San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose

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#4 of 8 in Museums in San Jose
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  • October 2, 2017
    I love SJMA so much, which blends various combination of artistic flavors, especially contemporary art I love most... during the time I visited there were the paintings on the cozy home regarding reno...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    We were the only people on the docent tour which made it very personable and we enjoyed the art. The museum is not so large that it wears you out!  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    On top of the excellent permanent collection at this museum, there are one-of-a-kind visiting exhibits sure to amaze you. There is always something interactive in the Family gallery, so make sure to b...  more »
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  • April 17, 2017
    Often overlooked by people wanting to go into SF to the bigger museums but definitely worth a visit. They don't have a stellar permanent collection but they get some interesting exhibits and offer some truly wonderful family/community programs in conjunction with cultural events like Chinese New Year. Nice gift shop and cafe area too. Unfortunately there isn't too much else downtown nearby to see ( except restaurants and the Tech if you have kids)but SJMA is worth a visit all on it's own. Staff are always very friendly and helpful!
  • June 19, 2017
    Giving one star is even too much. But, One Star for the place being clean. Don't waste your time and money on this place. For such a huge place in downtown San Jose, it has very little drawing or painting. Most of what they have is New Age based sculpture and messages and even some very disgusting and sick sculptures of decapitated heads that are bloody and bleeding...and they call it art !! Unbelievable ! The lady upstairs that is watching people is so mean that makes you want to leave right away. Total disappointment for San Jose. Try other museums that stay true to the innocent skill of art.
  • July 11, 2017
    This was an awesome place to spend an afternoon last weekend. The collections on display were great, and the addition of the live music and drawing materials on the ground floor were a bonus.
  • June 4, 2017
    A small art museum. The staff is quite nice. But I think the museum can be better with more area/things.
  • May 1, 2017
    Great artwork that rotates often. Take full advantage of free days. Always a cool spot to hangout with friends and family on cold or very hot days. Place is huge and lots of activities in summer are planned.

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