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Jennifer and Philip DiNapoli Gallery

The Jennifer and Philip DiNapoli exhibit gallery, named after two prominent Silicon Valley philanthropists, is dedicated community space aimed at hosting educational, cultural, and thought-provoking art exhibits year-round for the San José State University and San José community.

Exhibit proposals have closed for the 2023 calendar year.

For information about the DiNapoli Exhibit Gallery, contact Mariah Ramsour, at


Black Excellence in the Name of Resistance Programming

Art of The African Diaspora Satellite Exhibition

January 17 - February 28, 2023 

Room 113, 1st Floor,

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Opening Reception & Artist Panel: Fri., Jan. 27, 12-2PM. (Program begins at 12:30). 

The Art of The African Diaspora Satellite Exhibition in collaboration with SJPL and SJSU Library is an extension of the Art of the African Diaspora exhibit held in the Richmond Center of Art which presents the work of emerging and established Black artists, introducing them to new audiences. This amazing exhibit features the works of Kelvin Curry, Stephen Bruce and TheArthur Wright.

Art of the African Diaspora is the longest running event of its kind in the Bay Area. It originated from a salon for African American artists known as Colors of Black that was organized in 1989 by artist and professor Marie Johnson Calloway.  Over the next twenty-five years the exhibition ensured increased visibility for African American artists in the Bay Area. In 2018, the Steering Committee, comprised of participating artists, presented the exhibition, and in 2019, renamed the organization Art of the African Diaspora.

Group photo of engineering focused event

Black Engineers Week: Closing the Digital Divide

January 20 - March 2, 2023

2nd Floor, Jennifer & Philip DiNapoli Gallery,

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Exhibit Reception | Jan. 27 | 3-5 p.m. | Rm. 225, SJSU King Library

Register for the opening reception!

Since 2019, Professor Folarin Erogbogbo of the College of Engineering at SJSU has been connecting students and professionals with the purpose of increasing the number of this underrepresented group in Silicon Valley.

By closing the digital divide in Silicon Valley for Black engineers, Black Engineer Week (BEW) aims to bring Black engineers to the forefront and foster connections amongst the engineering community. BEW creates the best pathways to engineering in the Bay Area and globally by bringing together black engineering students and seasoned professionals.

Beethoven's Chamber Music Exhibit

Beethoven’s Chamber Music

January 17 - April 15, 2023 

5th floor, Special Collections Hall Exhibit & Beethoven Center, 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

An exhibit celebrating Beethovan’s chamber music featuring items from the collection of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies.

Curators: Erica Burrman and Particia Stroh

Assisted by: Eric Gjovaag, Dyanne Wong, and Janice Zelaya.

Funded by the SJSU College of Humanities and the Arts.


Upcoming Exhibits

Artwork of bunny with a crown and various colorful media

Past & Present

March 11 - April 27, 2023

2nd Floor, Jennifer & Philip DiNapoli Gallery

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Past & Present artwork by: Force 129 artist & designer from San Jose, CA.

Displaced Childhoods: Children Draw War Not Flowers

May 3 - June 26, 2023

2nd Floor, Jennifer & Philip DiNapoli Gallery

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

“Displaced Childhoods: Children Draw War not Flowers” presents an interactive exhibition of drawings by Ukrainian children ages 4-16. Over 450 drawings are displayed in physical or digital format that were submitted for a children’s art contest administered by the Cherkasy (Ukraine) regional library system in September 2022. The drawings portray images of war through the eyes of children forced to leave their homes and separated from family members due to the current war. These images depict scenes of everyday life interrupted by war and feature symbols of Ukrainian culture, unity and peace. Visitors of all ages have the opportunity to vote for their favorite artwork and write a message to the people and defenders of Ukraine.

26th Annual Art of Remembrance Altar Exhibit

October 2, 2023 - January 7, 2024

Jennifer & Philip DiNapoli Gallery (2nd Floor), AAACNA Studies Center (5th Floor), & Children's Room (1st Floor)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Held annually in the Africana, Asian American, Chicano, and Native American (AAACNA) Studies
Center in partnership with the San José Multicultural Artists Guild and San José Public Library,
this highly anticipated exhibit highlights traditional and contemporary visual arts by local and Bay Area
artists celebrating Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

Virtual Exhibits

Art of Remembrance Exhibit

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