Katie and Drew Gibson, longtime supporters of SJMA, believe that culture is a big part of what makes a city important and meaningful. From the very early days of the Museum, when it occupied the old library, they dreamed of an art museum with a collection of national prominence and gutsy distinction. The Gibsons have helped the Museum realize its ambitions for some thirty years.
The iconic and glorious Golden Gate Bridge, recognized around the world, is nearly synonymous with the Bay Area. This summer, SJMA invites visitors to experience the bridge in a completely new way through the art of Doug Hall. In Timelapse, the bridge is more than a landmark: it is an elegant engineering feat, a symbol of global maritime commerce, a portal to the Pacific Rim, and a tourist destination of the West. This exhibition marks the debut of the Museum’s recent major acquisition, purchased with funds contributed by the Lipman Family Foundation and the Acquisitions Committee.
This fall, SJMA’s exhibition Around the Table: Food, Creativity, Community, will be the catalyst for a city-wide celebration of food and the arts. The broad-reaching exhibition, which will open NOV 9, 2013, offers a multitude of perspectives on food—from local agricultural history and cultural expression to artisanship, health and nutrition, and the environment. In addition, organizations throughout San Jose and the South Bay will offer a cornucopia of related programs, including gleaning tours, farm visits, and edible plantings downtown.