The mission of the SJSU Art Galleries is to provide an extensive and diverse exhibition program that serves as a cultural and educational focal point for the University and the San José community.
SJSU’s University Galleries inspire visitors to explore the past, present, and future influences of art and design on our daily lives; 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 area within this purview includes student galleries, earmarked for display of current student work, and the professionally-curated Natalie and James Thompson Art gallery. It also includes organization and support of our Tuesday Night Lecture Series and of the University’s Art Collection.
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