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“Confluence and Resurgence,” Exhibit (King Library) (4/15/2019 - 5/30/2019)

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 12:00am
Start Date: 4/15/2019 All DayEnd Date: 5/30/2019
SJSU Main Campus

SJSU Main Campus - King Library

SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: DiNapoli Gallery

“Confluence and Resurgence,” an exhibition of Vietnamese- American visual art, will be held from April 15 to May 30, 2019 downtown San Jose, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. Participants are Vietnamese-American artists from California including: Ann Phong, Đào Hải Triều, Kai Hoàng, Artemisia Lâm Kim Phượng, Henry Trịnh, Nhơn Trần, Nguyễn Thanh Trí, Andy Nguyễn and Jenny Đỗ. Confluence commemorates the fall of Saigon and South Vietnam on April 30, 1975, when the massive exodus of the Vietnamese refugee diaspora began. Hope and search for freedom is the confluence of the many streams of Vietnamese refugees, who eventually resettled all over the world, in the lands of freedom. Resurgence celebrates the resilience of the refugees’ spirit: they came, they survived, and they contributed. This exhibition celebrates May, the Asian Heritage Month, and May 15, the Ao Dai Day, honoring the symbol of grace and strength of the Vietnamese-American culture. An official reception to honor the participating artists and the events’ sponsors will be held on May 12, 2019. Join us and help us commemorate our loss and celebrate our survival. And to enjoy some exceptional artwork!

The Art of Biography Grand Opening Recpt. (King Library) (4/13/2019)

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 2:00pm
Start Date: 4/13/2019 Start Time: 2:00 PMEnd Date: 4/13/2019 End Time: 5:00 PM
SJSU Main Campus

SJSU Main Campus - King Library

SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: Beethoven Center

SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: Special Collections

SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: Steinbeck Center

4/13 at 2 PM Schiro Room 550 Grand Opening Presentation featuring Dr. Grant Cook and Dr. Theodore Albrecht as they discuss Beethoven’s biographers and conversation books.

The Art of Biography:Beethoven and Steinbeck (King Library) (4/13/2019 - 7/31/2019)

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 12:00am
Start Date: 4/13/2019 All DayEnd Date: 7/31/2019
SJSU Main Campus

SJSU Main Campus - King Library

SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: Beethoven Center

SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: Schiro Room

An exhibit exploring the process of researching and writing biographies. The Beethoven Center focuses on Alexander Wheelock Thayer, an American diplomat and journalist who was the first writer to document Beethoven’s life. The exhibit traces Thayer’s research trips in Europe, and features items from the recently acquired Gertrude Behr Thayer collection, including Thayer’s passport, one of Beethoven’s shirts, and Thayer’s consulate uniform--complete with gloves, sword and helmet. Exhibit April 13-July 31, 2019 King Library, 5th floor Special Collections Exhibit Hall & Beethoven Center Additional events: 4/13 at 2 PM Schiro Room 550 Grand Opening Presentation featuring Dr. Grant Cook and Dr. Theodore Albrecht as they discuss Beethoven’s biographers and conversation books. 5/2 at 10:30 AM Schiro Room 550 William Souder will discuss his new biography titled Mad at the World: John Steinbeck and the American Century. The Steinbeck Center examines a multitude of Steinbeck scholars and questions authorial intent while presenting an interactive timeline of Steinbeck’s life. The exhibit also displays a re-creation of John Steinbeck’s desk, which includes space for visitors to write with Steinbeck’s favorite pencils, as well as copies of some of Steinbeck’s original “Dear Alicia” letters.

Lowrider Photography by Suzanne Lopez (12/15/2018 - 3/31/2019)

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 12:00am
Start Date: 12/15/2018 All DayEnd Date: 3/31/2019
SJSU Main Campus - King Library

SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: DiNapoli Gallery

Join us as we celebrate San José's lowrider culture with lowrider photography. On display from December 15, 2018 through March 31, 2019. Suzanne Lopez is a professional photographer with 28 years of experience in the lowriding community. Suzanne began her photography career with Lowrider Magazine in the early 90’s, shooting car shows, bike shows, and other lowriding events. Her extensive resume includes shooting for Orlie’s Lowriding Magazine, Streetlow Magazine, Ranflas Magazine, and Impalas Magazine, as well as freelance event photography and portraiture. She is the owner of Photography by Suzanne Lopez. This event occurs in conjunction with the exhibit: Story and King: San José's Lowrider Culture, on display December 15, 2018 through March 31, 2019.

Story and King: San José's Lowrider Culture (12/15/2018 - 3/31/2019)

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 12:00am
Start Date: 12/15/2018 All DayEnd Date: 3/31/2019
SJSU Main Campus

SJSU Main Campus - King Library

SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: 5th Floor Exhibit Gallery

Join San José Public Library’s California Room and San José State University's Africana, Asian American, Chicano and Native American Studies Center (AAACNA) as we celebrate San José’s history of lowriding through photographs, film and other historical memorabilia. About the Exhibit: The art of lowriding has deep roots in Chicano history and culture. San José was home to a vibrant lowrider scene, centered around the famous east-side intersection of Story and King. It was also the birthplace of the legendary Lowrider Magazine. Locally founded by Sonny Madrid and company, this unique publication documented not just the controversial culture of cruisin', but the sociopolitical issues facing contemporary Mexican-American culture. This exhibit features three speaker panel events: Out of the Past: San José's Lowrider History being held on January 15, 2019 Lowrider Culture and Society being held on February 16, 2019 Low & Slow: The Future of Lowriding in San José being held on March 16, 2019 This event occurs in conjunction with the exhibit: Lowrider Photography by Suzanne Lopez, on display December 15, 2018 through March 31, 2019. Exhibit hours: Monday & Saturday: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 am-6:00 pm Sunday: Closed