SJSU Art and Art History

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Founded in 1911 and located in downtown San Jose at the heart of Silicon Valley in California, the Department of Art and Art History remains one of the oldest, most comprehensive and most affordable contemporary art schools in the western United States.

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MFA Liftoff Exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) San Jose

San Jose State University 2022 MFA Liftoff Exhibition will open on Thursday – April 7 between 5-7 PM at the Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose. Participating Artists include Kelcey Bauer, Heather Brown, Natalia Vihreva, Jennifer Cannon, Oscar Lopez, Tyler Stannard, James Jenkins, Peter Moen, John Contreras, Ashley Ann Vaughan, Jackelin Solorio and Felix Quintana.

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Futurefarmers in a month long artist-residency at San Jose State University

Students and the faculty in the Ceramics and the Pictorial Program in the Department of Art and Art History will be collaborating with Amy Franceschini and Futurefarmers, in the Spring of 22, to produce new work to be presented in their upcoming exhibition at the Natalie and James Thompson Gallery titled Bones, Tones and Phones.