Natalie & James Thompson Gallery


The exhibition program at SJSU is one of the most extensive and diverse among art programs in California, providing an essential resource for every single class that the department offers, while also serving as a cultural and educational focal point for the entire University and the communities of Silicon Valley.  The main exhibition space is the professionally-curated Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery, in the Art Building, funded through the Natalie and James Thompson Endowment.

In addition to supporting major expenses for exhibitions, publications, and special projects, the Endowment also funds a weekly Tuesday Night Lecture Series that brings a remarkable group of artists, designers, and scholars to campus.  Further, it provides funding for visiting artists and scholars for lectures, demonstrations, and critiques within individual classes.  In addition to the Thompson Gallery, there are six student galleries and numerous display cases lining the hallways, which showcase the work of our undergraduate, BA, BFA, and MFA students.  Student exhibitions change weekly throughout the academic year.

August 2019

Digital Media Art Faculty Exhibition

August 27, 2019 - September 20, 2019, All Day
Natalie And James Thompson Art Gallery, Art Building #127
The Department of Art and Art History is delighted to present this periodic opportunity to view recent works by current faculty in the area of Digital Media Art (DMA). Although displaying a wide range of media, style, and technique, exhibiting faculty members share an interest in working with digital media and a devotion to teaching. This exhibition is both provocative and stimulating, revealing both a variety of aesthetics, materials, and techniques as well as a...

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MFA+BFA Student Art Galleries

The Department of Art & Art History presents a weekly rotation of student exhibitions in our six student art galleries and ten display cabinets located in the Art Building and Industrial Studies Building. Artist receptions held every Tuesday evening, 6 – 8pm, and are open to the public free of charge.  Support emerging artists and participate in this exciting art community!

August 2019

Joey Toro: Crusader’s Dream

August 26, 2019 - August 30, 2019, 12:00 am
Other Campus Location
This exhibition describes the questions and ambiguity that lived inside my mind during my childhood experiences in catechism. I held no resent toward the teachings and instead my mind wandered into uncharted territory to imagine some of the unanswered aspects of their beliefs. What could have God's domain looked like if he never created light? Would Christ have been as admired as he is now if he was never resurrected? How could an afterlife be...

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