San Jose Museum of Art
San Jose Museum of Art
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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San José Museum of Art believes that art has the power to transform minds. For over fifty years, we have been a committed community resource for reflection, inspiration, and new perspectives.
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nvmar333
San Francisco, CA79 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
this is a great museum that is very easily managed within a two hour time period. There is paid parking near the building you are located in downtown San Jose So no matter what you will have to pay for parking. The museum entry price is very reasonable additionally parking fee is reasonable as well and of course much cheaper than going to see a museum in San Francisco city. This was my first time at the museum and I was very impressed at their exhibitions and will definitely go back once exhibitions are changed I highly recommend
Written January 15, 2020
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Henrique_WestOz
Perth, Australia81 contributions
Dec 2019
I found a bit pricey due to the size of the museum. Although I did enjoy the exhibitions there are several other larger museums that are free entry. I would still recommend a visit specially because of the quality of the artworks and the content in the collection.
Written January 16, 2020
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Sitie
Mountain View, CA1,139 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
It's a small museum, so the price is just right ($10 per adult), and it features local artists. The theme is mostly modern/contemporary. There's a cafe too. Nice way to spend 45-60min in downtown San Jose.
Written April 20, 2018
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Heather T
Raleigh, NC169 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
I love art museums, so I stopped in one of their discount days (third Thursday of the month is half price). I'm really glad I didn't pay full price for this. They specialize in modern art, which is not usually my favorite, but I thought I'd give it a try. I needn't have bothered. They had a few special exhibits that were disappointing to say the least. And, it's something you can totally get through in an hour, even with reading all the plaques.
Written August 24, 2018
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Bryan C
Daly City, CA125 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Great experience. When we went kids under 17 were free and if you an educator you can get in for free as well. Good exhibits, that adults and kids enjoy together.
Written March 1, 2020
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Mike H
Phoenix, AZ77 contributions
Sep 2019
It's a small museum, we were probably just there for twenty minutes, the art just didn't do it for us. The art is okay, but really there are probably better things to do with your time. The outside of the building is probably the best part of the whole museum.
Written September 9, 2019
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DSJSJCA
San Jose, CA37 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
I visited last month on Smithsonian Day (free admission at hundreds of museums nationwide) and was highly disappointed. After spending the summer at The Art Institute of Chicago and the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, you have to wonder why the nation's 10th largest city has such a poor art museum. I saw little of interest, including a weird sculpture taking up a massive room, and some truly strange paintings. Located in the former city library (which I used to visit regularly growing up here) the building is historic but there's not enough to see here to warrant a visit. San Jose is just not a city big on history or culture, having also lost our Symphony a few years back.
Written October 11, 2017
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Tim A
Sutton-in-Craven, UK71 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
This art museum is a gem. It is not huge and can be viewed in half a day maximum. There is always something interesting to see. There are usually two or three exhibitions on, one of which will be either invited or specially commissioned, the other taking particular look at a topic that will either make use of their permanent collection or be curated to reveal something of interest to the diverse citizenry of San Jose.
Written December 4, 2016
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Claire B
London, UK42 contributions
Oct 2016 • Solo
I visited the museum mid week and it wasn't busy at all. At times I had whole exhibits to myself.

I was surprised by how small the museum is but actually it works in its favour. It meant I had time to take in each gallery and each piece and it is extremely well curated.

It had a really informal and relaxed atmosphere and I enjoyed my afternoon there. All the staff I came across were friendly and polite, and the gift shop is worth a look as it has an interesting selection of jewellery.
Written October 25, 2016
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA10,390 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
We stopped here to add to my Dale Chihuly collection. The museum although on the smallish side had nice exhibits, which are very well displayed and labeled so you can tell what you are seeing. All docents I met were very friendly and helpful.
Written October 15, 2016
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