San José Museum of Art Announces 86 New Acquisitions by 27 Artists

Editors, ArtfixDaily, August 11, 2021

Monique Meloche Gallery is please to announce The San José Museum of Art has aquired Maia Cruz Palileo, "Wind, Water, Stone," 2020. Oil on canvas, 50 x 120 inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by Tad J. Freese and Brook Hartzell, the Lipman Family Foundation, and Yvonne and Mike Nevens, in honor of Cheryl and Bruce Kiddoo. 2021.01.


The San José Museum of Art (SJMA) has announced the acquisition of 86 works by a diverse roster of 27 artists. Acquired through purchase and gifts from generous donors from July 2020 through June 2021, these recent additions demonstrate SJMA’s collecting strategy in action by focusing on gender parity, cultural diversity, and artistic innovation. Many of the works are by women artists, artists of color, or artists with connections to the Bay Area. Also included are major gifts from Californian art collectors Eileen Harris Norton and David Hoberman, and from the estates of artists Sonya Rapoport and Brett Weston.


“I am grateful to our generous Acquisitions Committee and curatorial team for their thoughtful strategy on these important acquisitions. These influential artists not only reflect the innovative spirit of San José and Silicon Valley, but also represent the cultural heritages and lived experiences of our community and beyond,” said S. Sayre Batton, Oshman Executive Director, San José Museum of Art. “These important and timely works will expand the range of voices represented in our collection and enrich our community for generations to come by creating new opportunities for scholarship and discovery.”