The San Jose Museum of Art is an art museum in Downtown San Jose, California, USA. Founded in 1969, the museum hosts a large permanent collection of West Coast artists of the 20th and 21st century. It is located next to the Circle of Palms Plaza and Plaza de César Chávez park.HistoryThe museum's historic wing was originally designed by architect Willoughby J. Edbrooke and built as the San Jose post office in 1892, then served as the city's library from 1937 to 1969. The building was then converted by The Fine Arts Gallery Association, reopening as the Civic Art Gallery. In 1972 the building was named a California Historical Landmark (#854), and in 1973 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The "New Wing," comprising the majority of the current exhibition space, opened in 1991.ExhibitionsLocated in the heart of Silicon Valley, past exhibitions include Beta Space: Diana Thater; Jose Clemente: Figure Studies; City Limits, City Life; What's Your Angle? and Mark My Word.William Wegman exhibited October 2015 through February 2016 with an exhibition titled, "Artists Including Me: William Wegman."
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