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With nine galleries in the School of Art & Design and a weekly lecture series, the exhibition program at SJSU is one of the most extensive among art and design programs in the United States. SJSU’s Galleries inspire visitors to explore the past, present, and future influences of art and design on our daily lives. We challenge conventional assumptions through scholarly research and public programs; champion diversity through the presentation of an expansive range of object-based and process-oriented genres, and facilitate an ongoing dialogue that diminishes the distance between studying and creating works of art and design.

The gallery program complements formal course offerings and serves as a cultural and educational focal point for SJSU and the surrounding community. The professionally-curated exhibitions in the Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery create a direct link to academic curricula, and explore varied issues of contemporary and historical arts and design. Thompson Gallery exhibitions have traveled to other museums and galleries nationwide, documented by catalogues that provide in-depth interpretive analyses based on original scholarship.

1 Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192
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