San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

Where
520 South First Street, San Jose , CA
Call
+1 408.971.0323
Web
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles Website
Tags
Arts, Museums, Crafts Museums
Hours
Mon-Tue (Closed)
Wed-Sun (10am-5pm)

About

The mission of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is to promote the art, craft, and history of quilts and textiles. The Museum advocates on behalf of quilts and textiles as a distinctly accessible and unifying visual, sculptural, and kinetic art form pioneered and practiced by people worldwide for thousands of years to create objects of beauty, use, and meaning.

"Textile art transcends cultural, ethnic, age and gender boundaries and encompasses traditional as well as contemporary forms. The museum provides a serious venue for all artists working with textiles, filling a void left by larger institutions with a narrower view of what defines artistic expression. Its exhibits and programs promote the appreciation of quilts and textiles as art and provide an understanding of their role in the lives of their makers, in cultural traditions, and as historical documents." - http://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/about_us.html

2013 BEST OF SILICON VALLEY Reader Survey Winner - Third Place, Best Small/Quirky Museum

2009 BEST OF SILICON VALLEY Reader Survey Winner - Third Place, Best Art Museum

Articles

  • Aloha Attire

    A new show at San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles highlights the colorful Hawaiian fashions of Alfred Shaheen
    06/03/2010 by Jessica Fromm

    WHEN MOST people think “Hawaiian fashion,” they think Tommy Bahama: loud, obnoxious hibiscus-laden printed shirts, the sort of thing dads wear while golfing in Florida. The truth is, however, that Haw...  More »

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