Triton Museum of Art

Triton Museum of Art Art, Education, Community. Free admission. The Triton Museum of Art is a vital community resource that provides accessible exhibition and education programs, which promote a broad range of contemporary California art.
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For 50 years, the Triton Museum of Art has been a destination for the community, providing a venue where local artists exhibit their work alongside regional and national artists, and where students of all ages learn about art and the creative process. The Triton Museum of Art collects and exhibits contemporary and historical works with an emphasis on artists of the Greater Bay Area. The Triton Museum of Art further: -Serves as a repository for visual art objects and ensures their preservation -Presents exhibitions that illustrate and celebrate a commitment to cultural and gender inclusiveness -Offers a learning environment in which curiosity, experimentation and spirited dialogue are encouraged -Has beautiful indoor facilities and a 7-acre sculpture garden that are available for private and corporate facility rentals.

Mission: The Triton Museum of Art is a vital community resource that provides accessible exhibition and education programs, which promote a broad range of contemporary California art. Through our multifaceted programs, we bring together the culturally diverse population of the Greater Bay Area to foster a better understanding of art and its role in building a strong community.

07/06/2020

The Triton Museum of Art recently put out a call to artists for works in response to the murder of George Floyd and others and the systematic racism facing our nation. Their submissions are powerful and raw, and here they are in our latest Pocket Exhibition: “We Can’t Breathe.”

07/04/2020
City of Santa Clara

City of Santa Clara

Mayor Lisa M. Gillmor was joined by Santa Clara families to recite the pledge of allegiance and sing a patriotic song. 🇺🇸 The Mayor reminds everyone to celebrate our independence safely and responsibly during the pandemic. #4thofJuly #SantaClara #IndependenceDay

We are happy to announce that we will be offering an online acrylic painting class with artist, Jeff Bramschreiber! Lear...
06/26/2020
Triton Online: "Down By the Sea" Acrylic Painting Class

We are happy to announce that we will be offering an online acrylic painting class with artist, Jeff Bramschreiber! Learn to paint scenic coastlines and wildlife in acrylics online with us via Zoom.

Triton Online: "Down By the Sea" Acrylic Painting Class with Jeff Bramschreiber
Wednesdays, July 29 - August 26, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
$120 TMA members, $140 non-members

Five Week Online Sessions, All Levels Welcome!
(Classes meet online via Zoom once a week on Wednesdays!)

Week 1 – Shore Birds & Minimalism
Weeks 2 & 3 - The Beach
Weeks 4 & 5- “On the Rocks Please”

Register for the full course online here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triton-online-down-by-the-sea-acrylic-painting-class-tickets-111197282064

Learn to paint scenic coastlines and wildlife in acrylics with artist, Jeff Bramschreiber!

Save the Date for the Triton Museum of Art's First Ever Online Auction: July 15 - 28, 2020Due to recent and nationally v...
06/12/2020

Save the Date for the Triton Museum of Art's
First Ever Online Auction: July 15 - 28, 2020

Due to recent and nationally vital events which demand we all stay focussed on issues of racial inequality and injustice, the Triton Museum of Art is postponing its online auction fundraiser to July 15-28, 2020.

As you may know, the Triton is one of the very few remaining free museums in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our annual fundraisers are vital in sustaining the museum's fiscal health, as it provides funding for the exhibitions and educational programs. We have therefore had to rethink our approach to our annual art auction, which raises much needed funds to support our museum and the community at large.

The Triton Museum of Art needs you, but now and immediately, our fellow citizens who have suffered the degradations of 400 years require our attention more. BlackLivesMatter is more than a hashtag or slogan. It is our nation’s roadmap to healing. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to connecting soon.

TRITON TEEN ART CALL: DEADLINE EXTENDEDNew & Extended Deadline to Submit: June 30th, 2020 We have decided to extend our ...
05/28/2020

TRITON TEEN ART CALL: DEADLINE EXTENDED
New & Extended Deadline to Submit: June 30th, 2020

We have decided to extend our deadline into the summer so that we can hear from more of you! The Triton Museum of Art invites creative teens ages 13-19 to participate in an online art exhibition exploring the question:

What does community mean to you?

Goal of This Exhibition:
What does community mean to you? How have the communities in your life impacted you or helped you better understand yourself or the stories of those around you? What do you envision for the future of your communities?

This online exhibition is a chance for youth to create artwork that expresses their personal experience and visions for the future of our communities. Our goal for this online art call is to provide a creative outlet for Bay Area youth during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order to reflect about their communities and share their perspectives through artistic mediums.

All visual mediums are acceptable. This includes, painting, drawing, photography, video, collage, mixed media, illustration, digital art, gifs etc. You can submit your artwork either individually or as a group on a collaborative artwork.

Your artwork will be a part of an online exhibition and will be featured on our website, social media, and shared with our museum members and artistic community. The online exhibition will go live in July 2020. This is a wonderful opportunity to get creative at home and share your ideas with the larger community. We look forward to seeing what you create!

Submit your artwork at this link:
https://forms.gle/XfeLJyfvmjHqXsCCA

The deadline to submit is June 30, 2020 at midnight.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Congratulations to our youngest staff member, Nicole, for graduating from Mission College on Friday! We are so excited t...
05/26/2020

Congratulations to our youngest staff member, Nicole, for graduating from Mission College on Friday! We are so excited to see you shine even brighter in your next steps. So happy that you're part of our team! 😊

There is still time to submit to our Teen Art call! Do you love to make art, but find yourself wondering what to create?...
05/18/2020
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There is still time to submit to our Teen Art call! Do you love to make art, but find yourself wondering what to create? We have a challenge for you! ⠀

The Triton Museum of Art invites creative teens ages 13-19 to participate in an online art exhibition exploring the question: What does community mean to you? ⠀

GOAL OF THIS EXHIBITION:⠀
What does community mean to you? How have the communities in your life impacted you or helped you better understand yourself or the stories of those around you? What do you envision for the future of your communities?⠀

We want to hear from you! This online exhibition is a chance for youth to create artwork that expresses their personal experience and visions for the future of our communities. Our goal for this online art call is to provide a creative outlet for Bay Area youth during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order to reflect about their communities and share their perspectives through artistic mediums. ⠀

All visual mediums are acceptable. This includes, painting, drawing, photography, video, collage, mixed media, illustration, digital art, gifs etc. You can submit your artwork either individually or as a group on a collaborative artwork. ⠀

Your artwork will be a part of an online exhibition and will be featured on our website, social media, and shared with our museum members and artistic community. The online exhibition will go live in June 2020. You will be able to share this exhibition with your friends, family, teachers, and keep it as a part of your art portfolio. This is a wonderful opportunity to get creative at home and share your ideas with the larger community. We look forward to seeing what you create! ⠀

Use the link below to apply
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJOWb__r5xhflDbNA7JfwFQwf1Pec9xR_Db7ItpRQJtXBHdA/viewform

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

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05/13/2020
California Arts Council

We are delighted to announce that the @CaliforniaArtsCouncil is supporting our work through their Exposure, Local Impact and Youth Arts Action grants. Their support will help us provide community programming such as ArtTours and the Teen Docent Program and also provide studio art classes, in partnership with the Life Services Alternatives (LSA), to adults with developmental disabilities. http://tiny.cc/CACGrantees2020 #ArtsCA

#TheTritonMuseum of Art was featured as part of a larger announcement from the California Arts Council of more than 1,500 grants awarded to nonprofit organizations and units of government throughout the state for their work in support of the agency’s mission to strengthen arts, culture, and creative expression as the tools to cultivate a better California for all. The investment f nearly $30 million marks a more than $5 million increase over the previous fiscal year, and the largest in California Arts Council history.

The California Arts Council is a state agency with a mission of strengthening arts, culture, and creative expression as the tools to cultivate a better California for all. It supports local arts infrastructure and programming statewide through grants, initiatives, and services. The California Arts Council envisions a California where all people flourish with universal access to and participation in the arts.

Making art makes a difference. We’re honored to announce the largest grant numbers in our agency’s history, supporting immediate and lasting community impact by investing in arts businesses and cultural workers across the state: http://tiny.cc/CACGrantees2020 #ArtsCA

05/10/2020
Commissioned: What's Old is New Again

Miha Sarani is a one of the most thoughtful artists I know, as well as one of the most insightful art historians it has ever been my pleasure to hear. He is also a former staff member of the Triton Museum of Art. But most importantly to me, he is a true and dear friend.

Watch NOW on The Design Network! https://www.tdn.tv/commissioned Miha Sarani is a visual artist who addresses cyclical occurrences throughout history to buil...

CALLING ALL CREATIVES!Do you love to make art, but find yourself wondering what to create? We have a challenge for you! ...
04/30/2020

CALLING ALL CREATIVES!
Do you love to make art, but find yourself wondering what to create? We have a challenge for you!

The Triton Museum of Art invites creative teens ages 13-19 to participate in an online art exhibition exploring the question: What does community mean to you?

GOAL OF THIS EXHIBITION:
What does community mean to you? How have the communities in your life impacted you or helped you better understand yourself or the stories of those around you? What do you envision for the future of your communities?

We want to hear from you! This online exhibition is a chance for youth to create artwork that expresses their personal experience and visions for the future of our communities. Our goal for this online art call is to provide a creative outlet for Bay Area youth during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order to reflect about their communities and share their perspectives through artistic mediums.

All visual mediums are acceptable. This includes, painting, drawing, photography, video, collage, mixed media, illustration, digital art, gifs etc. You can submit your artwork either individually or as a group on a collaborative artwork.

Your artwork will be a part of an online exhibition and will be featured on our website, social media, and shared with our museum members and artistic community. The online exhibition will go live in June 2020. You will be able to share this exhibition with your friends, family, teachers, and keep it as a part of your art portfolio. This is a wonderful opportunity to get creative at home and share your ideas with the larger community. We look forward to seeing what you create!

Use this link to submit your artwork:
https://forms.gle/ArLVCEPZpqH9TbG76

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

04/27/2020
An Exhibition in Your Pocket: South Bay Art Collective

In the Triton Museum of Art’s latest Pocket Exhibition, we present the work of the South Bay Art Collective and their creations for Burning Man. Brilliant! Please share and let more people know about these creative artists bringing their work to the desert and beyond.

"Theodore Wores was not only an important California Impressionist, he was also a vital preserver of a passing time. His...
04/22/2020

"Theodore Wores was not only an important California Impressionist, he was also a vital preserver of a passing time. His work is a reminder of the beauty of our region and state, and an encouragement to see the vestiges of the beauteous nature that still peeks out, if we are prone to look and see. Floral covered fields catch our view outside the window on the train into Silicon Valley. Parks and tree-lined streets still burst into bloom with springtime blossoms, and one can still glimpse the coastal dunes of the Bay by merely turning one’s back on the urban sprawl just over our shoulders. In this way we can still experience the beauty of our past." --Preston Metcalf, Director, Triton Museum of Art.
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#TheodoreWores (1859-1939) was an American Impressionist artist and one of the premier painters of the California wing of this art movement. His primary subjects were landscapes and portraits, including landscape paintings of Yosemite, the Santa Clara Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area. The orchards of the Santa Clara Valley provided him the perfect location, and his paintings remind us of an age gone by.
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The #TritonMuseum presents #MuseumfromHome in honor of #EarthDay
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[Images: Theodore Wores, "Yosemite Valley, California," 1931. Oil on canvas. "Spring Blossoms of California, Los Gatos," 1919. Oil on canvas. "My Studio Garden in Saratoga, California," 1926. Oil on canvas. "Baker's Beach and the Presidio, San Francisco," 1914. Oil on canvas. "Road with Blossoming Tree," 1922. Oil on canvas. © Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara.] @ Triton Museum of Art

04/20/2020

It is time once again for a Triton Museum of Art Pocket Exhibition, this time featuring the joyous work of Belinda Lima.

Please join us … and the artist … for a lovely city outing while sheltering-in-place! And please share this Pocket Exhibition with others.

The compositions of Jeff Alan West's works refer to the contemporary structures andexperiences of communication; Our con...
04/16/2020

The compositions of Jeff Alan West's works refer to the contemporary structures and
experiences of communication;
Our conversations, public pronouncements, blog posts, and tweets.
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His work in digital prints and painting is a product of a back and forth creative process using both traditional manual tools, such as pencil and brush, and digital image tools, like Illustrator and Photoshop.
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As in his design and illustration practice, working with both spontaneity and structure allows him to rapidly explore many variations and possibilities.
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[Image: Jeff Alan West. “Doubling Down Double Talk Distraction,” 2019. Acrylic Painting.]
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#TheTriton #MuseumFromHome #TritonMuseum #TritonMuseumofArt #TritonArtMuseum #JeffAlanWest #JeffAlanWestArt #contemporaryart #typography #SiliconValleyArt #art #artmuseum #museum

04/13/2020

The Triton Museum of Art is pleased to present the art of Nabeela Sajjad in our latest Pocket Exhibition. We hope you enjoy these contemporary renditions of an ancient Islamic art form.

Dear Triton Community, Friends and Visitors, For cautionary measures, as of today, the Triton Museum of Art will be clos...
03/16/2020

Dear Triton Community, Friends and Visitors,

For cautionary measures, as of today, the Triton Museum of Art will be closing temporarily through April. All galleries will be closed during this time and there will be limited personnel on site.

Our Triton Family’s and visitors’ safety are our greatest concern. We deeply appreciate your understanding as we work together to address these emerging health and safety issues. We will keep our website and social media platforms updated with any further cancellations or changes to our program calendar. Stay safe.

Sincerely,
the Triton Museum of Art

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Effective today, all events and public programs at the Triton Museum of Art have been cancelled or pos...
03/13/2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Effective today, all events and public programs at the Triton Museum of Art have been cancelled or postponed through April due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our exhibitions will remain open until further notice.

The following programming has been postponed or cancelled:
- March 21: Tequila Tasting Fundraiser (postponed)
- March 25: Brown Bag Lunch with Jeff Alan West (cancelled)
- April 2: Brown Bag Lunch with Fan Lee Warren (cancelled)
- April 16: Brown Bag Lunch with Enrique Chagoya (cancelled)

Our top priority will always be the health and safety of our community. We will continue to closely monitor the situation to take necessary precautions to keep the Triton Museum a safe place for visitors, artists and the community.

Notice to Our Triton Family and Visitors Regarding Covid-19Like all of you, we are aware and concerned about the recent ...
03/07/2020

Notice to Our Triton Family and Visitors Regarding Covid-19

Like all of you, we are aware and concerned about the recent spread of Covid-19 and its impact on public health and safety. In accordance with the new guidelines issued March 6 from the County of Santa Clara’s Public Health Department (https://www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/news/Pages/new-guidance-new-covid-19-3-5-2020.aspx), which recommends the cancellation or postponement of “large community events where large numbers of people are within arm’s length of one another,” the Triton Museum of Art has postponed the following events:

- March 7: Enrique Chagoya Reception (cancelled)
- March 10, noon-1:00 p.m.: Brown Bag Lunch with Renee Bilingslea (postponed)
- March 11: Farewell Recognition Reception for Past Executive Director Jill Meyers (postponed)
- Art and art history classes will continue during this period in accordance with Santa Clara County Public Health Department guidelines and recommendations.

The Triton Museum of Art will otherwise remain open to the public during regular operating hours, Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00-5:00 p.m.

Our Triton Family’s and visitors’ safety are our greatest concern. We deeply appreciate your understanding as we work together to address these emerging health and safety issues. We will keep our website and social media platforms updated with any further cancellations or changes to our program calendar.

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1505 Warburton Ave
Santa Clara, CA
95050

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Opening Hours

Tuesday 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(408) 247-3754

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I just received a copy of Preston James Metcalf's "Casanova, Curator of Memories" and have added it to my COVID-19 reading stack! Best of health to all the staff and art instructors/lecturers at Triton.
Just about everything!! I love the museum!! I love its art and music!! It's venue-- AMAZING INDOOR ARCHITECTURE !!! the outdoors --the redwood trees and it's all so beautiful and peaceful and tranquil!! it's a place to go and recharge your batteries!!!
I'lll try agains...REthinking about visiting the BG. Gallery. It's that or an auction studio.......How goes it with you nd Kay? Roberta
STill lookimg good Preston..hope you have some pithy stuff planned for Triton...Am thinking of re-visiting the Bg. idea agains......what say you/ It's really pretty simple..if he cheats me as Chuck did Ill shoot him....hugs, Roberta
what about the Stravinsky event? Sunday?
I am very excited Kevin B. Chen will be our juror this year! Tag your friends or anyone interested. I am looking forward to seeing all the wonderful submissions.
Full-time, tenure track Professor of Art opening at Merced College. Deadline to apply: September 29th 2017
There is too much loud music going on tonite 9/16 for the event and the guests came onto our private street and shouting profanity very loudly which can be heard by kids !
Hi im a jewelry artist, i make jewelry out of animal and human remains and recycled materials do display stuff like that?