMA’s outdoor café. Young Professional members enjoy complimentary appetizers and receive one drink ticket. Free for YP members.https://sjmusart.org/event/young-professionals-summer-mixer

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Gallery Talk: Rise Up!

June 28, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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July 2018

ArtRage: Truth Be Told

July 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SJMA and Mosaic Silicon Valley present an evening of live performances inspired by the spirit of activism in the exhibition Rise Up! Social Justice in Art from the Collection of J. Michael Bewley. Tickets are $5 after 5 PM (free to members).https://www.facebook.com/events/1627442307369190/

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August 2018

Art 101: Booze and Brushes

August 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Grab a drink and get creative at this popular, casual painting class. No skills required. Registration includes instruction, art supplies, and one complimentary drink. $30 for SJMA members. $50 for general. https://sjmusart.org/event/art-101-booze-and-brushes-aug-2017

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Third Thursday: Film Night

August 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Robert Arneson’s "Five Times for Harvey", a powerful tribute to the late gay rights activist Harvey Milk, is a highlight of SJMA’s exhibition "Rise Up! Social Justice in Art from the Collection of J. Michael Bewley." SJMA will screen Robert Epstein’s 1984 documentary "The Times of Harvey Milk", a vivid portrait of San Francisco’s historic Castro District in the 1970s. $5 for general. Free for members. https://sjmusart.org/event/third-thursday-film-night-aug-2017

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September 2018

Gourmex SV

September 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gourmex SV is a premier South bay culinary event, featuring 12 fabulous chefs under one roof with premium wines, exquisite tequilas, and traditional mezcal. $85-$130.http://www.gourmexsv.org/

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Lunchtime Lecture: For Freedoms Town Hall

September 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Chicago-based writer and artist Anna Martine Whitehead performs "Future Supper," a public reading and meal presented as part of the For Freedoms platform for civic engagement and discourse that uses art to encourage and deepen public explorations of freedom in the 21st-century. Registration is recommended. https://www.facebook.com/events/237041617024483/

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Creative Minds: Dinh Q. Lê and Opening Reception

September 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hear from internationally-renowned artist Dinh Q. Lê, whose work is featured in the exhibition "True Journey Is Return," along with author Andrew Lam. Tickets are $12 ($6 for members) and include admission to the reception to follow. https://sjmusart.org/event/creative-minds-dinh-q-le-and-opening-reception

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CONNECT:2018

September 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CONNECT is attended by elected officials, major corporations with supplier diversity programs or LGBT employee resource groups, non-profit organizations, LGBT-owned businesses and allies, as well as members of the community.

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Third Thursday: Film Night

September 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In honor of Won Ju Lim’s installation California Dreamin’ (2012), SJMA will screen one of the science fiction films that inspire Lim’s work: the 1982 classic Blade Runner. Tickets are $5 after 5 PM (free to members). https://www.facebook.com/events/1804275346547873/

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The Wonder Ball

September 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 11:59 pm

The Wonder Ball is a gala in honor of philanthropists Toby and Barry Fernald and artist Hung Liu.  SJMA’s The Wonder Ball showcases the highest level of hospitality and artistry. $500-$1000. https://sjmusart.org/event/wonder-ball

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The Mirror Ball

September 22, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm

The Mirror Ball, the after-party for The Wonder Ball, is a gala to support the San José Museum of Art. It will be an evening of cocktails, late-night comfort food, live music with No Water After Midnight, dancing—plus exclusive after-hours access to all exhibitions. $120 ($100 for Members). https://sjmusart.org/event/mirror-ball

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October 2018

Lunchtime Lectures: Flower Power

October 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Artist Dinh Q. Lê, featured in True Journey Is Return, will create mesmerizing floral photo-weavings reminiscent of Zen-like meditative mandalas. Trish Hildinger, HTR of Horticultural Therapy Santa Cruz, will further explore the proven health effects of flowers in offering positive emotional and behavioral benefits to humans.​ Free with museum admission (free to members). https://sjmusart.org/event/lunchtime-lecture-flower-power

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Let’s Look at Art: Docent “Draft”

October 3, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you interested in art? Do you enjoy sharing your passion about art with others? Do you love sharing ideas with kids? Then consider becoming a Let’s Look at Art Docent! Attend an informative gathering where you will learn about SJMA’s docent group, Let’s Look at Art. https://sjmusart.org/event/lets-look-art-docent-draft

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Pecha Kucha Night: New Terrains San Jose 2040

October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SJMA and Pecha Kucha San Jose present an evening of fast-paced presentations on a variety of topics related to the future of mobility in San José. Speakers include partners from New Terrains: Mobility and Migration, a cross-disciplinary exploration of the ways bodies move in social and political spaces presented by organizations throughout Silicon Valley in 2018–2019. Free. https://sjmusart.org/event/pecha-kucha-night-new-terrains-san-jose-2040

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Arts Really Teach: Marion Cilker Conference for the Arts in Education

October 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:45 pm

This annual event for PK-8th grade teachers demonstrates the importance of integrating the arts into classroom curriculum. Co-sponsored by the Connie Lurie College of Education at San José State University and the Santa Clara County Office of Education, the conference brings together students, teachers, and parents with local artists and arts organizations to share the joy of teaching through the arts. https://sjmusart.org/event/arts-really-teach-marion-cilker-conference-arts-education-2

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November 2018

SJMA Community Day: Día de los Muertos

November 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a full day of live entertainment, cultural demonstrations, and an eclectic mix of art-making experiences. Decorate calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls) and engage with your family and community. This festive event combines the traditional with the contemporary for a truly intracultural celebration. Free. https://sjmusart.org/event/community-day-dia-de-los-muertos-2018

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Lunchtime Lectures: Searches for ET Life

November 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

As part of the collaboration New Terrains: Mobility and Migration, Margaret S. Race, Senior Scientist, Planetary Protection at the SETI Institute will discuss astrobiology and searches for extra-terrestrial life in our solar system. Free with museum admission (free for members). https://sjmusart.org/event/lunchtime-lecture-searches-et-life

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Thanksgiving on Mars: Planning for Space Migration

November 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Human exploration throughout history has been linked with different modes of mobility, and oftentimes, follow-on migrations and even settlement. So it is with space exploration. As part of the collaboration New Terrains: Mobility and Migration, Margaret S. Race, Senior Scientist, Planetary Protection at the SETI Institute will discuss astrobiology and searches for extra-terrestrial life in our solar system. Free with Museum admission (free to members). https://sjmusart.org/event/lunchtime-lecture-thanksgiving-mars-planning-space-migration

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Gallery Talk: Dinh Q. Lê: True Journey Is Return

November 8, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Tour the exhibition Dinh Q. Lê: True Journey Is Return with Rory Padeken, associate curator. Free with museum admission. Free to members. https://sjmusart.org/event/gallery-talk-dinh-q-le-true-journey-return

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Other Walks, Other Lines Opening Celebration

November 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

S. Sayre Batton, Oshman Executive Director, invites you to the opening celebration of Other Walks, Other Lines, an original exhibition organized by the San José Museum of Art. Galleries remain open until 10 pm. $5. https://sjmusart.org/event/other-walks-other-lines-opening-celebration

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ArtRage: New Terrains

November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Celebrate the new exhibition Other Walks, Other Lines and experience a showcase of “New Terrains: Mobility and Migration,” a collaboration among dozens of organizations throughout the region. See performances and presentations presented by Montalvo Arts Center, Mosaic Silicon Valley, San Jose Jazz, and others.​ Admission is $5 after 5 PM (free to members). https://sjmusart.org/event/artrage-new-terrains

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DIY Art: Festive Fun

November 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Experiment with collagraph, a fun and simple printmaking technique, in this drop-in workshop. Design a striking, mixed media composition inspired by the work featured in Dinh Q. Lê: True Journey Is Return. All materials are provided. All ages welcome. Free with museum admission. Free for members. https://sjmusart.org/event/diy-art-festive-fun-nov-2018

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Women in Leadership


November 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Corporate Leadership Council of SJMA celebrates Silicon Valley’s women in leadership. Join women business leaders in Silicon Valley and learn about exciting upcoming exhibitions of visionary women artists who have left a mark in the art scene. https://www.facebook.com/events/1723186387778003/

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December 2018

Lunchtime Lectures: Think like an Activist: Embracing Hopes and Utopian Visions

December 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sylvanna M. Falcón, Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies and Director of the Research Center for the Americas, at UC Santa Cruz explores activism while encouraging hope. Free with museum admission (free for members). https://sjmusart.org/event/lunchtime-lecture-think-activist-embracing-hopes-and-utopian-visions

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Young Professional Holiday Cocktail Party

December 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate the holiday season with fellow young professionals. Enjoy festive cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a night of fun. Attire: Semi-formal. 21+ event, ID required for entry. $10 member ($20 general). At the door: $20 member ($30 general). https://sjmusart.org/event/young-professional-holiday-cocktail-party

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DIY Art: Festive Fun

December 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Experiment with collagraph, a fun and simple printmaking technique, in this drop-in workshop. Design a striking, mixed media composition inspired by the work featured in Dinh Q. Lê: True Journey Is Return. All materials are provided. All ages welcome. Free with Museum admission (free to members). https://sjmusart.org/event/diy-art-festive-fun-dec-2018

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Gallery Talk: Other Walks, Other Lines

December 13, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Tour the exhibition Other Walks, Other Lines with Rory Padeken, associate curator and Kathryn Wade, curatorial associate. Free with Museum admission (free to members). https://sjmusart.org/event/gallery-talk-other-walks-other-lines

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Third Thursday: Holiday Music

December 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy sounds of the season from local youth performers while you stroll through the galleries or do some last-minute shopping in the Museum Store.​ Admission is $5 after 5 PM (free to members). https://sjmusart.org/event/third-thursday-holiday-music-dec-2018

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January 2019

Lunchtime Lecture: Le Hien Minh

January 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Vietnamese artist Lê Hiền Minh discusses her life in art as it relates to communist and capitalist economies, materiality, and the Buddhist concept of impermanence. Free with Museum admission. https://sjmusart.org/event/lunchtime-lecture-le-hien-minh

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Art 101: Contemplative Walking with Kathleen Callan

January 2, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Practice mindful walking meditation amongst inspirational artwork in the exhibition Other Walks, Other Lines. This Art 101 welcomes participants ages 13 and up. Free with Museum admission (free to members). https://sjmusart.org/event/art-101-contemplative-walking-kathleen-callan

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Suffragette City: a participatory procession and protest by Lara Schnitger

January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join artist Lara Schnitger in a special participatory Creative Minds to celebrate female empowerment in a culture of patriarchy through the streets of downtown San José. A march from the San José Museum of Art through downtown. Free and open to the public. https://sjmusart.org/event/suffragette-city-participatory-procession-and-protest-lara-schnitger

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Art 101: Street Photography

January 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore the technique of street photography in this walking workshop with artist and instructor Emilio Banuelos. $30 general. $15 for members. https://sjmusart.org/event/art-101-street-photography-0

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Creative Minds: Tender Table with She Who Has No Master(s)

January 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A storytelling platform for women and femmes of color (queer, trans, cis) and gender-nonbinary black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) to share narratives about food and its connections to identity, memory, and community. $12 general. $6 for members. https://sjmusart.org/event/creative-minds-tender-table-she-who-has-no-masters

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Third Thursday: Soundscaping SJMA

January 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

San Jose Made in collaboration with The Come Up will bring unique sonic experiences to SJMA. The Come Up will bring unique sonic experiences to the exhibition spaces of SJMA; inviting brilliant musicians and creators to share new contexts to experience the Art in the galleries. Admission is $5 after 5pm (free to SJMA members). https://sjmusart.org/event/third-thursday-soundscaping-sjma-jan-2019

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February 2019

Facebook First Fridays

February 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy the launch of Facebook First Fridays, a late night offering FREE admission to all exhibitions and programs from 5–10pm. Featuring music by DJ Wooshay, a cash bar, and a photo booth.

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Lunchtime Lecture: Building Community Archives and Documenting Stories of Refugees and Immigrants

February 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Linda Trinh Vo, Dr. Thuy Vo Dang, and Tram Le will discuss Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History Project for Lunchtime Lecture. Free with museum admission. Free to members. https://sjmusart.org/event/viet-stories

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Analicia Sotelo feat. ASHA

February 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Analicia Sotelo is the author of Virgin, the inaugural winner of the Jake Adam York Prize, selected by Ross Gay for Milkweed Editions, 2018. ASHA is an artist, educator, and revolutionary. https://www.facebook.com/events/1988755428084445/

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Community Day: Lunar New Year

February 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join SJMA and welcome the Year of the Pig with artmaking activities, cultural demonstrations, and live performances. This contemporary celebration honors Lunar New Year traditions commemorated both around the globe and here in San José. Explore and create with family and friends during this multigenerational program. Free. https://sjmusart.org/event/community-day-lunar-new-year-2019

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Third Thursday: Brendan Fernandes’ Inaction

February 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A performance by the New Ballet Studio Company, choreographed by Brendan Fernandes. Admission is $5 after 5pm (free to members). https://sjmusart.org/event/brendan-fernandes-inaction-performance-new-ballet-studio-company

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Creative Minds: a conversation with Brendan Fernandes

February 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Choreographer and artist Brendan Fernandes, a former dancer, is acutely aware of the particular way in which ballet dancers are trained to walk. Join a conversation with the artist directly following Thursday's performance. Admission is $5 after 5pm (free to members). https://sjmusart.org/event/creative-minds-conversation-brendan-fernandes

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Play On Words: New Terrains

February 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Play On Words is delighted to share original works of fiction, nonfiction, theater and poetry by Bay Area writers and artists. https://www.facebook.com/events/260972024616964/

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March 2019

Facebook First Fridays

March 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy Facebook First Fridays, a new program to offer FREE monthly late nights at the museum, including access to all exhibitions and programs. It's an evening of music, art, cash bar, and photo booth. https://sjmusart.org/facebook-first-fridays

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Art 101: Urban Sketching with Suhita Shirodkar

March 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Local artist Suhita Shirodkar is an urban sketcher, watercolor artist, journal artist, and teacher. In this three-hour workshop, Suhita will challenge participants to look at the world around them and give detailed instruction on how to sketch urban environments. All materials will be provided. $50 general. $30 for members. https://sjmusart.org/event/art-101-urban-sketching-suhita-shirodkar

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Silicon Valley Pride LGBTQ+ Latin Dance Class

March 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A series of three LGBTQ+ dance classes, with professional instruction by Juan Camarena, for those who would like to learn some of the popular Latin dances such as Cumbia, Salsa, and Bachata. For singles or partners. Free. https://sjmusart.org/event/silicon-valley-pride-lgbtq-latin-dance-class

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Lunchtime Lecture: The New York Times Feminist Reading Group

March 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The New York Times Feminist Reading Group convenes participants to discuss the day’s issue of The New York Times from feminist perspectives. Join artists Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden in an examination of current events and journalism using feminism as a tool for close reading and interpretation. Free with museum admission. https://sjmusart.org/event/lunchtime-lecture-new-york-times-feminist-reading-group

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Silicon Valley Pride LGBTQ+ Latin Dance Class

March 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A series of three LGBTQ+ dance classes, with professional instruction by Juan Camarena, for those who would like to learn some of the popular Latin dances such as Cumbia, Salsa, and Bachata. For singles or partners. Free. https://sjmusart.org/event/silicon-valley-pride-lgbtq-latin-dance-class-0

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Opening Reception | Undersoul: Jay DeFeo

March 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the opening celebration of the original exhibition Undersoul: Jay DeFeo, followed by a festive evening with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Free to members. https://sjmusart.org/event/opening-reception-undersoul-jay-defeo

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Gallery Talk on Undersoul: Jay DeFeo

March 14, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Tour the exhibition Undersoul: Jay DeFeo with Kathryn Wade, curatorial associate. Free with museum admission (free to members). https://sjmusart.org/event/gallery-talk-undersoul-jay-defeo

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The Camping Trip, presented by The College of Adaptive Arts

March 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As part of New Terrains: Mobility and Migration, the Graduate Theatre Troupe from the College of Adaptive Arts will present The Camping Trip, an original comedy written and performed by students with differing abilities. Set in 1967, the play tells the story of a family camping trip in which everything goes wrong. Performance is free and includes admission to all galleries. https://sjmusart.org/event/camping-trip-presented-college-adaptive-arts

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Stories from the Farther Shore: Southeast Asian Film

March 20, 2019 - March 24, 2019

Showcasing recent documentary, short, artistic, and feature-length films by Southeast Asian filmmakers, topics range from transgender identity and LGBTQ issues to immigration and the complexities of the diasporic experience. This free program of twelve films will screen at SJMA, the Asian Art Museum, California College of the Arts, and at various locations throughout San José. Free. https://sjmusart.org/event/stories-farther-shore-southeast-asian-film

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Third Thursday: Exotopia

March 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Exotopia is a virtual reality installation where visitors can explore all the known exoplanets — thousands that have been discovered in the last 20 years. Admission is $5 after 5 pm. Free for members. https://sjmusart.org/event/third-thursday-exotopia

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Silicon Valley Pride LGBTQ+ Latin Dance Class

March 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A series of three LGBTQ+ dance classes, with professional instruction by Juan Camarena, for those who would like to learn some of the popular Latin dances such as Cumbia, Salsa, and Bachata. For singles or partners. Free. https://sjmusart.org/event/silicon-valley-pride-lgbtq-latin-dance-class-1

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April 2019

Lunchtime Lecture: Spontaneous Minds: The Creative Ethos of 1950s San Francisco

April 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jay DeFeo was a pivotal figure in the historic San Francisco community of creatives of the Beat era generation. This era featured an eclectic array of artists such as DeFeo, musicians, dancers, and filmmakers who challenged tradition, shattered convention, and made the Bay Area a haven for creatives and non-conformists of all kinds. Join Jerry Cimino, Founder and Director of the Beat Museum in San Francisco to learn more about this pivotal time in our local history.​ Free with museum…

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Facebook First Fridays

April 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy Facebook First Fridays, a new program to offer FREE monthly late nights at the museum, including access to all exhibitions and programs. It's an evening of music, art, cash bar, and photo booth. https://sjmusart.org/facebook-first-fridays

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Creative Minds: Catherine Wagner and Glen Helfand

April 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

SF-based curator and critic Glen Helfand chats with artist Catherine Wagner about her works and process in the exhibition, Catherine Wagner: Paradox Observed. Admission to the program is free. Space is limited, advance tickets recommended. https://sjmusart.org/event/creative-minds-catherine-wagner-and-glen-helfand

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Chamber Music Silicon Valley – Common Sounds!

April 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

CMSV's Ensemble-in-Residence, Common Sounds, interweaves opposites and blurs boundaries with a dynamic mix of sounds from Mexico, Japan, the Middle East, America, and beyond. $10-$35. https://www.facebook.com/events/1164517390396658/

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Third Thursday: 10th Annual Poetry Invitational

April 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Experience poetry in the galleries for the 10th Annual Poetry Invitational hosted by Mike McGee, Poet Laureate of Santa Clara County. $5 after 5 pm. https://sjmusart.org/event/third-thursday-10th-annual-poetry-invitational

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May 2019

Lunchtime Lecture: The Intersection of Art and Science

May 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Laura Schelhas, staff scientist, Applied Energy Division at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, for a cross-disciplinary lecture exploring technologies that allow us to see beyond the capacity of human vision. Free with Museum admission. https://sjmusart.org/event/lunchtime-lecture-intersection-art-and-science

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Facebook First Fridays

May 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy Facebook First Fridays, a new program to offer FREE monthly late nights at the museum, including access to all exhibitions and programs. It's an evening of music, art, cash bar, and photo booth. https://sjmusart.org/facebook-first-fridays

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Diridon to Downtown: Can You Find Your Way In San Jose?

May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The SJSU Urban Planning Department and CommUniverCity is hosting an event to engage the community on ways to enhance the look, the feel, and the overall walk-ability along key corridors to local attractions in the Downtown area. Come provide your unique perspective to the planning challenges that are currently being discussed for Downtown San Jose. Free. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diridon-to-downtown-can-you-find-your-way-in-san-jose-tickets-60229766854

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Rina Banerjee Opening Reception and Creative Minds

May 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Members opening reception of Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World, and a conversation with the artist and Lauren Schell Dickens, SJMA curator. https://sjmusart.org/event/rina-banerjee-opening-reception-and-creative-minds

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Third Thursday: Common Sounds

May 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As part of New Terrains: Mobility and Migration, and in response to Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World, Chamber Music Silicon Valley returns with another presentation of Common Sounds, a groundbreaking ensemble with a bold purpose: to serve as a bridge, uniting disparate cultures through the universal language of music. $5 after 5 pm. Free to SJMA Members. https://sjmusart.org/event/third-thursday-may-2019

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AAMD Art Museum Day | Viva Calle SJ

May 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

SJMA will offer free admission as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) annual Art Museum Day and Viva CalleSJ. Viva CalleSJ is a free program that temporarily closes miles of San José streets to bring communities together to walk, bike, skate, play, and explore the city like never before. https://sjmusart.org/event/aamd-art-museum-day-viva-calle-sj

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Gallery Talk | Catherine Wagner: Paradox Observed

May 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Tour the exhibition Paradox Observed with Kathryn Wade, curatorial associate. Free with museum admission. https://sjmusart.org/event/gallery-talk-catherine-wagner-paradox-observed

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June 2019

Community Day: Maker Day

June 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

SJMA’s Maker Day Community Day celebrates Silicon Valley as a leader of innovation, creativity, technology and the home of the world-renowned Maker Movement. Learn by doing, and reimagine new uses for objects and materials. Free. https://sjmusart.org/event/community-day-maker-day-2019

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Facebook First Fridays

June 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy Facebook First Fridays, a new program to offer FREE monthly late nights at the museum, including access to all exhibitions and programs. It's an evening of music, art, cash bar, and photo booth. https://sjmusart.org/facebook-first-fridays

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Art This Way: Environment + Poetry

June 11, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

SJMA debuts a special summer series exploring Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World, where featured experts walk you through the exhibition while sharing their unique perspectives of the works by the artist. This session is led by Bruce Olszewski, lecturer with the Environmental Studies Department at SJSU and also Director of the Center for the Development of Recycling (CDR) and Tonya Foster, poet and Assistant Professor at the California College of the Arts. Free with museum admission. https://sjmusart.org/event/art-way-environment-poetry

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Women in Leadership

June 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Corporate Leadership Council of SJMA celebrates Silicon Valley’s women in leadership. Join women business leaders in Silicon Valley and learn about exciting upcoming exhibitions of visionary women artists who have left a mark in the art scene. Free. https://sjmusart.org/event/women-leadership-2019

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Third Thursday

June 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mosaic Silicon Valley returns to SJMA with Journeys of Love, Loss & Life: San José, an instrumental and vocal portrayal of stories inspired by the lives of members of the local Vietnamese, Chicano, and African American communities. Performed by Emmy-award winning musician and composer Van-Anh Vo. $5 after 5pm (free to members). https://sjmusart.org/event/third-thursday-june-2019

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July 2019

Facebook First Fridays

July 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy Facebook First Fridays, a new program to offer FREE monthly late nights at the museum, including access to all exhibitions and programs. It's an evening of music, art, cash bar, and photo booth. https://sjmusart.org/facebook-first-fridays

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Art This Way: Sociology + Food

July 9, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

SJMA debuts a special summer series exploring Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World, featuringexperts from a variety of studies. The session will be led by Dr. Tanya Saroj Bakhru, lecturer of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in the Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Science Department at SJSU, and Robert Sapirman, Bay Area Executive Chef and culinary expert. Free with museum admission. https://sjmusart.org/event/art-way-sociology-food

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Beta Space: Pae White – Opening

July 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate the opening of Beta Space: Pae White. Free for members. $5 after 5 pm. https://sjmusart.org/event/member-preview-beta-space-pae-white

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SJMA – Young Professionals’ Summer Mixer

July 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Mingle with fellow art enthusiasts and next-generation Silicon Valley leaders in SJMA's outdoor café, and be the first to see Beta Space: Pae White. Free to SJMA YP members. $10 for non-members. Ticket includes admission to the galleries. Age 21+. https://sjmusart.org/event/young-professionals-summer-mixer-0

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August 2019

Facebook First Fridays

August 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy Facebook First Fridays, a new program to offer FREE monthly late nights at the museum, including access to all exhibitions and programs. It's an evening of music, art, cash bar, and photo booth. https://sjmusart.org/facebook-first-fridays

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San Jose Jazz Next Gen Stage

August 9, 2019 - August 11, 2019

Next Gen Stage returns to SJMA for the 30th Annual 2019 Summer Fest presented by San Jose Jazz. Free admission. https://sjmusart.org/event/san-jose-jazz-next-gen-stage-0

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Art 101: Booze and Brushes

August 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy an inspiring evening of painting fueled by cocktails. No skills required. Relax as artist and instructor Stuart Mahoney guides your creativity and introduces you to simple painting techniques. $50 ($30 for SJMA members). https://sjmusart.org/event/art-101-booze-and-brushes-0

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September 2019

Facebook First Fridays

September 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy Facebook First Fridays, a new program to offer FREE monthly late nights at the museum, including access to all exhibitions and programs. It's an evening of music, art, cash bar, and photo booth. https://sjmusart.org/facebook-first-fridays

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Third Thursday: Journeys: How Immigrants Made a Home in San José

September 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn about four remarkable members of San Jose’s immigrant community who started in different places and made their homes here. $5 after 5pm. Free to SJMA members. https://sjmusart.org/event/third-thursday-journeys-how-immigrants-made-home-san-jose

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50th Anniversary Celebration Gala and Auction

September 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 11:59 pm

SJMA’s annual gala showcases the highest level of hospitality and artistry in the Silicon Valley art scene with internationally celebrated artists in attendance, a live auction of cutting-edge contemporary art with an auctioneer from Christie’s New York, and an after-party with music and dancing.​ $1000+. https://sjmusart.org/event/50th-anniversary-celebration-gala-and-auction

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The Mirror Ball

September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm

The after-party for the 50th Anniversary Gala and Auction. A gala to support the San José Museum of Art.​ Dancing, cocktails, and late-night fare. Music by No Water After Midnight. https://sjmusart.org/the-mirror-ball-2019

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October 2019

Lunchtime Lecture: Artist Talk with Uudam Tran Nguyen

October 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Artist Uudam Tran Nguyen discusses his recent work in relation to contemporary life in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Lunchtime Lectures take place on the first Wednesday of the month at noon in the Charlotte Wendel Education Center. Free with museum admission. https://sjmusart.org/event/lunchtime-lecture-artist-talk-uudam-tran-nguyen

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Volunteer Fair

October 2, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Attend this informative and interactive gathering to learn about SJMA’s volunteer opportunities. https://sjmusart.org/event/volunteer-fair

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Facebook First Fridays

October 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy Facebook First Fridays, a new program to offer FREE monthly late nights at the museum, including access to all exhibitions and programs. It's an evening of music, art, cash bar, and photo booth. https://sjmusart.org/facebook-first-fridays

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A Conversation on Collecting

October 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Manjari Sihare-Sutin for an intimate conversation revealing the myriad factors that shape the market for Southeast Asian contemporary art. Free with museum admission. https://sjmusart.org/event/conversation-collecting

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Third Thursdays

October 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Museum is open late on the third Thursday of every month and offers half-price admission. $5 after 5 pm. (Free to SJMA members). https://sjmusart.org/event/third-thursdays

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Creative Minds: Tamiko Thiel and Zara Houshmand with Susan Hayase

October 19, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Join artists Tamiko Thiel and Zara Houshmand in conversation with San José-based Japanese American activist Susan Hayase. Co-presented with the California History Center at De Anza College and the Japanese American Museum of San José. Free with museum admission. https://sjmusart.org/event/creative-minds-tamiko-thiel-and-zara-houshmand-susan-hayase

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Marion Cilker Conference for the Arts in Education

October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:45 pm

This event brings together students, teachers, and parents with local artists and arts organizations to share the joy of teaching through the arts. Co-sponsored by the Connie L. Lurie College of Education at SJSU and the Santa Clara County Office of Education. https://sjmusart.org/event/marion-cilker-conference-arts-education

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November 2019

Facebook First Fridays

November 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy Facebook First Fridays, a new program to offer FREE monthly late nights at the museum, including access to all exhibitions and programs. It's an evening of music, art, cash bar, and photo booth. https://sjmusart.org/facebook-first-fridays

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Community Day: Día de Los Muertos

November 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a full day of live entertainment, cultural demonstrations, and an eclectic mix of art-making experiences.​ Free. https://sjmusart.org/event/community-day-dia-de-los-muertos

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Lunchtime Lecture: Passing the Baton: Black Athletes and the Speed City Era at San Jose Staté College

November 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join former San José State sprinters, Ray Norton and Bob Poynter, as they share their personal experiences with Urla Hill, curator of the 2007 History San José exhibition "Speed City: From Civil Rights to Black Power." Free with Museum admission. https://sjmusart.org/event/lunchtime-lecture-passing-baton-black-athletes-and-speed-city-era-san-jose-state-college

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Women in Leadership Networking Reception

November 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy after-hours access to the Museum's galleries and network with Silicon Valley's leading creatives and business professionals. https://sjmusart.org/event/women-leadership-networking-reception

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Passing the Baton: Immigrant Advocacy: Rapid Response Training

November 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop offers participants concrete ways to stand in solidarity with the undocumented members of our community. Free (registration required). https://sjmusart.org/event/passing-baton-immigrant-advocacy-rapid-response-training

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Art 101: Clay Exploration Workshop with Higher Fire

November 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come experiment in this clay workshop inspired by artist Woody De Othello’s ceramic sculptures at this off-site workshop. $150 ($125 for SJMA members). https://sjmusart.org/event/art-101-clay-exploration-workshop-higher-fire

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Third Thursdays: Creative Minds: Woody De Othello

November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join artist Woody De Othello in a walkthrough of his first solo museum presentation, where he will discuss recent explorations into his Haitian roots. $5 after 5pm (free to SJMA members). https://sjmusart.org/event/third-thursdays-creative-minds-woody-de-othello

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