This special anniversary exhibition highlights recent acquisitions at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles in a series of thematic installations spanning three galleries. Both the specific artworks and broader themes explored in this survey reflect the diverse reasons our Museum seeks and acquires new works. New Directions prominently features recent artwork from SJMQT's Artist in Residence program. Established in 2016, this program supports local artists with on-site studio space and opportunities to exhibit work in the Museum’s Maker Space Gallery. This program has deepened the Museum’s commitment to supporting contemporary artists from or working in the Bay Area, including Alexander Hernandez, Liz Harvey, Amber Imrie, Carolina Cuevas, Tricia Royal, Mung Lar Lam, and more.
Works of art gifted by the Museum’s many donors and patrons appear in each section of New Directions. Their generosity and dedication allow us to expand SJMQT’s collections and cultivate curiosity, wonder, and excitement in our audiences.
Chas Marlin - Castelli Lovers
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
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San Jose, CA 95113