San Jose Museum of Art
An art museum dedicated to the diverse populations of the area, its collections range from modern masterpieces to recent works by young artists. The permanent collection has 1,400 pieces of work, and has a special focus on West Coast art. In 1969, the old San Jose library building faced demolition, so a group of citizens fought to save it, and is now the home to the San Jose Museum of Art. A new wing was added in 1991. Guided tours are always available, and art-making activities in the galleries are a popular attraction for visitors. Paper, pencils and clipboards are available for use throughout the museum for hands-on activities.