Story and King: San José's Lowrider Culture

Vintage lowrider cars at History Park. Text: San Jose's Lowrider Culture Exhibition, Presented by San José Public Library.
Photo Credit: Suzanne Lopez (in blog image) and Maria Herrera (blog icon image)

"Story and King: San José's Lowrider Culture" Exhibit

December 15, 2018 — March 31, 2019
King Library: 5th Floor Special Collections Exhibit Area

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. The city was also the birthplace of the legendary Lowrider Magazine. Founded by Sonny Madrid and company, this unique publication documented the evolution of cruisin' and the sociopolitical issues facing contemporary Mexican-American culture.

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.

Exhibit Hours

  • Monday & Saturday: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Associated with the Exhibit

  • Lowrider Photography by Suzanne Lopez on exhibit from December 15, 2018 through March 31, 2019 in the King Library 2nd Floor Exhibit Area

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