Posts Tagged ‘San Jose Museum of Art’

Absorb Inspiration from Bay Area Museum Exhibits

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

With both a Thanksgiving and a Holiday break coming up, here are some outstanding art exhibits in the Bay area to help you recharge your creative juices after the grind of getting through finals.

De Young, San Francisco, website

  • Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, until 02/17/14
  • David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition, until 01/20/14

Legion of Honor, San Francisco, website

  • David Waterston: A Compedium of Creatures, until 12/29/13
  • Matisse from SFMOMA, until 09/07/14
  • Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter, until 02/02/14

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, website

  • In the Grand Style: Celebrations in Korean Art During the Joseon Dynasty, until 01/12/14
  • The Carved Brush: Calligraphy, Painting & Seal Carving by QIBAISHI, until 07/13/14

Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco, website

  • Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus, until 02/03/14
  • Bruno Bozzetto: Animation Maestro, until 03/17/14

Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, website

  • Sam & Max – Swift & Mirthful Justice: The Art of Steve Purcell, until 04/20/14
  • Grains of Sand: 25 Years of the Sandman, until 03/16/14

Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, website

  • Star Wars, until 02/23/14

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, website

  • Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things, until 02/02/14

Which exhibits would you like to visit?

Photography Class Students Gain New Perspectives

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Introduction to Photography class on a recent trip to the San Jose Museum of Art

Not only do photographers need to learn by doing but it also helps to see the work of exceptional noted photography artists. Cogswell Introduction to Photography students had the chance to meet both goals when they recently took part in a field trip to the San Jose Museum of Art.

Students visited the museum to see two exhibits in particular – Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage. While they could only take photos in the Museum lobby, the trip was an valuable part of the learning process.

“It’s important for students to see real works of art and participate in the rich arts and cultural programs in our area,” said Karen Keister, faculty.

After checking out the exhibits, some of the students stayed in the downtown area to take photographs for their latest class project.