News, music, movies & restaurants from the editors of the Silicon Valley's #1 weekly newspaper.
Serving San Jose, Palo Alto, Los Gatos, Campbell, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Fremont & nearby cities.

The ArtsSilicon Valley

home | the arts | visual arts | silicon valley visual arts

Visual Arts

marcus Molas and More
A look at new textile shows at the San Jose Museum of Quilts

marcus Schorr's Wild Visions
The San Jose Museum of Art showcases the pop surrealism of L.A. painter Todd Schorr

It's Not You, It's Us
A witty show at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art looks at the many ways we tell each other off

Pop to Present
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford opens a new exhibit showing off the museum's contemporary art acquisitions

Home Front
History San Jose recalls the domestic side of World War II


In the Bigger Picture
The photographic visions of Richard Misrach are on display at the Palo Alto Art Center

Road Trip
Artists view the open road from different angles at San Jose Museum of Art

Modeling The Master
The Tech Museum explores the mind and world of da Vinci in 'Leonardo: 500 Years Into the Future'

New Chinese art at SF MoMA
Reviewedby Richard von Busack

Dynastic Days
A new show at the Asian Art Museum highlights treasures from China's Ming dynasty

'Frida Kahlo'
SFMOMA reveals the many sides of the Mexican artist

Number Cruncher
The Computer History Museum in Mountain View cranks up a working model of Charles Babbage's Victorian calculator

'Robots: Evolution of a Cultural Icon'
Artists express of fears and hopes about robots at the San Jose Museum of Art

'Tourism and the American Landscape'
A new show at Cantor Arts Center at Stanford shows how painters lured tourists to natural wonders

Goya and Picasso
San Jose Museum of Art shows etchings by two grand masters

H.C. Westermann
The Cantor Arts Center resurrects an eccentric American sculptor

Jan Marcus' photo exhibit at Stanford reveals the lives of the transcended

Jeff Wall
Jeff Wall thinks big about how we see and process photography

Assemblage artists dominated the year at museums and galleries

Art Review:
'Iraq Open Shutters' and 'The Landscape of War' at the San Jose Institute of Art


Museum Review: '¡Arte Caliente!'
Vivid colors and forceful figures dominate show of Chicano Art at San Jose Museum of Art.

Museum Review: Edvard Munch
A show of Edvard Munch prints at Cantor Arts Center at Stanford opens a window into the Norwegian artist's troubled soul.

Growing Pains
A new show at Cantor Arts Center tracks 19th-century ideas about children in high art and popular culture.

The Soul's Sanctum
Jennybird Alcantara's paintings explore the darker realms of human nature.

Naked Cities
Tracey Snelling and Michael McMillen fashion miniature worlds at de Saisset show.

Kyoto Dreams
The Asian Art Museum displays the works that made Kyoto a center of artistic ambition.

Threads of Memory
Human hair connects the generations at SJICA and MACLA.

SoFA Grows a Gallery
Anno Domini moves into the old Camera One building on South First Street in the downtown arts district.

A Better World
'The World on Sunday' showcases the graphic triumphs of Joseph Pulitzer's Sunday 'World' of the early 1900s—now all we get is 'Parade.'

Homage to Catalonia
A new show at San Jose State's Thompson Gallery highlights the varied traditions of Catalonia.

On Your Marks
MACLA's 'Can Control' displays graffiti's artistic side.

Circles Of Hell
At the San Jose Museum of Art, Sandow Birk escorts Dante into the modern world.

Hall of History
From daring cyclists to Dictaphones and panoramic views of the old days, the new City Hall features slices of the valley's past.

Wall Art
A new show at Stanford surveys the art of political persuasion.

Bought and Sold
Art gets an extreme makeover at WORKS show.

Flavius of the Month
HBO's new 'Rome' wasn't built in a day, but a lot of viewers won't make it past the series' first hour.

Fall 2005 Arts
Performing Arts
Visual Art

Sweet Story
A San Jose kid takes second prize at a sugar-cube art competition for his model of Mission San Jose.

We Can Build You
New exhibit brings Frankenstein's legacy to life.

Three by Three
A trio of Bay Area art veterans outshine their choices for the next generation at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.

Mixing Medias
Three artists at MACLA explore a wide range of techniques and materials in 'Connecting Forms' show.

Crumb for Dummies
'The R. Crumb Handbook' chronicles 45 years of graphic outrage by the man who didn't come here to be polite.

Graphic Outrage
R. Crumb puts his happy hippie heyday to rest.

Mining the Image
Edward Burtynsky's photographs at Stanford depict ravaged but strangely compelling landscapes.

War Storey
San Jose artist Barron Storey draws on Goya to chart the horrors of 'Black Iraq.'

The Mr. T. Experience
'The Sopranos: The Complete Fifth Season': don't fuggetaboutit.

River Run
'Vanishing Worlds' show at Cantor preserves ritual artifacts of endangered Amazonians.

Eyes Wide Open
This year's Open Studios covers three weekends and ranges from Pacifica to Morgan Hill.

Self-Made Men
SJSU grad student Jana Marcus documents transsexual men's notions of masculinity in her show 'Transfigurations: The Making of a Man.'

Pigment Pleasures
The abstractions of Naomie Kremer shimmer in full flux at SJICA.

For its first biennial show, MACLA surveys the state of California Chicana and Chicano art.

Rifling The Past
Sarah Winchester's compulsion to sprawl lives on in Jeremy Blake's motion-picture paintings.

Grist at The Mill
From gopher traps to Pong and Pet Rocks, Los Gatos has been a hotbed for inventors.

Fluid Dynamics
The Blobjects movement refuses to be pinned down in new design show at the San Jose Museum of Art.

Finding Form
Nathan Oliveira's recent print show seeks to reveal the inner figure.

Drew Stories
In 'Girl Power!' exhibit at SJ Museum of Art, Laurie Long spies on her own life.

Culture Salute
The ballet's 'Middle Kingdom—Ancient China' paid tribute in dance to China's history.

East vs. West
Avant-garde Chinese artists take on Western notions of politics and culture in 'On the Edge' at Stanford.

Craft As Art
The distinctions vanish at Palo Alto Art Center's show of Japanese art.

Around the Rim
New shows at SJICA and MACLA.

Mayhem in Miniature
The true-crime dioramas of the Nutshell Studies scale murder down to dollhouse size.

The Great Black Hope
Ken Burns' new documentary about boxer Jack Johnson tries to reconcile liberal ideals with American racism.

Houses of Memory
Artists try to ravel up the threads of past lives in shows at SJ Museum of Art and SJSU.

Locked In Gilded Cages
'Women on the Verge' show depicts the cultural confinement of the 19th century.

Stone Secrets
Bill Atkinson's magnified images reveal hidden beauties in the rocks around us.

Apocalypse Now Showing
An air of impending doom enlivens the best pieces in the San Jose Museum's permanent collection.

Zine Scene
The San Jose Museum of Art goes way outside the mainstream for exhibit of DIY mags.

Small Worlds
Robert Schwartz's paintings roil with mystery; SJ Museum of Art celebrates its 35th.

Paint the Power
Richard Godinez's large paintings attack current events head on.

A State of War
A new exhibit looks back on how the impact of the Vietnam War was felt in California.

Valley Viewed
'Artists for Hire' at History San Jose reveals how San Jose's finest paid to have themselves immortalized.

Fall Sleeves
A new show at SJSU recalls the days when album covers were an art form.

Fall Arts 2004
Classical Music/College Series
Visual Arts
Pop Music

The Painted Smile
Western stereotypes meet Japanese realities in new show about geisha at San Francisco's Asian Art Museum.

Picture Puzzles
An interactive show at the Cantor Arts Center raises a 'Question' or two about what makes art.

Little Triggers
Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara's images of precocious, punk-rock children disturb and disrupt our dreams of innocence.

House Detective
Local author George Espinola tracks down downtown San Jose's architectural memories.

Moderne Dreams
The Legion of Honor traces the rise of Art Deco.

Hacking Free
Alex Galloway and Cory Arcangel mount an assault on the protocols that control digital information.

Studio Studies
Three weeks of Silicon Valley Open Studios reveal the tense coexistence of art and technology.

A Different Beat
Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti's arty side shows at new San Jose Museum exhibit.

Passing Fancies
A new exhibit in Los Gatos traces the touchy subject of preparing for the great beyond.

A new show at WORKS samples the art of California MFA grads.

Focus Factors
Artists Jim Campbell and Misch Kohn call for close regard.

Mystic Pages
The Rosicrucian Museum hosts a new show of rare of esoteric volumes.

House Unbound
Everyday objects get new lives at San Jose Museum of Art's 'Domestic Odyssey.'

Canvasing the Century
'Picasso to Thiebaud' displays a wealth of 20th-century art at Stanford's Cantor Center for Visual Arts.

Monkey Business
The King Library hosts 'Art of the Zodiac,' a look at how Taiwan artists interpret the year of the monkey.

In the Looking Glass
Artists create images of themselves in new Stanford portrait exhibit.

On the Etch
Printmakers show at WORKS displays wide range of tastes and techniques.

Breast in Show
The new art show 'Got Breast Milk' takes a confident look at a subject that society often turns away from in embarrassment.

It's Only a Game
'Fictional Worlds' show at Stanford traces development of narrative in computer gaming.

Imperfect Cool
Tyler Clark Burke and the Perpetual Motion Roadshow take DIY creativity to the next dimension at Anno Domini Gallery in San Jose.

Objects on the Go
California artists redefine the still life in a bold new show at the San Jose Museum of Art.

Tony Award
James Gandolfini's complex comic mob boss makes 'The Sopranos' on DVD the best Mafia tale since 'The Godfather.'

Design by Committee
The city of San Jose looks to the public for public-art ideas.

Hudson's Hawkers
Alfred Bierstadt and the Hudson River painters sold audiences not just pictures of America, but the idea of a new land.

Recall Antidotes
A few suggestions for not thinking about next Tuesday's electoral obligation.

Fall Arts Rising
Our guide to the season's stage, dance, classical music, concerts, movies and more.

In the WORKS
San Jose's alternative art space celebrates 25 years.

Curl Crazy
The sport of Hawaiian kings of Cali cutups rides into the San Jose Museum of Art.

Biblio Art
The new San Jose Public Library includes some aesthetic surprises.

9/11 Lite
A made-for-TV docudrama with George W. Bush as superhero is sure to smoke out high ratings. Is your remote control ready to roll?

Down the Garden Path
A rich new show at the Cantor Arts Center traces our changing ideas about civilizing nature.

Open-Door Policy
Santa Clara County artists expose their creative journeys at Open Studios this weekend.

Digital Hardcore
Guerrilla News Network turns suppressed news into music videos.

Two Houses
Villa Montalvo pairs Patrick Dougherty's inviting garden folly with images of some harsher homes in 'Dwelling' exhibit.

Hard Hat Area
Jim Haynes, Dianne Jones and Mike Meyers alter reality at WORKS/San Jose.

Photo Mount
Stanford traces history of Eadweard Muybridge's experiments with motion photography.

Choe Time
Graffiti artist David Choe gets off the streets and into the galleries.

Enron's Scarlet Letter
The TV docudrama 'The Crooked E' spreads the blame for Enron's collapse too thin, but makes its points at the margins.

Glue It Yourself
Anno Domini's 'Zines' exhibit documents the cheap, self-producing world of zines from across the country.

The Peter Principle
Sixties graphic icon Peter Max opens a new gallery in San Jose.

Waste Not
'FOUND' Magazine shows off throwaway glimpses of America's collective unconscious.

The Freakin' Frida Phenomenon
From refigerator magnet to Hollywood totem, Frida Kahlo refuses to submit to the madness. Because she's dead.

find art events

Previous Month Jul 2024 Next Month
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      
Browse Events
Arts Guide


Museums and gallery notes.

Reviews of new book releases.

Reviews and previews of new plays, operas and symphony performances.

Reviews and previews of new dance performances and events.