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September 2016

Painting the Town: The Work of Rey Giese (Exhibit)

September 4, 2016 - July 30, 2017
Arbuckle Gallery at the Pacific Hotel, 635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Ray Giese apprentice sign

Painting the Town: The Work of Rey Giese highlights acclaimed local sign painter Rey Giese. Born in San Jose, Giese created his own sign painting business from the ground up starting in 1935. Over the course of his career he hand-painted more than 20,000 signs in the Bay Area. Among his clients were local businesses, public organizations and political campaigns. His career spanned more than 75 years and this large collection of his work represents some of San Jose's long…

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November 2016

This IS San Jose Juried Photography Exhibition

November 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am - March 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
San Jose City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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This IS San Jose Exhibit

This IS San Jose is an exhibition of 50 photographs by San Jose residents from throughout the city's 10 council districts. It will be on display in the San Jose City Hall Rotunda from October 27, 2016 through March 2017, during City Hall opening hours. (Photo credit: Sal Pizarro/Bay Area News Group) Presented by History San José, This IS San Jose is the culmination of a city-wide juried photography exhibition. Photographers of all skill levels were invited to submit images…

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March 2017

Fashion to Die For: A Shopper’s Dilemma — VIP & Members Exhibit Opening Reception

March 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Tightening a corset stereograph

HSJ Members and special guests are invited to the opening of our newest exhibit at the Leonard & David McKay Gallery at the Pasetta House, History Park Featuring selections from History San José’s extensive textile collection, this exhibit explores the fashion industry, and its unintended consequences and victims, with a particular focus on San Jose. The rise of commercial shopping is documented, from the 19th century woolen mills, to downtown department stores, and the burgeoning shopping centers on the outskirts…

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