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San Jose Museum of Art

110 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2383
+1 408-271-6840
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Interesting but limited collection

Small museum mainly dealing with contemporary art. The exterior of the building is very inviting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kazhikathra K
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Lorton, Virginia
Stunning

Some amazing exhibits. Saw a photography exhibit that was surprisingly creative and breathtaking... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
Peter F
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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.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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110 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2383
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small museum mainly dealing with contemporary art. The exterior of the building is very inviting but the collection inside is very limited unless there are special exhibits going on. Worth a visit if you have the time. Not a must visit with all the choices...More

Thank Kazhikathra K
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Some amazing exhibits. Saw a photography exhibit that was surprisingly creative and breathtaking. Don't miss this place if you are staying in downtown area.

Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Always a pleasure to visit. Price can vary by featured exhibit. Great cafe and museum shop. In good weather, plaza is great place to eat. Close to light rail, Tech Museum, lots of restaurants.

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

We visited there as part of a larger trip to the San Jose area. Spent about an hour there. Small exhibition space relative to the size of the building. They were transitioning for a new exhibit, so maybe it will be more substantial at another...More

Thank Howard K
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

When I visited the bottom floor hosted a "selfie" exhibit. Well it was more a self portrait through time exhibit. But still a very good one with pictures from many well and not so well known artist from a number of high profile collectors. The...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

I love this gem of a museum. I used to work down the street from here and they have a really good cafe where you can sit down and have lunch served on crisp linens as well as a togo cafe. They're both really reasonably...More

Thank Alexa C
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I love SJMA so much, which blends various combination of artistic flavors, especially contemporary art I love most... during the time I visited there were the paintings on the cozy home regarding renowned female artist Virginia Wolf... and Questions from The Sky (天問) by Chinese...More

Thank lhenrychow
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were the only people on the docent tour which made it very personable and we enjoyed the art. The museum is not so large that it wears you out!

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

On top of the excellent permanent collection at this museum, there are one-of-a-kind visiting exhibits sure to amaze you. There is always something interactive in the Family gallery, so make sure to bring either a kid or your own child-at-heart self!

Thank CLwriter
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