University Art Collection

University Collection

As a public institution of higher learning, San Jose State University nurtures performance and research in art and promotes an appreciation for creative expression.  Collecting and installing art in the university environment speaks to the role and value of art in our society.  New constructions, major building renovations, and joint University-City projects have provided opportunities to integrate works of art into these facilities.

The Natalie and James Thompson Gallery manages the art collection held by the University, which is generally reserved for exhibition only in Dean’s Offices or above.  As such, most of the work acquired by the Art Collection Committee has never been exhibited publicly.  We are thrilled to begin digitizing our collection to build an online database.  Please check back here frequently as we expand the number of artworks online.