The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is a nonprofit art center and gallery founded in 1980, and located in downtown San Jose, California. It supports contemporary artists working in painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, new media works and site-specific installations. The San Jose ICA is member and community supported. The art center offers rotating art exhibitions with free admission, along with public programs, education programs, and community events.Before you head to San Jose, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly San Jose trip itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that San Jose has to offer, including San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art reviews
We went to see the art exhibits at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. We were also lucky enough to meet with and talk with one of the artists. It is in the SOFA District of San Jose. more »
You probably should look up current exhibits. Accessiblity is excellent, public or private transportation. more »
A cute little place with really friendly, helpful staff. The night I went, it was free and they served food and drinks (also free) so it was a great first time visit. There are two large rooms which had really cool art as well as a smaller exhibit room with more amazing art to be found. It is located close enough to be able to walk to other artsy places, but is slightly out of the way.
I loved this place! Don't expect something big, but this is a sleek, clean, free museum with a great selection of contemporary art. There are only two rooms so you can expect to spend under an hour here. The lady at the desk was very nice, helpful, and shared some great tips about the local art scene and the events they had at the ICA. I'll be back when they have new exhibits!
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