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Bay Area artists know they've made it once their work appears at this city museum..
SJMA is not large for a big-city museum, but the quality of the work on display is high. The museum operates partly out of a striking, 1892 post office building with a clock tower, and partly out of a modern building next door that opened in 1991. A bright-red cloth barrier across the front of the newer building announces the museum's name, and a circle of palm trees and a brightly painted sculpture decorate the plaza in front.
The museum has a permanent collection of 1,200 20th-century works, with an emphasis on post-1980 Bay Area artists. Exhibits include contemporary painting, photography, and free children's programs on the second Sunday of each month. Poetry and book readings, daily tours, and lectures round out the calendar of free events. Visitors can enjoy light lunch fare and coffee at the cafe, and shop for art books and gifts at the museum store.
Tiny. Tiny, but the current exhibit is worth seeing. Best it is free
The best is also free!.
Tech is tech but art is Art.
This is the best in Silicon Valley.
Museum Cafe & Store. Even if contemporary art is "not your thing" try the cafe and store at SJMA. The cafe and museum store are little jewles set in downtown San Jose!
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