Enjoy Free Museum Admission on February 24

Great news, Playonwordsians: As part of our partnership with the fabulous San Jose Museum of Art, anyone attending our New Terrains show on Sunday, February 24 can gain free admission to the museum for the day. We encourage you to reserve free tickets in advance so you can take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

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What to See at the San Jose Museum of Art:

  1. Other Walks, Other Linesa special exhibition on display through March 10 that considers what walking means in a contemporary context, touching upon topics such as urban planning, immigration, and the dérive. Organized by the San José Museum of Art, and curated by Lauren Schell Dickens, curator; Rory Padeken, associate curator; and Kathryn Wade, curatorial associate, Other Walks, Other Lines focuses on artwork made during the last thirty years by artists around the world who use walking as a mode of making the world, as well as being in it. The exhibition is divided into six sections: Meaning of Ordinariness; Pilgrimage and Psychogeography; A Body Measured Against the Earth: Immigration and Land Wars; Access/Ability; Street Life: Processions and Protests; and Other Walks: Gabriel Orzoco. In conjunction with the exhibition, performances will activate the gallery and take the exhibition outside of SJMA’s building. Choreographer and artist Brendan Fernandes addresses the borders that are constructed within a museum’s walls. In his commissioned work Inaction, Fernandes choreographed the movements of dancers to explore boundaries and thresholds within SJMA’s building.

    Artists included are Yuji Agematsu, Francis Alÿs, Ginny Bishton, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Brendan Fernandes, Ana Teresa Fernandéz, Regina José Galindo, Hiwa K, Brad Kahlhamer, Glenn Kaino, Suki Seokyeong Kang, Kimsooja, Pope.L, Omar Mismar, Paulo Nazareth, Gabriel Orozco, Wilfredo Prieto, Lordy Rodriguez, Michal Rovner, Lara Schnitger, Clarissa Tossin, and Charwei Tsai.

  2. Conversionthe third installment of the Koret Family Gallery exhibitions that focus on STEAM education. Explore the intersection of art and engineering through artwork selected from SJMA’s permanent collection.
  3. Explore all the gallery spaces, chat with the friendly docents and check out the great museum cafe.

Reserving Tickets is Easy:

 

  1. Visit this museum ticket link.
  2. Click “register,” fill out your details.
  3. Print your tickets or save on your phone for easy access on February 24.

Free entrance is granted for all day on Sunday, so we encourage you come early to enjoy all that the museum has to offer. Big thanks to Robin Treen and the San Jose Museum of Art for making this possible for Play On Words fans! Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook to let us know that you’re coming.

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