San Jose Museum of Art

The contemporary Museum of Art in San Jose is a vibrant institution that is reputed for its rotating exhibitions as well as its permanent collection.

Hub of arts in San Jose

The Museum was founded in 1969 when a group of like-minded people decided to rescue an old library and turn it into an art gallery. Since then, ordinary citizen volunteers have contributed to making the Museum the hub of arts in San Jose.

Modern Collection

The Museum is home to over 2000 works of contemporary art that span the gamut from ceramic to paper and sculptures to installations. These creations cover a wide variety of themes – from angst at environmental degradation to the abstract. Do make a point to visit their installations especially the ones that use new media aka technology to create stunning art.

The San Jose Museum of Art is an inclusive place that allows everyone to participate. If you fancy some art work yourself, pick up pencils and paper at the admission desk. Don’t forget to browse through the SJMA Store for unusual gift ideas and souvenirs.

Handy Tip

  • If you’re keen on art, then we suggest that you join the guided tours each day at 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm.
  • If required, you can request for buggies and wheelchairs, free of charge.

Photos by Jim Watkins Photography