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SJMA Presents Works from Prominent Collection of Modern Art

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This Thursday, a new exhibition will be presenting works from a prominent art collector at the San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA).

Titled Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection, this is a survey of American art since the 1960s, drawn from the collector’s historical promised gift to New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art. Around seventy works are featured in this exhibition, offering a variety of mediums including ink on paper, painting, sculpture, and collage, and coming from a range of art movements including abstract expressionism, feminist art and minimalism. Artists included in this exhibition include David Wojnarowicz, Keith Haring, John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger, and Robert Mapplethorpe.

As described by SJMA’s website, the Legacy exhibition is a reflection to the political and social changes that were occurring not only in American society, but also in the evolvement of the artist’s role over the decades. The insights in the works are found in the visual thinking and political consciousness that occurred from the 1960s to 2002, but closely to the period between the 1970s and 1980s.

Legacy kicks off SJMA 45th anniversary celebration, presenting roots in the past, as well as a bold eye into the future. The exhibition will be on view until September 4th. Log on to for more information.


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