Martin Luther King Jr. Day honors the birthday of one of the most recognized civil rights activist of our time. See Glenn Kaino's "The Winds of Revolt (Selma) 2" (2016) in the exhibition "Other Walks, Other Lines," on view at SJMA through March 10, 2019. Glenn Kaino "The Winds of Revolt (Selma) 2," 2016 Charcoal and wax on paper 41 x 52 1/2 x 2 inches Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta, Chicago. #MLKDay2019 , #GlennKaino , #OtherWalksOtherLine , #SelmaMarch , #blackhistory , #americanhistory
SJMA wishes everyone well for today's Women's March from San José to San Francisco and beyond. #WomensMarch2019 Last Saturday, volunteers marched through downtown San José as part of Creative Minds: Suffragette City, a participatory procession by Lara Schnitger. Schnitger's works of art came to life from the galleries into the streets in celebration of female empowerment. #suffragettecity , #womensmarch , ,@laraschnitger , @antonkerngallery , @friezeartfair
@san_jose_museum_of_art Oshman Executive Director Sayre Batton, artist Lava Thomas, and @bampfa MATRIX curator Apsara DiQuinzio, led by @badatsports on Authority and Agency in the Art World at @untitledartfair
Did you know today is #MuseumSelfieDay ? Share with us your favorite museum selfie at SJMA by tagging or geo-tagging us on Instagram at @san_jose_museum_of_art. 🤳🖼 Photo by Instagram user @clairetsai_now. SJMA promotes safe and responsible selfies in the galleries.
Attention #DTSJ : Tomorrow is Soundscaping SJMA hosted by @sjmade in collaboration with @sjcomeup featuring live music with @knowmadic_, Mild Monk, @kamikomusic, and @joydawnhackett & @brandonwaltersmusic. Featured Food + Drink Maker: @academiccoffee! $5 after 5pm. Details on our profile link. 🎶 Cover art by @haleymjensen. #408creates , #thirdthursday , #curatedmusic , #artandmusic
“The fact the third annual Women’s March takes place next week is just a coincidence, but you could see Suffragette City as a warm up.”– Rachael Myrow, @kqed_arts Come by the San José Museum of Art today at 10am as we march through downtown San José for “Suffragette City,” a participatory procession and protest to celebrate by Lara Schnitger. The event is free for everyone, all genders of all ages and abilities are welcome to join. @laraschnitger, #suffragettecity , @antonkerngallery, #womensmarch , #slutwalk ,
“On the morning of the tenth day at sea, I awoke to the sound of that old man asking for help to push the young man’s dead body into the water.” Those words, spoken by a former Vietnamese boat person, are scrawled across the back of a snapshot — one of hundreds in Dinh Q. Lê’s installation Crossing the Further Shore, the emotional magnet and centerpiece of his exhibition True Journey is Return. Battered and yellowed and loosely stitched together into boxy enclosures, “they show, writes Patricia Albers, “what art can do and politics can’t.” “Dinh Q. Lê: True Journey is Return" made @SquareCylinder_ArtReviews Best of 2018. See the exhibition at SJMA, on view through April 7, 2019. Details at http://sjmusart.org. Installation view of Dinh Q. Lê, "Crossing the Farther Shore," 2014. Found photographs, thread, and linen tape, seven parts, dimensions http://variable. Photo by Benjamin Blackwell.
Artists employ different forms of technology to convey new ideas and forms. For #TechnologyDay , SJMA is highlighting the video works of artist Dinh Q. Lê in "True Journey is Return." In Lê's "Imaginary Country (2006), the four-channel video installation explores the diasporic experience of departure through interconnected narratives from the recollections of himself and eleven other diasporic Vietnamese from the United States, Canada, and France. Installation view of Dinh Q. Lê, "The Imaginary Country," 2006. Courtesy of the artist and Shoshana Wayne Gallery. Photo by Benjamin Blackwell. #DinhQLe , #TrueJourneyisReturn , #StoriesfromtheEdgeofAsia
We have a few spots left for Art 101: Street Photography with artist and instructor Emilio Banuelos on SAT, JAN 12, 1–4 pm. Participants will spend about an hour on lecture and touring the exhibition and then spend the remaining 2 hours outside capturing downtown San José. $50 ($30 members). Details at http://sjmusart.org/calendar. Photo by Emilio Banuelos.
See "City of Marches" (2018) by Lordy Rodriguez (pictured), commemorating significant protest marches, death marches, migration routes, refugee routes, and commemorative parades from across the world and through out time. Cards are available at the front desk of the museum provide directions for visitors to retrace these marches. See the SJMA commissioned work in the exhibition "Other Walks, Other Lines," on view through March 10, 2019. Photo by Gary Sexton Photography.
The photo-weavings of artist Dinh Q. Lê pushes the limits of photographic representation— using abstraction to address broad issues of violence, trauma, and war. See Lê's photo-weavings from the series "Tapestry" in "Dinh Q. Lê: True Journey is Return," on view through April 7, 2019. Image: Dinh Q. Lê, "Untitled," from the series “Tapestry,” 2006. Chromogenic print and linen tape, 53 x 53 inches. Collection of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, 21c Museum Hotel.
Ready, set, give! Be the first to donate on Giving Solstice- a special day to celebrate year-end charitable giving at the San José Museum of Art! Help SJMA prepare for an exciting new year of exhibitions and programs by being the first to make your 2018 year-end gift to support our $5,000 campaign goal. app.mobilecause.com/vf/SJMA
THU, JAN 17: San Jose Made returns to SJMA for its annual Soundscaping SJMA experience. For one evening only, San Jose Made @sjmade in collaboration with local art collective, The Come Up @sjcomeup will bring unique sonic experiences to the exhibition spaces of SJMA; inviting brilliant musicians and creators to share new contexts to experience the Art in the galleries. Details at sjmusart.org/soundscaping. Line-up of performers includes @knowmadic_ (hip hop instrumentals), Mild Monk (jazz-inspired indie rock), @kamikomusic (neo-soul and r&b), and @joydawnhackett and @brandonwaltersmusic (jazz-inspired r&b). Artwork by Haley Jensen.
Tomorrow is #GivingSolstice , a special day to celebrate year-end charitable giving at the San José Museum of Art. We invite you to support our campaign and consider making a gift! More details on our profile link.
Dutch-American artist Lara Schnitger incorporates references to sexuality, fashion, and feminism to create hybrid interplays between sculpture, space, and costume. See the works of art in action on SAT, JAN 12, 10am–1pm, for Creative Minds: Suffragette City: a participatory procession and protest. Sign up to be a volunteer at sjmusart.org/suffragettecity. All genders of all ages are welcome to join. Photo by Gary Sexton Photography.
Save the date for Creative Minds: Tender Table with She Who Has No Master(s), a project of DVAN (#DiasporicVietnameseArtistsNetwork ) and a collective of women and gender-nonconforming writers of the Vietnamese diaspora, on SUN, JAN 13, 2019, at 2pm. $12 ($6 for Museum members) Tender Table is a storytelling platform for women of color (queer, trans, cis), femmes of color, and gender-nonbinary black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) to share narratives about food and its connections to identity, memory, and community. Through food, we connect with our culture, and at times it is through food that we share our culture with others. Join She Who Has No Master(s) for a conversation about our connections to food, family, identity. This program is presented in partnership with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program @djerassiprogram . Photo by Vy Hong Pham.
Artist Dinh Q. Lê's major architectural installation "Crossing the Farther Shore" (2014) was created with a massive archive of found photographs abandoned by families fleeing the conflicts of the Vietnam War. See the installation in the exhibition "Dinh Q. Lê: True Journey Is Return" at the San José Museum of Art, on view through April 7, 2019. Image: Installation view of Dinh Q. Lê, "Crossing the Farther Shore" (detail), 2014. Found photographs, thread, and linen tape, Seven parts, dimensions variable. Photo by Rikki Ward Photography. #dinhqle , #photography , #installation