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2022-23 Restoration and Revitalization Initiative – Report to our community

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, the Museum accomplished much over the last two-years. Here are the highlights.

  • Developed and implemented exciting new arts and culture programming
    • Established an Artist-in-Residence program in the LeRoy Neiman Art Studio where artists design activities for visitor engagement and also practice their own art for visitors to experience
    • Restored the weekly summer “Fun in the Sun” music series in the Cadence Amphitheatre, which was fully renovated with seating expanded to accommodate over 250 audience members and new state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment.
    • Returned to the original format for the Children’s Cultural Festival Series events, using all Museum spaces to host activities and engage visitors in cultural exploration through music, visual arts, performances, food, immersive settings/objects and traditional crafts.
  • Expanded in-person programming with priority community partners and audiences
    • Held ongoing visual workshops with the families of Educare Preschool in East San Jose.
    • Hosted parenting workshops and fieldtrips with ICAN, which serves primarily new immigrant Vietnamese families.
    • Re-established our Play Your Way special events for autistic children and their families.
    • Initiated a new program focused on early literacy through the performing arts within Somos Mayfair.
  • Hosted 4 changing exhibits in the West Wing Temporary Exhibit gallery:
    • Spring, 2022: AlegreMENTE | Happy Brain
    • Summer/Fall, 2022: Potter the Otter, a Traveling Exhibit
    • Winter/Spring, 2023: Thomas the Train
    • Summer, 2023 to February 4, 2024: Voyage to Vietnam
  • Prototyped 2 new Children’s Cultural Festival Series celebrations, Juneteenth and Nowruz
    • For the pilot Juneteenth event, we partnered with the Silicon Valley African-American Film Festival to showcase award-winning films by African American filmmakers and also a performing arts workshop that engaged children in the art of drumming.
    • Introduced the celebration of Nowruz, the Persian New Year. Hosted on the weekend closest to the equinox, a group of Persian Cultural Ambassadors helped us craft a day-long event honoring the secular holiday with deeply-rooted traditions dating back nearly 3,000 years.

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