The San Jose Museum of Art celebrates new ideas, stimulates creativity, and inspires connection with every visit. Welcoming and thought provoking, the Museum delights visitors with it’s surprising and playful perspective on the art and artists of our time.
SJMA is a leading showcase in the Bay Area for modern and contemporary art. The Museum has earned a reputation for its fresh, distinctive exhibitions, which are conceived to engage Museum visitors of various ages and cultural backgrounds. Through its exhibitions and programs, SJMA addresses major trends in international contemporary art, architecture, and design, with an ongoing commitment to also place the work of California artists in national and international context. The Museum strives to make significant contributions to art‑historical scholarship; address prescient issues of interest to the general public; and offer programs that reflect the rich diversity of its communities. The Museum presents nine to twelve exhibitions each year, including one‑person and thematic group exhibitions that include a range of artworks, from traditional painting to exploratory new‑media installations. Given its location in the heart of the high‑technology culture of Silicon Valley, the Museum has a substantial commitment to new work in new media, as well as to initiating special projects and commissions that reflect issues of importance to its communities.