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San Jose Museum of Art

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Address: 110 South Market St, San Jose, CA 91553
Phone Number: 408-271-6840
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Description: One of San Jose's most historic buildings, this former post office is now...
One of San Jose's most historic buildings, this former post office is now home to a permanent collection, and it features rotating exhibits as well.
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Nice museum once you have an available hour

This is pretty small museum that hosts different exhibitions from various american painter and modern art creators. The museum has 3 floors with 2-3 halls at each one.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is pretty small museum that hosts different exhibitions from various american painter and modern art creators. The museum has 3 floors with 2-3 halls at each one.

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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It is a beautiful building in a central location. the collection needs some work. I am not an arexpert by any measure, but I have been fortunate enough to visit some fabulous art museums. This is not one of them. they are in Silicon Valley and seem to have a strong list of benefactors. i wish them the best in... More 

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Irvine CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The best that can be said about the San Jose Museum of Art is that $5 is the appropriate entrance fee. The number of pieces of art on display was small, and most were photographs. Not worth the visit unless you are in downtown San Jose with nothing else to do.

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Arlington, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I would not necessarily call this a "museum"... it is more of an art gallery. When I visited, they had several photo exhibitions and art installations on show. Because I am an art snob and am used to British Museum, Louvre and the Hermitage, I was severely underwhelmed. But it was definitely worth a visit. The staff is very friendly.

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Ridgway, Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Even though I was there before opening, because I had to catch flight, a very nice lady let me in the door to take a quick look. Got some great pics!

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Tehran
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It's a wonderful museum in city center and I was lucky because when I decided to watch it , there was two different time art and panting that we could watch, modern art and photos and some portrait painting from the first years of nineties. Museums has two floors, a coffee shop and small restaurant.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a great museum to go to to view modern art examples. i love the glass sculptures hanging form the ceilings. Also a great place for school field trips. The docents are knowledgeable and patient with students.

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Hollister, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Give yourself plenty of time to wander through the exhibits. There are nooks and crannies which you may not see the first time you go through an area. The variety of art is excellent, most mediums seem to be displayed. Wonderful part of downtown San Jose

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Surrey, B.C.
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I visit San Jose every year to see family and I always stop in at the art museum to check out the current exhibits. I'm never disappointed although this year the main floor was off limits due to reconstruction. Still, there were some great displays upstairs including an interactive area. I also really like the museum store. I do some... More 

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Longport, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This museum was right next to my hotel. As I arrived in the late afternoon, it seemed like a worthy excursion. The collection is very small and contemporary. i enjoyed some of the artists' works especially those I had not heard of or seen before. They had a couple very nice Jasper Johns. The Museum needs at least one masterpiece.... More 

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