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Silicon Valley Fall Art Shows
Preview 2013

Silicon Valley Fall Arts Preview 2013 LOOKING BACK: 'Afro-Chic,' a 2010 video still, is among the works featured at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center exhibition 'Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video,' the first major museum retrospective of works by contemporary artist and photographer Weems. The exhibition runs Oct 16-Jan 5, and Weems will discuss her works at an opening event Oct 16.

Cantor Arts Center


Modernism and Its Discontents, works by Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, and Eugne. Sep 18-Dec 15, 2014.

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video First major museum retrospective of works by contemporary artist and photographer Carrie Mae Weems. Lecture by Carrie Mae Weems, Oct 16, and related film festival, Oct 26. Show runs Oct 16-Jan 5.

Wood, Metal, Paint: Sculpture from the Fischer Collection, pieces by John Chamberlain, Jenny Holzer and others. Includes Chamberlain's Bijou, a large work made of crushed automobiles and paint. Thru Oct 20.

Manet and the Graphic Arts in France, 1860-1880, examines how printmakers, draftsmen and photographers depicted the Commune of 1871 in Paris, with a focus on Edouard Manet's lithograph Civil War. Thru Nov 17.

Ad Men: Advertising in Prints, 1960s-1970s, works from Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, James Rosenquist and Roy Lichtenstein. This exhibit also examines the processes, techniques and subject matter of advertising and commercial art. Thru Dec 1.

De Saisset Museum

Santa Clara University

Fletcher Benton: The Artist's Studio, traveling exhibition that recreates the studio of the world-renowned kinetic and constructivist sculptor, Fletcher Benton. Thru Dec 6.

Fletcher Benton: In Motion, a selection of the artist's kinetic works, made during the 1960s and 1970s. Thru Dec 6.

Reduce, Reuse, Re-Imagine, works in a variety of materials, ranging from recycled wood to discarded clothing, paper and cloth. Thru Dec 6.


San Jose

De Esperanza y de Locura/Of Hope and Madness, Latino artists express the ordeals of migration and immigration issues as flights of both hope and insanity. Aug 28-Oct 26.

Montalvo Arts Center


Come Healing, works that explore the relationships between healing, wholeness and place. Thru Oct 31.

Mountains in My Spoon, celebrates the Lucas Artists Residency Program (LAP) alumni's exploration of food and the relationship we have with what we eat with an opening reception on Oct 18 at 6pm. Exhibit runs Oct 18-Feb 9.

San Jose Museum of Art

San Jose

Around the Table, Stage One: Jitish Kallat: Epilogue, artist Jitish Kallat looks at the role of food in family and culture through a series of photographs of roti (South Asian flatbread), Sep 6-April 20.

Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things, touring exhibition that explores 36 modern objects and their invention. Oct 17-Feb 2. Around the Table: Food, Creativity, Community, an exhibition that delves into how food has shaped local culture. Nov 9-April 27.

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Arts

Connect & Collect, annual fundraising auction exhibition, with opening reception, Oct 4, 6-8pm, and a silent auction on Oct 12, 6-10pm. Live auction is held Oct 26, 7pm. Exhibition takes place Sep 28-Oct 26.

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

San Jose

Fiberart International, 40 works from 37 national and international artists, exploring a wide spectrum of textile practices. Nov 6-Jan 19. Translucence: Cathy Breslaw, artist Cathy Breslaw uses industrial mesh to create abstract hangings. Nov 6-Jan 19.

The Tech Museum

San Jose

Star Wars: The Exhibition, interactive exhibits and props that draw from all six Stars Wars films. Oct 19-Feb 23.

Triton Museum of Art

Santa Clara

Yori Seeger, sculpture. Sep 10-Dec 1.

Spiral: Art of the Street, street art from Berlin, London, Barcelona, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Sep 14-Nov 17.

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood: Welcome to Flower-Landia, woven pieces created by Consuelo Jimenez Underwood using indigenous materials. Sep 21-Nov 24.

ZERO1 Garage

San Jose

Patent Pending, group exhibition that uses patents as a starting point in the relationship between artists, ownership and invention. Sep 28-Dec 20.