Art Museums in the South Bay

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Cantor Arts Center (Palo Alto)

The Cantor Arts Center has diverse collections spanning continents, cultures, and 4,000 years of art history.  It include the largest gathering of Rodin bronzes outside Paris as an outdoor sculpture garden. See a wide range of changing exhibitions, lectures, gallery talks, symposia, classes, and special events. There is a café that serves food and beverages.

de Saisset (Santa Clara)

The museum has a variety of local art exhibitions including photography, paper works, painting, sculpture, video, ceramic, glass and furniture. Click here for Current and future exhibitions

Euphrat Museum of Art (Cupertino)

The Euphrat Museum presents unique exhibitions, and events reflecting the rich diverse cultural heritage of the Bay Area. The exhibitions enhance understanding of art fundamentals, art history, and aesthetics and showcase emerging artists and artists with national and international reputations. Educational materials and public programming, such as lectures and receptions, complement the exhibitions. They also present student shows featuring art by local elementary and middle school students and De Anza College students.

San Jose Museum of Art (San Jose)

The San Jose Museum of Art has a variety of rotating exhibits. Check their website for what is currently on view.

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles (San Jose)

The museum promotes the art, craft and history of quilts and textiles. It also provides an understanding of the role of quilts and textiles in the lives of their makers, in cultural traditions, and as historical documents.

Tait Firehouse (Los Gatos)

The museum promotes the understanding of the regions fine arts through it art exhibitions and galleries. Tours are available. There is convenient parking.

The Lace Museum and Guild (Sunnyvale)

The Lace Museum is one of two museums devoted solely to lace in the western part of the United States. The museum houses hundreds of tools, lace examples, books and other materials covering the history of lace.

Triton Museum of Art (Santa Clara)

The Triton Museum of Art collects and exhibits contemporary and historical works with an emphasis on artists of the Greater Bay Area. The permanent collection includes 19th and 20th century American art of the Pacific Rim, Europe and beyond.