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Calendar 2011

August 3, Friday open from 10am – 5pm and again from 7 – 11pm
Museum admission free all day

South First Fridays are an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose's SoFA arts district, centered on South First Street. Held on the first Friday of every month, the arts venues on South First Street are all open from 7 until 11pm and offer free admission and a wide variety of live entertainment. It's a lively scene attended by arts-lovers of all ages.

South First Fridays website


Sea Foam Patterns (Detail)
Dan Olfe, 2011

August 7 - October 14

2nd International TECHStyle Art Biennial (ITAB) Exhibition

Opening Reception on August 12, 2 – 4pm
Members-Only Walkthrough 1 – 2pm
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International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB) is an exhibition of contemporary artists who are merging fiber media with new information and communication technologies in their artistic processes: as a medium of artistic expression and/or in the content of their work. Jurors Janet Koplos, Barbara Layne, and Christine Tarkowski selected work that showcases the myriad possibilities of textile and technology and explores this provocative new direction in artistic evolution. Work includes digitally printed fabrics and quilts, digital jacquard weaving, digital imaging, inkjet printing, laser engraving, 3D software, heat-press lamination, and fabrication using new man made-materials and recycled elements from the wellspring of waste from the computer industry. Emerging artists and well-established practitioners are a part of this 2nd ITAB Biennial that connects with the larger ZERO1 exhibitions and festival.


August 7 - October 14

The AIDS Quilt Interactive: Touching 1.3 Million Square Feet

Opening Reception on August 12, 2 – 4pm
Members-Only Walkthrough 1 – 2pm
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2012 marks the 25th anniversary of The AIDS Memorial Quilt and 30 years of life with AIDS. The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles is proud and excited to announce that AIDS Quilt Interactive, will be on view as part of our 2nd International TECHstyle Art Biennial, August 7 - October 14, 2012. The AIDS Quilt Interactive is a 42-inch interactive touchscreen tabletop that allows users to search through and examine detailed individual images from the 1.3 million square feet of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Conceived of and implemented by Anne Balsamo and Dale MacDonald (both hailing from USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab) and Scott Minneman (from Onomy Labs, Inc.), the AIDS Quilt table utilizes a Microsoft PixelSense interactive display.


August 18, Saturday

Mutual Members Swap for a Day

This summer, get out and explore the museums of downtown San Jose! We are pleased to partner with the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), The San Jose Museum of Art, and The Tech Museum on Member for a Day. For one day only, present your membership card for two free admissions at each participating institutions. Some restrictions apply. Please check with participating Institutions for hours and other information. (Note: Admission to the IMAX theater and special exhibitions at The Tech is not included in this promotion.)