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Address: 110 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2383
Phone Number: 408-271-6840
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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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San Jose Museum of Art - A Nice Visit!

I was in San Jose this week and made a visit to San Jose Museum of Art - A Nice Visit! The Tabalno Exhibit is very fascinating, worth the visit for this tour!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
P51rayf
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in San Jose this week and made a visit to San Jose Museum of Art - A Nice Visit! The Tabalno Exhibit is very fascinating, worth the visit for this tour!

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Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fine place with mostly local art..the work of this Museum, in co-operation with city council and local schools, has works of art all over downtown San Jose, transforming old doorways, ugly walls and partitions into fine places exhibiting local talent..with due credit given to the artist..wonderful job..there is more to see outside than inside.

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Thank drvalliappan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am glad to have visited this museum today with my family and friends. The border cantos exhibits resonates well with the current political passion. The photographer was excellent in portraying the emotions of families and migrants who came to this country for the role purpose of survival and giving the best to their families.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We spent an hour and a half which was just enough time to see the exhibits. Border Cantos by Richard Misrach and Guillermo Galindo is a powerful exhibit. Our entire family enjoyed and walked away with new perspectives. Tabaimo's piece was stunning and thought provoking. Definitely worth a walk through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

the museum shows a new ideas of displaying art by videos and sounds it's a small museum and I liked the part of the red Indians struggle

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

During my visit there were two very interesting exhibits there. My favorite was a series of photographs and pieces of art surrounding the border "crisis." Very interesting, eye-opening, and humanizing. The museum itself has a beautiful, bright, sleek, and open architectural layout. Worth a visit if an exhibit peaks your interest!

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Thank Ruth P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Every few months we come to San Jose to see family. We always make a point of visiting the San Jose Museum of Art because there is always something interesting to see. The museum commissions and hosts exhibitions that are provocative and timely. They relate to the differing communities of San Jose and are curated in an accessible and unpretentious... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

While attending a private event, I had an opportunity to look at the collection and the building. It's an interesting blend of 1930s and current a modern addition. Spacious lobby with easy access.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Every city has its own Art Museum and this is a first class museum. Their exhibits change regularly. Upon entering the building there is a huge Chihuly glass sculpture hanging from the ceiling several stories above ground level. his colorful freeform piece is dynamic and worth seeing from both the ground floor and upstairs. The exhibits are icely displayed and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Located in the original city library the San Jose Museum of Art has a wide variety of collections which are changed frequently. They cater not only to adults, but also to children. It is worth a visit.

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