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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
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Christina T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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chicago, United States
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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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Thank Tim A
Torrance, California
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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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Thank Denise O
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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California
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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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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I have been going to this museum since I was child (they used to have art classes in the back rooms). The exhibits are pretty top notch for San Jose, the gift shop is a must check in regularly for cool artistic worldly gifts. Great location, near parking and amazing restaurants. An amazing tourist...or local afternoon spot downtown. I prefer... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My daughter and I went to the SJMoA so she could do an art paper. We found very little here for her to use for the project.

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Thank sharon t
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We visited the museum over Thanksgiving weekend, when they were showing works by Wegman (famous for his works employing his pet Weimaraner) and a show "Covert Operations", a showcase of multimedia art inspired by surveillance operations undertaken by the Government in the post-9/11 world. The Wegman show was mildly interesting, but the Covert exhibit was powerful and disturbing. Works in... More 

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