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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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Selfies and Water

When I visited the bottom floor hosted a "selfie" exhibit. Well it was more a self portrait through... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Come for lunch and events

I love this gem of a museum. I used to work down the street from here and they have a really good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexa C
Sunnyvale, California
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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 good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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110 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2383
+1 408-271-6840
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank uwisser
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I was really pleasantly surprised with this attraction. Such a fabulous diverse range of exhibitions using all media and medium. Whilst there we enjoyed photographic, sculpture, film, interactive, melting sugar cane masks, frozen pebbles melting to create music, I could go on and on. Why...More

Thank Livesbythec
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Not your typical museum, the San Jose Museum of Art had fascinating, thought provoking,socially aware exhibits. A must see.

Thank Sonia F
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The San Jose Museum of Art is a great local spot for Art. The Museum is always bringing in interesting and thought provoking exhibits. Several permanent pieces (like the Chihuly over the entry), but for the most part this Museum is always changing! Recently I...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We arrived about an hour before closing and received a discount on the entry fee, normally $10 we got in for $5 each. This is not a large museum with only 3 floors. The main floor featured a really great photography exhibit. The docents were...More

Thank Paula R
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