Natalie and James Thompson Gallery

Natalie and James Thompson Art 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.

November 2019

BoundarySpan

November 12, 2019 – February 21, 2020, All Day
Natalie And James Thompson Art Gallery, Art Building #127
In a time of increasing divisiveness, separation, polarization, and fortified walls, artists can serve critical roles in building indirect associations, nurturing connections, and reminding us of the importance of considering a multitude of perspectives. BoundarySpan is a group exhibition at the Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery displaying works by artists Michael Arcega, Jimin Lee, Paula Levine, Sherwin Rio, and Desiree Rios. Human fabricated, artificial borders have been formed politically time and again to divide…

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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!

November 2019

Amanda Tripper: MFA Spatial Arts Thesis Exhibition

November 04, 2019 – November 15, 2019, All Day
Herbert Sanders, Industrial Studies Building #236

Megan Moriarty: MFA Spatial Arts Thesis Exhibition

November 04, 2019 – November 15, 2019, All Day
Belcher Gallery, Art Building #131

Art 194: DMA Group Exhibition

November 11, 2019 – November 15, 2019, All Day
Black Gallery, Art Building #204

Art 195: DMA Group Exhibition

November 11, 2019 – November 15, 2019, All Day
Gallery 5, Art Building #107

ART 195: DMA Group Exhibition

November 11, 2019 – November 15, 2019, All Day
Gallery 8, Art Building #308

Mape Andrews: MFA photography Thesis Exhibition

November 11, 2019 – November 15, 2019, All Day
Art Building – Gallery 3

Art 105: Advance Digital Video Class Exhibition

November 18, 2019 – November 22, 2019, All Day
Gallery 5, Art Building #107

Art 107: Advanced Projects in Digital Media Art Class Exhibition

November 18, 2019 – November 22, 2019, All Day
Black Gallery, Art Building #204

Art 174A: Class Museum and Gallery Operations Exhibition

November 18, 2019 – November 22, 2019, All Day
Art Building – Gallery 3

Art 281: Interdisciplinary Critique Class Exhibition

November 18, 2019 – November 22, 2019, All Day
Herbert Sanders, Industrial Studies Building #236

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November 2019

BoundarySpan

November 12, 2019 – February 21, 2020, All Day
Natalie And James Thompson Art Gallery, Art Building #127
In a time of increasing divisiveness, separation, polarization, and fortified walls, artists can serve critical roles in building indirect associations, nurturing connections, and reminding us of the importance of considering a multitude of perspectives. BoundarySpan is a group exhibition at the Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery displaying works by artists Michael Arcega, Jimin Lee, Paula Levine, Sherwin Rio, and Desiree Rios. Human fabricated, artificial borders have been formed politically time and again to divide…

Date/Time Event

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!

November 2019

Amanda Tripper: MFA Spatial Arts Thesis Exhibition

November 04, 2019 – November 15, 2019, All Day
Herbert Sanders, Industrial Studies Building #236

Megan Moriarty: MFA Spatial Arts Thesis Exhibition

November 04, 2019 – November 15, 2019, All Day
Belcher Gallery, Art Building #131

Art 194: DMA Group Exhibition

November 11, 2019 – November 15, 2019, All Day
Black Gallery, Art Building #204

Art 195: DMA Group Exhibition

November 11, 2019 – November 15, 2019, All Day
Gallery 5, Art Building #107

ART 195: DMA Group Exhibition

November 11, 2019 – November 15, 2019, All Day
Gallery 8, Art Building #308

Mape Andrews: MFA photography Thesis Exhibition

November 11, 2019 – November 15, 2019, All Day
Art Building – Gallery 3

Art 105: Advance Digital Video Class Exhibition

November 18, 2019 – November 22, 2019, All Day
Gallery 5, Art Building #107

Art 107: Advanced Projects in Digital Media Art Class Exhibition

November 18, 2019 – November 22, 2019, All Day
Black Gallery, Art Building #204

Art 174A: Class Museum and Gallery Operations Exhibition

November 18, 2019 – November 22, 2019, All Day
Art Building – Gallery 3

Art 281: Interdisciplinary Critique Class Exhibition

November 18, 2019 – November 22, 2019, All Day
Herbert Sanders, Industrial Studies Building #236

Date/Time Event
1 2

NATALIE AND JAMES THOMPSON ART 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.

November 2019

BoundarySpan

November 12, 2019 – February 21, 2020, All Day
Natalie And James Thompson Art Gallery, Art Building #127
In a time of increasing divisiveness, separation, polarization, and fortified walls, artists can serve critical roles in building indirect associations, nurturing connections, and reminding us of the importance of considering a multitude of perspectives. BoundarySpan is a group exhibition at the Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery displaying works by artists Michael Arcega, Jimin Lee, Paula Levine, Sherwin Rio, and Desiree Rios. Human fabricated, artificial borders have been formed politically time and again to divide…

Date/Time Event

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!

November 2019

Amanda Tripper: MFA Spatial Arts Thesis Exhibition

November 04, 2019 – November 15, 2019, All Day
Herbert Sanders, Industrial Studies Building #236

Megan Moriarty: MFA Spatial Arts Thesis Exhibition

November 04, 2019 – November 15, 2019, All Day
Belcher Gallery, Art Building #131

Art 194: DMA Group Exhibition

November 11, 2019 – November 15, 2019, All Day
Black Gallery, Art Building #204

Art 195: DMA Group Exhibition

November 11, 2019 – November 15, 2019, All Day
Gallery 5, Art Building #107

ART 195: DMA Group Exhibition

November 11, 2019 – November 15, 2019, All Day
Gallery 8, Art Building #308

Mape Andrews: MFA photography Thesis Exhibition

November 11, 2019 – November 15, 2019, All Day
Art Building – Gallery 3

Art 105: Advance Digital Video Class Exhibition

November 18, 2019 – November 22, 2019, All Day
Gallery 5, Art Building #107

Art 107: Advanced Projects in Digital Media Art Class Exhibition

November 18, 2019 – November 22, 2019, All Day
Black Gallery, Art Building #204

Art 174A: Class Museum and Gallery Operations Exhibition

November 18, 2019 – November 22, 2019, All Day
Art Building – Gallery 3

Art 281: Interdisciplinary Critique Class Exhibition

November 18, 2019 – November 22, 2019, All Day
Herbert Sanders, Industrial Studies Building #236

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