On the cultural side
San Jose Museum of Art. The January 1998 Calder Exhibit was fabulous.
Curerntly on exhibit:
> Alternating Currents: American Art
> in the Age of Technology
> October 18, 1997 - October 18, 1998=20
> The exhibition Alternating Currents: American Art
> in the Age of Technology is the third in a series of
> four exhibitions resulting from SJMA=92s landmark
> collection-sharing collaboration with the Whitney
> Museum of American Art.
> Face to Face, A Site-Specific Installation
> by Patrick Dougherty
> January 10, 1998 - January 1999=20
> Dougherty, an internationally recognized artist
> known for his temporary installations, has woven
> a 26-foot-tall sculpture from two tons of willow
> Jim Campbell: Reactive Works
> June 13 - September 6, 1998=20
> Incorporating custom electronics, ultrasonic
> sensors, and video cameras into his art, Campbell
> blends human and computer memory in both
> large- and small-scale works that are at once
> technically impressive and emotionally engaging.
> In Over Our Heads: The Image of Water
> in Contemporary Art
> June 13 - September 20, 1998
> Water as an essential element for sustaining life is
> a subject that has caught the attention of artists
> for centuries. This exhibition is comprised of
> contemporary works of art that depict oceans,
> lakes, and other bodies of water.
On the epicurean side
...the walnut shrimp [I know, but it only *sounds* vile] at Pagoda [The
Fairmont]. A sensual contrast of succulent shrimp with carmelized walnuts.
Not at all seemingly Chinese, but with such explosive flavor, who cares.
...the vanilla gelato at Il Fornaio [Hyatt Sainte Claire]. Don't let them=
away with giving you 3 different flavors in the same dish. Order only
All three are within a 2-minute walk of each other. Go.
John M. Klassa wrote:
> So is there anything one shouldn't miss while in San Jose...?
> John Klassa / Alcatel Telecom / Raleigh, NC, USA <><