Natalie & James Thompson Gallery
San Jose State University Art 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 Thompson Gallery, in particular, creates a bridge between the campus and the regional, national and international worlds of professional art practice.
Founded in 1857, San Jose State University is the oldest public university in California. Its Department of Art and Art History offers one of the largest, most diverse, academically accessible, and most highly selective public programs in art and design in the western U.S. It is the only CSU campus offering full BA, BFA, MA, and MFA studies to some 500+ graduates and undergraduate students per semester. Located in San Jose, the most populous city in northern California and the population and psychological center of Silicon Valley, the Department of Art and Art History reflects the entrepreneurial and inventive nature of the region through the development of new programs, innovative collaborations with area corporations, and academic leadership in the fields of art, art history, and arts education.
Pictorial Arts Faculty Exhibition
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SJSU Pictorial Arts Faculty’s provocative works will be featured in the periodic exhibition opening this evening in the Thompson Gallery (6-7:30pm). Prior to the opening, the featured artists will lead a gallery walk-through, helping viewers to understand their work on display. Showcasing a divergent group of artists who share an interest in working with pictorial arts media and a devotion to teaching, this exhibition reveals a variety of conceptual emphases, aesthetics, and creative solutions to formalistic issues of color, line, and composition. Each of these artists has received individual acclaim for his/her works; as a group, they combine significant successes in exhibitions, museum collections, grants, and awards.
Gallery Walk-through: 5-6pm, August 29, 2017
Opening Reception: 6-8pm, August 29, 2017
Exhibition Dates: August 29 through September 29, 2017
Tuesday 10-4pm; 6-7:30pm
and by special appointment
Location: Natalie & James Thompson Art Gallery, Art Building #127
For more information, please call (408) 924-4330 or e-mail Gallery@sjsu.edu