In 1968, at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City, San José State University runner Tommie Smith raised a gloved fist during the medal ceremony to protest human rights abuses around the world, and to bring international attention to the struggle for civil rights in the United States. This act of protest, which still reverberates […]
Oakland-based artist Woody De Othello's large clay sculptures suggest household objects, expressively anthropomorphized. Join Othello in a special walkthrough of his first solo museum presentation, where he will discuss recent explorations into his Haitian roots. Creative Minds—SJMA’s premier Artist Talk series—allows audiences a chance to experience creatives in action by hearing directly from artists about their process and practice.
A pioneer in the development of new media art practices, Sonya Rapoport created information-dense paintings, drawings, interactive performances, and computer-based art. Informed by chemistry, botany, religion, psychology, politics, and technology, her experimental work spans painterly abstraction to net art and maps networks of correlations. Rapoport’s deep interest in systems and codes led her to work with […]
Like the break of a line or page and the bleed of various elements beyond the edge or boundary of a certain area, the artworks in Break + Bleed oscillate between ideas of linearity and geometry and overlapping planes of color and form. Drawn primarily from SJMA’s permanent collection, the exhibition features artwork by Josef Albers, Karl Benjamin, Linda […]
Our whole, unruly selves celebrates the boundlessness of human beings through an exploration of artistic figuration. The human form has inspired artists throughout history, and the desire to represent and respond to the nuanced experience of existing within a specific body continues to drive new visual languages and approaches. While the inclusion of underrepresented bodies has […]