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San Jose Museum of Art

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Address: 110 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2383
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+1 408-271-6840
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 17:00

One of San Jose's most historic buildings, this former post office is now...

One of San Jose's most historic buildings, this former post office is now home to a permanent collection, and it features rotating exhibits as well.

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Nice museum

They had a special exhibit from the Cooper- Hewitt museum at the time of our visit. Nice small museum. Worth a visit. Doesn't require a long visit.

Reviewed 21 November 2016
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Vail, AZ
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived shortly before a tour and tour guide explained the Ansel Adams installation. They let us tag along & it was incredible. Knowledgeable staff and very, very clean!

1 Thank Sheezadove2
San Jose, California
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253 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

I've been here two times and both times I've enjoyed it. It's a good size museum so you won't be overwhelmed and can easily see all of it. The exhibits change quite frequently so if an exhibit is being installed, it may seem disappointing, so check the schedule before you go. The second time new exhibits were being installed, but... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

San Jose Museum of Art had some great photographs and pieces of art. Worth checking out when in San Jose.

Alamosa, Colorado
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Excellent curating of exciting artists, as well as more traditional exhibits. Staff are friendly and welcoming.

Thank Coyote000
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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This art museum is a gem. It is not huge and can be viewed in half a day maximum. There is always something interesting to see. There are usually two or three exhibitions on, one of which will be either invited or specially commissioned, the other taking particular look at a topic that will either make use of their permanent... More 

2 Thank Tim A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This was a reasonably priced museum with some interesting art but not world class by any stretch of the imagination. It is small and you can visit all three floors in an hour or two. Pleasant but nothing to write home about. Nice cafe and gift shop.

Thank TravelMar2013
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614 reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Place for enjoying art exhibits includes both permanent and temporary section. Displays are well organized with separated the permanent and temporary section. Museum store are compact and is advisable to checkout. The exterior is the fusion between old middle-aged castle of former city post office and modern building.there is also cafe/restaurant to grab something to eat.

1 Thank jajavalB
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

They had a special exhibit from the Cooper- Hewitt museum at the time of our visit. Nice small museum. Worth a visit. Doesn't require a long visit.

1 Thank J L
Monterey County, California
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

The exhibits are always interesting and cool to see. We only needed an hour to see everything, but two hours would have been perfect.

1 Thank CaliforniaCruizen
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the museum mid week and it wasn't busy at all. At times I had whole exhibits to myself. I was surprised by how small the museum is but actually it works in its favour. It meant I had time to take in each gallery and each piece and it is extremely well curated. It had a really informal... More 

2 Thank Claire B

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