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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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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Just the right size for a quick visit

I had a long lunch free and popped into this museum. I had a nice, leisurely time strolling through the 2 floors of exhibits. Very well set arranged and relaxing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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San Diego, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
48 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I had a long lunch free and popped into this museum. I had a nice, leisurely time strolling through the 2 floors of exhibits. Very well set arranged and relaxing.

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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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19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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23 helpful votes 23 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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