"The museum is not meant either for the wanderer to see by accident or for the pilgrim to see with awe. It is meant for the mere slave of a routine of self-education to stuff himself with every sort of incongruous intellectual food in one indigestible meal."

 G.K. Chesterton, All is Grist (1931)

E. Carlson, 1999

San Jose Museum of Art
110 Market Street
Founded in 1969

Comprised of two wings:
The Old Wing (1892) shown here, and The New Wing (1991) .

The "Old" section of the San Jose Museum of Art, designed by Willoughby Edbrooke. It was the first federal building in San Jose, serving as the Post Office from 1892 to 1933. It performed as the San Jose Library before reincarnating once again as museum. It is constructed in the Richardson Romanesque style of architecture.

What it looked like prior to the quake of 1906.

California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 854).

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