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Collection

  • Michael Kenna
    On the Edge, Belle Island, Detroit, Michigan, 1995
    gelatin silver print
    7¾ x 7¼ inches

  • Hung Liu
    Chinese Profile II, 1998
    oil on canvas
    80 x 80 inches

  • Ruth Asawa
    Group of Architectural Works, 1955–65
    copper and wire brass
    dimensions variable

  • Elmer Bischoff
    Two Women in Vermillion Light, 1959
    oil on canvas
    67½ x 67½ inches

  • Enrique Chagoya
    Their Freedom of Expression… The Recovery of Their Economy, 1984
    charcoal and pastel on paper
    80 x 80 inches

  • Richard Misrach
    Desert Fire #248 (from Canto IV: The Fires), 1985/1997
    color coupler photograph
    40 x 50 inches

  • Roy De Forest
    Slow Time in Arcadia, 1977
    acrylic polymer on canvas
    60 x 72 inches

  • Llyn Foulkes
    The Corporate Kiss, 2001
    oil, acrylic, mixed media
    31½ x 26¼ inches

  • Robert Colescott
    The Dutiful Son, 1979
    oil on canvas
    84 x 66¼ inches

  • Raimonds Staprans
    Way Too Many Unruly Oranges, 1998
    oil on canvas
    44 x 47 inches

  • Roger Shimomura
    Memories of Childhood, 1999
    lithograph in handmade book
    7 x 10 inches (image)

  • Tony Oursler
    Slip, 2003
    fiberglass sculpture, Sony VPL CS5 projector, DVD, DVD player, speaker
    43 x 37 x 15 inches

The San Jose Museum of Art has a permanent collection of approximately 2,000 20th– and 21st–century artworks including paintings, sculpture, installation, new media, photography, drawings, prints, and artist books. The collection continues to evolve as a set of works reflecting important movements in recent art history, the accomplishments of emerging West Coast artists, acquisitions from our special exhibitions, and other significant works.

Visitors can view works from the collection in the Museum’s galleries, and often our curators create special exhibitions from the collection that explore particular themes or present interesting juxtapositions of works and artists. You can use this website to see some of the collection’s highlights and recent acquisitions.