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The San Jose Art Museum brings a bit of high culture to the downtown area. Its collection focuses on 20th- and 21st-century works in a variety of media – painting, video installation, photography and more. The temporary exhibits frequently feature a local Northern California artist, which gives some personality to the space. Although some reviewers remark on the museum's small size and limited collection, they do say it's worth a visit thanks to its interesting exhibits and reasonable admission prices. What's more, most appreciated that the museum can be viewed in a matter of hours thanks to its manageable size.
The art museum sits along Cesar Chavez Park across from the Tech Museum. Entrance costs $10 for adults and $5 for youths ages 7 to 17; children 6 and younger enter for free. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and until 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. For more information, check out the San Jose Museum of Art's website.
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