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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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Nice little museum

This is worth a visit just to see the Chihuily artwork, though it is viewable from the lobby, it's nice to see it from above. They rotate art works, so check their website if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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San Jose, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This museum is full of very unique and fun pieces. It is very affordable, especially as far as attractions in the city go, and it was just a great place to relax for an hour or so and take in the art.

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San Jose, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We went to this museum as a fun activity to celebrate El Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The museum has a lot of different pieces of artwork, including a giant skeleton, a paperclip design, and some works by famous artists. The museum also has a cafe and a gift store. There is a basement, but there isn't... More 

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San Jose, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is worth a visit just to see the Chihuily artwork, though it is viewable from the lobby, it's nice to see it from above. They rotate art works, so check their website if your picky about what you want to see. Admission is very reasonable. They have a very nice gift shop and the café has really good food.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Had a great experience at the San Jose Museum Of Art. All of the stuff were so friendly and nice. The exhibits were very interesting and provided a wide variety of art for my family to view.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My friend and I were walking around San Jose and decided to stop in here. It look us about 45 minutes to walk around the entire place. It's interesting and worth a quick stop in. You do have to pay to get in, so if you love art, spend the money, if you don't, then I don't suggest this place... More 

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San Diego, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
48 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
15 helpful votes 15 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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27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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30 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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