In celebration of its fiftieth anniversary, the San José Museum of Art (SJMA) developed the digital publication 50X50: Stories of Visionary Artists from the Collection, highlighting fifty artists whose work has entered the permanent collection. This publication shows the Museum’s support of artists as visionary thinkers and helps transform SJMA into a museum for the twenty-first century.
50X50: Stories of Visionary Artists from the Collection provides free worldwide access to a selection of multimedia materials that describe the lifelong work of SJMA’s modern and contemporary artists. Documentation of artworks, exhibitions, and studios engages readers in their professional as well as everyday lives, their ideas, and their creative processes.
This open-access publication is available for free online and in multiple formats for download, including PDF and EPUB.
50X50 Project Advisors
Greg Albers, digital publications manager, J. Paul Getty Trust
Jill Sterrett, interim director, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, and former assistant director for collections, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Peter Samis, associate curator of interpretation, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Maja Thomas, chief innovation officer, Hachette Livre and Hachette Book Group USA
50X50: Stories of Visionary Artists from the Collection. San José, CA: San José Museum of Art, 2020.
50X50: Stories of Visionary Artists from the Collection. San José Museum of Art, 2020.
- June 18, 2020: Preview Edition
- July 31, 2020: Final Edition
© 2020 San José Museum of Art
This publication is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS grant #MA-10-16-0002-16).
Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Lipman Family Foundation, the Richard A. Karp Charitable Foundation, Cheryl and Bruce Kiddoo, Yvonne and Mike Nevens, Peggy and Yogen Dalal, Evelyn and Rick Neely, Rita and Kent Norton, Elizabeth and Byron Ryono, Marge and Ken Nissly, Elaine Cardinale, George Crow in honor of Susan Crow, Toby and Barry Fernald, Tad Freese and Brook Hartzell, Elena Lebedeva and Alvin Smith, Marsha and Jon Witkin, and the SJMA Docent Council Alumni.
Programs at the San José Museum of Art are made possible by generous support from the Museum's Board of Trustees, a Cultural Affairs Grant from the City of San José, the Lipman Family Foundation, Yvonne and Mike Nevens, Facebook Art Department, the Richard A. Karp Charitable Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Adobe, Yellow Chair Foundation, the SJMA Director's Council and Council of 100, the San José Museum of Art Endowment Fund established by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and The William Randolph Hearst Foundation.