San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles


San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles helps promote art, history, and craft of quilts and other textile art work. Culture, age, ethnicity, and gender boundaries are explored through some of the work on display. The museum has exhibits and programs to promote the higher learning the museum is devoted to.

Visitors will find the museum at 520 South First Street in San Jose, California. Admission is $8.00 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and students. Every first Friday of the month is free admission for everyone. Museum and store hours are 10am to 5pm Tuesday through Sunday. On free Friday's museum hours are 8am to 11pm.

There are two types of collections at the museum: permanent and temporary. The permanent collection was started in the 1970s and includes late 19th to early 20th century pieces. This collection has Porcella ethnic textiles, Lucy Hilty Quilt Collection, and several key objectives with a role in the Bay Area based on their artists. The research library contains roughly 500 volumes of history, how to make quilts, and about the exhibits. Each year there are temporary exhibits put on display by local and worldwide artists.

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