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MAR 13 - MAY 2 | City Views


City Views : Selections from the Permanent Collection March 13 - May 2, 2021 –––––––––––––––––––– Stay tuned! Details to come




MAR 13 - JUN 6 | Theodore Wores, Under the Californian Sun


Theodore Wores: Under the Californian Sun March 13 – June 6, 2021 –––––––––––––––––––– Theodore Wores was not only an important California Impressionist, he was also a vital preserver of a passing time. His works from the early decades of the 20th Century are a reminder of the beauty of our region and state, and an encouragement to see the vestiges of the beauteous nature that still peeks out, if we are prone to look and see.

Floral covered fields catch our view outside the window on the train into Silicon Valley. Parks and tree-lined streets still burst into bloom with springtime blossoms, and one can still glimpse the coastal dunes of the Bay by merely turning one’s back on the urban sprawl just over our shoulders. In this way we can still experience the beauty of our past, an experience enhanced even more by the paintings of Theodore Wores.

This exhibition features 23 paintings by Theodore Wores, from the City of Santa Clara’s collection, which the Triton Museum of Art maintains and preserves. Please join us for this enchanting look back at the spectacular natural vistas of California’s past.




MAR 13 – JUN 6 | Chun-Hui Yu, Poetic Sentiment, Chan Spirit


Chun-Hui Yu: Poetic Sentiment, Chan Spirit March 13 – June 6, 2021 ––––––––––––––––––– Chun-Hui Yu’s art is an integration of philosophy, painting, and calligraphy, with nature, poetry and Ch’an (Zen) serving as vital sources of inspiration. Her art evolves from a meditative process of personal reflection, and embodies three principal themes: Chi-yun, the inner spirit or living energy of the brushstroke itself, radiating from the ink left by the brush; Yi-jin, the feeling evoked by the physical form or subject matter; and Yi, an essence that transcends the ordinary. Her ink paintings, which include many abstract landscapes, are a contemporary reinterpretation of the classical Chinese art form. The unfolding landscapes serve as metaphors for the artist’s own search for spiritual meaning in common with and reverence for the natural world.

Chun-Hui’s paintings have been exhibited extensively in China, Taiwan, and now the U.S. She currently teaches Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy at San Jose City College.




MAR 13 – MAY 2 | Pop, Funk, and Just Plain Fun!


A Permanent Collection Show (various artists) March 13 – May 2, 2021 ––––––––––––––––––– Pop Art emerged in the early 1950s as a challenge to the traditions of fine art by including imagery of popular and mass culture, such as advertising, comic books, and mundane mass-produced cultural objects. It began as a revolt against the dominant approaches to art and culture and traditional views on what art should be. Young artists felt that what they were taught at art school and what they saw in museums did not have anything to do with their lives or the things they saw around them every day. Instead they turned to sources such as Hollywood movies, advertising, product packaging, pop music and comics for their imagery.

Often associated with Pop Art, but not necessarily derived from it, is Funk Art, an American art movement that was a reaction against the non-objectivity of Abstract Expressionism. An anti-establishment movement, Funk Art brought figuration back as subject matter into painting, rather than limiting itself to the non-figurative, abstract forms that Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko were depicting. The movement's name was derived from the jazz musical term “funky,” meaning passionate, sensuous, and quirky.

Both of these traditions continue, as seen in the works of this exhibition from the Triton Museum’s Permanent Collection, by the artists Roy De Forest, Kelly Detweiler, Don Fritz, Margaret Keane, Clay Vorhes, and William Maul.





Current Exhibitions

2020 Exhibition


February 8 - October 18 | Renee Billingslea: Ten Japanese - American Concentration Camps February 1 - October 11 | Jeff Alan West: Spellings of Gravitas February 1 - May 10 | Fan Lee Warren: Shifting Messages February 8 - April 19 | Enrique Chagoya: Aliens




2019 Exhibition


January 26 - April 14 | Going Places: Drawings by Ric Ambrose February 2 - April 21 | Mark Eanes: The Passionate Spectator February 9 - April 21 | Contemporary Traces on Native Land April 20 - August 11 | Ruth Tunstall Grant May 11 - August 11 | Sanaz Mazinani: Dark Bright May 11 - August 18 | Kathryn Metz: From the Center to the Edges August 17 - October 27 | Selections from the Permanent Collection: Photography August 31 - November 3 | Expressions of Divinity August 31 - November 3 | Hector Dio Mendoza: WHITE WILDERNESS/MALEZA BLANCA November 16 - January 26 | Deborah Oropallo: Flight November 16 - January 26 | Na Omi Judy Shintani: Dream Refuge for Children Imprisoned November 17 | Reception




2011 Exhibition


March 5 - May 8 | Squeak Carnwath March 5 - May 15 | Stanley Goldstein February 26 - April 24 | Selections from the Permanent Collection May 21 - Julyy 24 | Lou Bermingham: Ancient Dreams for New Realities May 21 - Julyy 20 A | Transcendent Land: Non - Traditional Landscapes May 14 - Julyy 10 | Mirang Wonne: Fire Strokes Julyy 30 - September 18 | David Ogle: Sculptures Julyy 30 - September 11 | Atmospheric Firings Julyy 23 - September 11 | Diane Kreiter September 24 - November 27 | Kenjilo Nanao - Pacific Paintings: 1986 - 2011 September 24 - November 20 | Jamie Brunson: Indra’s Net September 17 - November 27 | Loaded: The Art of Heather Wilcoxon December 3 - February 12 | Eve Page Mathias December 10 - February12 2011 | Statewide Painting Competition and Exhibition




2010 Exhibition


March 13 - June 6 | Robert Chiarito March 20 - June 13 | Xicana: Spiritual Reflections/Reflexiones Espirituales June 17 - September 19 | Flights of Fancy New York by Livia C. Stein June 19 - September 19 | Erin Goodwin Guerrero: Caught Between Heaven and Earth June 26 - September 19 | A Child’s World September 25 - November 28 | Stan Welsh: On Land - On Water October 2 - December 5 | David Middlebrook December 4 - February 27 | Sweet Obsession Lynn Powers: Twenty Year Survey December 11 - February 20 | Heidi Burckner: Chimerical Creatures and Other Curiosities December 11 - Marchch 6 | Statewide Watercolor Competition and Exhibition




2012 Exhibition


February11 - April 22 | Photography Competition and Exhibition February25 - May 2 | Collecting Large: Selections from the Permanent Collection February 25 - May 2 | Silvia Poloto April 28 - Julyy 8 | Roberta Loach May 12 - Julyy 15 | San Jose State University Graduate Show May 19 - Julyy 15 | California Society of Printmakers May 5 - June 3 Arts | Connect Julyy 21 - September 9 | Poetics of Disposability Julyy 28 - September 16 | Harry Powers: From the Inward Eye Julyy 28 - September 23 | David Stonesifer: My Point of View September 22 - November 18 | Maxime Solomon: From Void to a Dream September 29 - November 25 | Splintering Humanity: Religious Extremism in Defiance of a Global Community September 29 - Nov 11 | Cuong Nguyen November 28 - January 27 | Donna Cehrs: Portraits, New York December8 - February3 | Watercolor Competition November 24 - February 3 | Karen Frey: Alchemist




2013 Exhibition


February 16 - April14 | Domenic Cretara: 20 Years of Painting and Drawing February9 - April 7 | Echos of Islam May 4 - July 7 | Patrick Surgalski April 24 - June 23 | Photo Competition & Exhibition April 24 - June 23 | Clark Gussin July 6 - September 1 | Salvatore Pecoraro July 20 - September 8 | West Valley and Mission College Art Faculty Exhibition September 21 - November 24 | Consuelo Underwood: Welcome to Flower - Landia September 14 - November 17 | Spiral: Art of the Street September 10 - December 1 | Yori Seegar: Reliquary December 7 - January 26 | Kay Russel: Recollections December 7 - January 26 | San Jose State University Centennial Exhibition December 7 - January26 | Statewide Painting Competition and Exhibition




2014 Exhibition


February 1 - May 4 | Katherine Meyer: Territories of Experience February 15 - April 18 | Beverly Rayner: Museum of Mesmerism Psychic February 15 - April 13 | Contemporary Heritage: Selections from the Permanent Collection April 29 - August 3 | Imagine May 10 - August 10 | Lucas Blok: Paintings August 16 - November 16 | Ron Dell’Aquila: Photography August 16 - November 16 | Salma Arastu: Celebration of Calligraphy August 23 - November 23 | Karim Alwali: The Civilization Code November 23 - February 14 | Holy Van Hart: Possibilities Abound December 6 - February 8 | Salon at the Triton: A 2D Art Competition & Exhibition




2015 Exhibition


February 14 - March 29 | Kathryn Arnold: The Impact of Language February 21 - April 19 | Charles Eckhart: A 46 Year Retrospective The Space Between February 21 - March 29 | McEwen Crawford: Metamorphosis April 4 - May 3 | Triton at 50 May 8 - July 5 | Ron Guzman: Current Images Calling on Stories and Legend May 16 - Julyy 12 | 50 and Looking Forward July 11 - September13 | Vern Trindade: Vistas and Dreams Julyy 18 - September 13 | Barry Masteller: Abstractions - Bridges and Echoes September 26 - November 15 | Yao - Pi Hsu: Life.Water September 26 - January 3 | What Triton Means to Me September 19 - January 3 | Christopher Winfield: A Subtle Edge November 21 - December 27 | Life in the City: Selections from the Permanent Collection November 14 - December 27 | Menagerie 2: Selections from the Permanent Collection




2016 Exhibition


January 18 - April 3 | Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame February 20 - April 17 | Dynamic Gesture: Action Painting in the 21st Century April16 - May 29 | Salon at the Triton: 2016 Statewide 2D Competition April23 - June 5 | Susan Manchester: A Contemporary Lineage April30 - June 1 | Tableau: Still Lifes from the Permanent Collection June 4 - August 21 | David Ligare: Primary Structure June 11 - August 14 | David Ligare: California Classicist June 4 - August 14 | Lorraine Lawson August 20 - October 30 | Pancho Jimenez August 20 - October 23 | Susan Parker August 27 - November 6 | Elaine Heron: Photography September 16 - October 30 | Wendy Red Star: Let Them Have Their Voice November 12 - February 3 | Stephanie Lam: Thespians November 12 - February 5 | Symbiotic Ecologies: The Eclectic Visual Collection of Katherine Levin - Lau




2017 Exhibition


February 11 - May 7 | Doug Glovaski February 25 - May 7 | Bil Gould March 11 - April 23 | Salon at the Triton: Statewide 2D Competition May 13 - Aug 13 | Suhas Bhujbal May 13 - July 30 | Ray Ashley Collection May 13 - Aug 6 | ArtsAbled: Seeing the Unseen May 20 - August 13 | Ketra Oberlander August 19 - October 29 | Dorothea Lange August 19 - November 5 | Cuong Nguyen August 19 - October 29 | ArtsAbled: What Barriers August 12 - October 29 | Julyie Hughes November 11 - NO_DATE | Viva Paredes November 11 - NO_DATE | Veteran’s November 11 - NO_DATE | Salon at the Triton




2018 Exhibition


August 4 - October 28 | Michael Shemchuck: Paper Trails August 11 - October 21 | Illusory Abstractions: Recent Acquisitions August 11 - October 21 | Miguel Machuca: Drawing Light from Darkness August 18 - October 28 | Alimentos: Glass Works by Viviana Paredes October 27 - January 27 | Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo





Upcoming Exhibitions

2020 Exhibition


February 8 - October 18 | Renee Billingslea: Ten Japanese - American Concentration Camps February 1 - October 11 | Jeff Alan West: Spellings of Gravitas February 1 - May 10 | Fan Lee Warren: Shifting Messages February 8 - April 19 | Enrique Chagoya: Aliens




2019 Exhibition


January 26 - April 14 | Going Places: Drawings by Ric Ambrose February 2 - April 21 | Mark Eanes: The Passionate Spectator February 9 - April 21 | Contemporary Traces on Native Land April 20 - August 11 | Ruth Tunstall Grant May 11 - August 11 | Sanaz Mazinani: Dark Bright May 11 - August 18 | Kathryn Metz: From the Center to the Edges August 17 - October 27 | Selections from the Permanent Collection: Photography August 31 - November 3 | Expressions of Divinity August 31 - November 3 | Hector Dio Mendoza: WHITE WILDERNESS/MALEZA BLANCA November 16 - January 26 | Deborah Oropallo: Flight November 16 - January 26 | Na Omi Judy Shintani: Dream Refuge for Children Imprisoned November 17 | Reception




2011 Exhibition


March 5 - May 8 | Squeak Carnwath March 5 - May 15 | Stanley Goldstein February 26 - April 24 | Selections from the Permanent Collection May 21 - Julyy 24 | Lou Bermingham: Ancient Dreams for New Realities May 21 - Julyy 20 A | Transcendent Land: Non - Traditional Landscapes May 14 - Julyy 10 | Mirang Wonne: Fire Strokes Julyy 30 - September 18 | David Ogle: Sculptures Julyy 30 - September 11 | Atmospheric Firings Julyy 23 - September 11 | Diane Kreiter September 24 - November 27 | Kenjilo Nanao - Pacific Paintings: 1986 - 2011 September 24 - November 20 | Jamie Brunson: Indra’s Net September 17 - November 27 | Loaded: The Art of Heather Wilcoxon December 3 - February 12 | Eve Page Mathias December 10 - February12 2011 | Statewide Painting Competition and Exhibition




2010 Exhibition


March 13 - June 6 | Robert Chiarito March 20 - June 13 | Xicana: Spiritual Reflections/Reflexiones Espirituales June 17 - September 19 | Flights of Fancy New York by Livia C. Stein June 19 - September 19 | Erin Goodwin Guerrero: Caught Between Heaven and Earth June 26 - September 19 | A Child’s World September 25 - November 28 | Stan Welsh: On Land - On Water October 2 - December 5 | David Middlebrook December 4 - February 27 | Sweet Obsession Lynn Powers: Twenty Year Survey December 11 - February 20 | Heidi Burckner: Chimerical Creatures and Other Curiosities December 11 - Marchch 6 | Statewide Watercolor Competition and Exhibition




2012 Exhibition


February11 - April 22 | Photography Competition and Exhibition February25 - May 2 | Collecting Large: Selections from the Permanent Collection February 25 - May 2 | Silvia Poloto April 28 - Julyy 8 | Roberta Loach May 12 - Julyy 15 | San Jose State University Graduate Show May 19 - Julyy 15 | California Society of Printmakers May 5 - June 3 Arts | Connect Julyy 21 - September 9 | Poetics of Disposability Julyy 28 - September 16 | Harry Powers: From the Inward Eye Julyy 28 - September 23 | David Stonesifer: My Point of View September 22 - November 18 | Maxime Solomon: From Void to a Dream September 29 - November 25 | Splintering Humanity: Religious Extremism in Defiance of a Global Community September 29 - Nov 11 | Cuong Nguyen November 28 - January 27 | Donna Cehrs: Portraits, New York December8 - February3 | Watercolor Competition November 24 - February 3 | Karen Frey: Alchemist




2013 Exhibition


February 16 - April14 | Domenic Cretara: 20 Years of Painting and Drawing February9 - April 7 | Echos of Islam May 4 - July 7 | Patrick Surgalski April 24 - June 23 | Photo Competition & Exhibition April 24 - June 23 | Clark Gussin July 6 - September 1 | Salvatore Pecoraro July 20 - September 8 | West Valley and Mission College Art Faculty Exhibition September 21 - November 24 | Consuelo Underwood: Welcome to Flower - Landia September 14 - November 17 | Spiral: Art of the Street September 10 - December 1 | Yori Seegar: Reliquary December 7 - January 26 | Kay Russel: Recollections December 7 - January 26 | San Jose State University Centennial Exhibition December 7 - January26 | Statewide Painting Competition and Exhibition




2014 Exhibition


February 1 - May 4 | Katherine Meyer: Territories of Experience February 15 - April 18 | Beverly Rayner: Museum of Mesmerism Psychic February 15 - April 13 | Contemporary Heritage: Selections from the Permanent Collection April 29 - August 3 | Imagine May 10 - August 10 | Lucas Blok: Paintings August 16 - November 16 | Ron Dell’Aquila: Photography August 16 - November 16 | Salma Arastu: Celebration of Calligraphy August 23 - November 23 | Karim Alwali: The Civilization Code November 23 - February 14 | Holy Van Hart: Possibilities Abound December 6 - February 8 | Salon at the Triton: A 2D Art Competition & Exhibition




2015 Exhibition


February 14 - March 29 | Kathryn Arnold: The Impact of Language February 21 - April 19 | Charles Eckhart: A 46 Year Retrospective The Space Between February 21 - March 29 | McEwen Crawford: Metamorphosis April 4 - May 3 | Triton at 50 May 8 - July 5 | Ron Guzman: Current Images Calling on Stories and Legend May 16 - Julyy 12 | 50 and Looking Forward July 11 - September13 | Vern Trindade: Vistas and Dreams Julyy 18 - September 13 | Barry Masteller: Abstractions - Bridges and Echoes September 26 - November 15 | Yao - Pi Hsu: Life.Water September 26 - January 3 | What Triton Means to Me September 19 - January 3 | Christopher Winfield: A Subtle Edge November 21 - December 27 | Life in the City: Selections from the Permanent Collection November 14 - December 27 | Menagerie 2: Selections from the Permanent Collection




2016 Exhibition


January 18 - April 3 | Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame February 20 - April 17 | Dynamic Gesture: Action Painting in the 21st Century April16 - May 29 | Salon at the Triton: 2016 Statewide 2D Competition April23 - June 5 | Susan Manchester: A Contemporary Lineage April30 - June 1 | Tableau: Still Lifes from the Permanent Collection June 4 - August 21 | David Ligare: Primary Structure June 11 - August 14 | David Ligare: California Classicist June 4 - August 14 | Lorraine Lawson August 20 - October 30 | Pancho Jimenez August 20 - October 23 | Susan Parker August 27 - November 6 | Elaine Heron: Photography September 16 - October 30 | Wendy Red Star: Let Them Have Their Voice November 12 - February 3 | Stephanie Lam: Thespians November 12 - February 5 | Symbiotic Ecologies: The Eclectic Visual Collection of Katherine Levin - Lau




2017 Exhibition


February 11 - May 7 | Doug Glovaski February 25 - May 7 | Bil Gould March 11 - April 23 | Salon at the Triton: Statewide 2D Competition May 13 - Aug 13 | Suhas Bhujbal May 13 - July 30 | Ray Ashley Collection May 13 - Aug 6 | ArtsAbled: Seeing the Unseen May 20 - August 13 | Ketra Oberlander August 19 - October 29 | Dorothea Lange August 19 - November 5 | Cuong Nguyen August 19 - October 29 | ArtsAbled: What Barriers August 12 - October 29 | Julyie Hughes November 11 - NO_DATE | Viva Paredes November 11 - NO_DATE | Veteran’s November 11 - NO_DATE | Salon at the Triton




2018 Exhibition


August 4 - October 28 | Michael Shemchuck: Paper Trails August 11 - October 21 | Illusory Abstractions: Recent Acquisitions August 11 - October 21 | Miguel Machuca: Drawing Light from Darkness August 18 - October 28 | Alimentos: Glass Works by Viviana Paredes October 27 - January 27 | Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo





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