Go There! San Jose Museum of Art

Haven’t been the the San Jose Museum of Art lately? Go now. So many reasons to go: Right now there’s a thought provoking and more than a little scary show called Covert Operations : Investigation the Known Unknowns (a term borrowed from a Donald Rumsfeld phrase) . The show looks at post-9/11 issues related to surveillance and terrorist profiling, among others. The sketch below is of a piece by Kerry Tribe that films people who showed up to audition for a role that asked that they ‘look like terrorists’. Its eye-opening and sad to see what our idea of a terrorist is.

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On a lighter note, there’s a show of William Wegman’s work, and although it doe have some of his dog portraits, sketched below, it is interesting to see his other work , especially his postcard series.wegman_SJMA

And from the museums’s permanent collection, a room full of work in clay, entitled Character Studies including Wanxin Zhang‘s disturbing Special Ambassador and Robert Arneson’s Colonel Hyena.
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And for the kids, there’s always art packs and the fabulous Makers Space where they can create stuff. Here they are, with stuff they made, things they saw, and a sketch of a Chihuly piece by Kavya.
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About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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2 Responses to Go There! San Jose Museum of Art

  1. Nancy Cunningham says:

    The term “covert operations” was not invented by Runsfeld. That’s been around since WWII at least.

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