With 2014 halfway in the can, the museums in the South Bay have seen a few interesting things. And here are a few things that happened so far:
1. Cantor Center for Visual Arts (Stanford): The museum presented a retrospective from abstracted artist Elizabeth Murray, and the works of Auguste Rodin and Carleton Watkins.
2. DeSaisset Museum (Santa Clara): The exhibitions that opened this year included one that reflected the past identity of the Silicon Valley, one that took on the importance of water, and works that explored navigation, migration and travel.
3. San Jose Museum of Art (San Jose): So far this year, the museum presented a selection or works from their permanent collection, all of which celebrated Silicon Valley’s role as the capital of innovation and “initial public offerings”. The exhibition featured an installation initially commissioned for the FOR-SITE Foundation, for the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. The museum has also presented works from David Levinthal and from the Emily Fisher Landau Collection.
4. San Jose of Quilts and Textiles (San Jose): In the museum’s first two exhibitions, one was a retrospective of the Art-to-Wear movement of the San Francisco Bay Area, and another was a sequel to the exhibition Tasty, exploring the intersection of food, warmth and community like it’s predecessor.
Exhibitions and events to happen later this year in the South Bay Museums, include the annual International TECHstyle Art Biennial at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, and pop art and works from Robert Frank from the Cantor Center.