Triton Museum of Art

Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara: Hours, Address, Triton Museum of Art Reviews: 4/5

Triton Museum of Art
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Triton Museum of Art is a vital community resource that provides accessible exhibition and education programs, which promote a broad range of contemporary California art. Through our multi-faceted programs, we bring together the culturally diverse population of the Greater Bay Area to foster a better understanding of art and its role in building a strong community.
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Dawn G.
5 contributions
Apr 2022
This art museum is free and open to the public. There are indoor exhibits and an outdoors bronze statuary garden. I love that the exhibits change so each time I travel here I always have new things to see. Brought my grandkids (14 and 17) and both enjoyed it.
Written April 21, 2022
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mini
Fremont, CA159,112 contributions
Mar 2020
I went to the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara. Its a pleasant free art gallery with nice art. This time the featured artists included Renee Billingslea, Enrique Chagoya, and Jeff Alan West. There are also some outdoor art scultpures to see. I have gone before; this time I visited in March 2020.
Written March 4, 2020
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Brain Treppan
Carmel, CA4 contributions
Jun 2021
Nicely curated exhibits. Takes about 20 minutes to see everything. Fresh exhibits every couple months or so. Interesting art talks every so often. Had a reception here and was very well received by our guests.
Written June 10, 2021
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mini
Fremont, CA159,112 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
Triton Museum of Art is a free art museum, while it is relatively small, it has some impressive art pieces. There is a nice outdoor statue garden as well. I spent about 1/2 hour here to see the art displays and statue garden. There is also a gift shop at the museum. I parked for free on the street; there is also a small parking lot a bit further away by the historic homes just north of the art museum.
Written July 16, 2014
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HopALongHari
Sacramento, CA29 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
As a museum Triton falls in the "regional museum" camp. But, that's not to put it down! Since it is FREE and open year round, it is a great resource for art students and art lovers. I have visited this museum many times as a local. If you're visiting from out of town, I highly recommend attending one of their after hours events or taking a class. That is the real beauty of this museum, you can take atelier style classes in a variety of mediums from modern mixed media to classic drawing and oil paintings. And yes, there is a small museum store with all the usual wonderful, colorful, kitschy, handmade and reproduction items normally found in museum stores.

The staff at this museum are wonderful, very involved and approachable. I've attended a number of their after hours events including their interactive retro gaming night (very fun) and their non-silent homemade art auction. Always a festive, lively feel, partly because the museum grounds themselves are small and community-sized. Good times and recommended if you're in the area and enjoy art and variety.
Written July 18, 2018
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Veronica F
88 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
This museum is boring, most of the work are very uninteresting, if you are used to a more contemporary caliber of art you won't find it intellectually challenging. I think they celebrate a lot their seniors community artist.Seems it hasn't evolved for so many years... I would not pay money to visit but since it is free is ok.
Written March 1, 2018
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bwtkoon
San Francisco1 contribution
Sep 2016 • Friends
AnOnyMs wrote a review in June 2015 that said how much she liked the building but noted that the staff member didn't know the name of the San Francisco architect who designed the building. It was Barcelon + Jang who won the design competition for the Triton Museum of Art.
Written August 2, 2017
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An0nyMs
Tucson, Arizona1,163 contributions
Jun 2015 • Solo
The building is gorgeous -- designed by a San Francisco architect (the staff person wasn't sure who). In back is a park and some sculpture. I'll post photos.

The museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary. (The building is newer.) The main exhibition was "50 artists to watch." Art was from regional artists; much of it wasn't the same class as you'd see at the nearby San Jose Museum of Art or the Cantor Art Center in Palo Alto (at Stanford). But I was glad I stopped by this beautiful, peaceful spot.
Written June 12, 2015
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Vallianm
Santa Clara, CA72 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
This place must have a pile of money in a trust because it is beautiful: the site, the building, the art, the shows, the programs, all are beautiful. The docents are very kind to children. The sculpture garden is located a 200 feet from a playground.
Pack a lunch for the family and then head over this place any day of the week. It's almost always empty, but the art is just plain a cut above. I think if it were nearer the university, it would get more traffic.

It's a modern art museum, all types of mediums. Clean and very chic. Would make a cute first date, since there are some nice places to sit and talk and look at the art.

There are several fountains plus the Saint Claire fountain across the street. Walk over there. Safe for kids or slower people. Always plenty of free parking. Park out front near the doors--there is no entry from the sculpture garden.

Gift shop is small and not particularly spectacular, but you can buy a nice little momento there. Gift-shop pricing…

I have gone here monthly or so for years. It's a timeless classic of modern art. I take long-term guests (something free to do that feels like an outing, and you could even get a little dressed up and not feel silly doing so).

I've taken the kids to a few of the free art programs--they are a bit packed and not very inspired. But they are free and there is a lot of space outside and several adventures to take.

Written September 2, 2014
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HappyCamper70x7
Santa Clara, CA49 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
I took my niece and nephew to the museum last week during their visit it was really nice. First of all, it's free, my kind of entertainment, but also, there is artwork from several different artist whom all have amazing talent. What was awesome was that my niece and nephew, even though they are young, 10 and 12 yrs old, they enjoy art. They have painting, sculptures, and even photos, at least some look like photo art. The only thing I didn't care too much for was the naked artwork or the women, in fact I got so embarrassed. But I tried to make the best of it and I apologized to them because I'm not sure if my brother would have approved. What I told them was that there is different types of art and what they saw before them, some people consider to be art. And to be honest, if it was just me, I would of had no problem, because this is art, but because I had two young kids with me, it took me off guard. I wish that there was a posting or something to warn you ahead of time so you can prepare the kids. But other than that, we had a great time and took lots of pictures. Don't forget to see the sculptures outside.
Written July 30, 2013
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