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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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Small but cute!

I like the museum a lot! The book "Selections" is a gift if you become a member. And there is a public tour with a guide at 1 pm. This is very useful to get an idea about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Zonguldak, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I like the museum a lot! The book "Selections" is a gift if you become a member. And there is a public tour with a guide at 1 pm. This is very useful to get an idea about the museum. Also I like the works of Diana Thater but this exhibition is until 13th Sept!

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Fremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a small museum with a few exhibits. I wasn't impressed by it. It was right near the Fairmont hotel so you could easily walk to it. It wasn't worth the entrance fee.

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Depending on the display it can be very nice. It is a small museum and it doesn't take very long to review the entire museum. The lunch cafeteria has pretty good food, coffee and tea and snacks. I enjoy this museum but since it is small you have time to walk around and see other sites the same day.

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Barossa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great small museum with some really interesting exhibitions. We really enjoyed 'Beta Space', 'City Limits, City Life' and in particular 'Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India'.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The gallery's website tempts you in with David Nash, Roy Lichtenstein, Alexander Calder, Edward Hopper, Henry Moore, even Picasso. You pay $8 to get in. Then you find that none of that is available because all the rooms are full of special exhibitions. It wouldn't be so bad if they were worthwhile, but they're not. Two rooms occupied by nothing... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It's a small museum with modern art. The one exhibit of Orozco work was nice though. There was also an exhibit with space stuff which was kinda cool. My daughter enjoyed it. The gift shop is really nice. Wasn't crowded at all on a Sunday.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Grab a bag with pads and pencils, go around the museum and sketch yourself! You will find a simple array of differing contemporary art mostly flat art, nothing too challenging (no felt or grease, no nudity, or questioning our relationship to race, sex, et cetera)

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is a small museum, but for the size had some very interesting and thoughtfully curated exhibits. I would definitely go back.

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I love having a museum nearby and try to attend and check out the new exhibits a couple of times a year. Unfortunately the offerings I this museum are limited. I will be the first to say the more "advant guarde" focused artwork is often not my favorite. Many of the installations are not particularly interesting to me. My most... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Not impress by the art. The staff is really nice. When I walked in very few people Erie there. The outside does not look like a museum at first but a church! The gift shop was lovely. The space is open and exhibits are given adequate rom to show off the art.

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