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March 12, 2022 | 11:00 am

Painting by Christina Quarles
11am PT

Join San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA) Oshman Executive Director Sayre Batton, and Senior Curator Lauren Schell Dickens, for a special in-person tour of Our whole, unruly selves, an exhibition that celebrates the boundlessness of human beings through an exploration of artistic figuration. After the tour, enjoy an outdoor catered lunch at SJMA’s El Cafecito. Afterwards, we will head down the street to Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA) for the closing weekend of Beyond the Diaspora. Maryela Perez, MACLA Curator and Program Manager, will lead us through this exhibition showcasing the African diaspora in Latinx culture through an exploration of both visual and performance art.


  • ArtTable Members – $35
  • Members may bring a guest for an additional $45

Your ticket includes lunch at El Cafecito at SJMA and tours at both museums.

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San Jose Museum of Art

  • SJMA requires proof of full vaccination + booster shots for all eligible visitors—5 years and older, or proof of a negative test from a medical provider or laboratory within 72 hours of visiting the Museum.*Please note that being fully vaccinated means that the final dose of the visitor's vaccine was administered at least 14 days prior to the date of visit. A negative COVID-19 test must be from a medical provider or laboratory. Antigen Tests ​must be conducted within 24 hours; PCR tests must be conducted within 72 hours.
  • Masks are required for all visitors 2 years of age and older. Following the CDC’s recommendations, SJMA suggests using an N95, KN95, KF94, surgical or cloth mask with at least 2–3 layers of fabric. Cloth masks with only one layer, bandanas, and neck gaiters are not permitted.

San Jose Museum of Art

General Information on Physical Access at SJMA

  • Wheelchair accessible, with an elevator connecting all three floors. A wheelchair ramp lines the front of the building at the Admissions Front desk.
  • Wheelchairs, seat canes (walking stick and cane), and strollers are available for loan at the information desk.
  • Accessible restrooms are located on the lower level.
  • The Museum does not have a parking facility; however, there is one accessible parking spot on Market Street, near the Museum’s main entrance. A disabled parking placard is required.
  • Manual and motorized wheelchairs, walkers, canes, service animals on a leash, and other assistive devices are always permitted in the galleries.
  • Benches are available in most galleries. Additionally, gallery stools are available for loan in the galleries. These portable, lightweight stools have a handle and can be easily carried throughout the galleries. Please request with a Museum Experience Rep gallery staff.

Services for Visitors who are Deaf

  • Public gallery tours and lectures can be interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL) for deaf visitors and will be booked upon request. Please provide three weeks’ advance notice for this free service. Arrangements for signed tours can be made with the Education Program Coordinator by phone 408.291.5393 (voice) or email:

Services for Visitors who are Blind or Visually Impaired

  • Exhibition labels in large format print are available at the Admissions Front desk.
  • Visual Aid Device/Tools (Magnifying glass) are available upon request.

Please email to request additional accommodations.



SJMA is located at 110 South Market Street, San José, CA.

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MACLA is located at 510 South 1st Street, San Jose CA.

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About the speakers

Headshot of Lauren Schell DickensLauren Schell Dickens is Senior Curator at San Jose Museum of Art. Dickens has spearheaded several major exhibitions of note since joining SJMA in 2016, including With Drawn Arms: Glenn Kaino and Tommie Smith; Woody De Othello: Breathing Room, the Bay Area Artist’s first museum exhibition; Rina Batterjee: Make Me a Summary of the World; Undersoul: Jay DeFeo; and Diana Al-Hadid: Liquid City. Dickens holds a BA in American Studies from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, and an MA in Modern Art: Critical Studies from Columbia University, New York. She was born in San José and grew up in Sonoma County.

Headshot of Maryela PerezMaryela Perez is Curator and Program Manager at MACLA. A practicing visual artist, curator and DJ, Maryela joined MACLA in 2019 as the Visual Arts Engagement Coordinator and serves as the lead for exhibitions and related programming. She earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and is active in the local arts community. Maryela has 5 years of experience planning, organizing, and hosting local arts events in San Jose and curating visual and performing arts shows in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Images: Christina Quarles, I Think Yew’ve Made Yer Point Now, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 55 × 86 × 2 inches. © Christina Quarles. Photography: Evan Bedford, courtesy of the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Pilar Corrias, London; Headshot of Lauren Schell Dickens by Gary Sexton Photography

Thank you to ArtTable member Christa Cesario for organizing this program.


March 12, 2022
11:00 am
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San Jose Museum of Art

110 Market Street
San Jose, California 95113 United States
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