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South Asians in Silicon Valley

The South Asians in Silicon Valley program's goal is to record the South Asian experience in Silicon Valley, share it with our Bay Area communities, and preserve these rich histories for generations to come. 


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Alcario and Carmen Castellano Family Collections

The Alcario and Carmen Castellano Family Collections consist of physical and digital videos, photographs, and papers that document the Castellano Family Foundation as well as the Mexican-American community around the Bay Area. 

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Upcoming Exhibits

Musical Instruments of South Asia

July 2 - August 29, 2024
2nd Floor, DiNapoli Gallery,
Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Library

The organizers of South Asians in Silicon Valley will host an exhibit exploring the wide variety of musical instruments of South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), through paintings and photographs. Accompanying audio clips will bring the sounds of South Asia come alive.

Find out about the ‘rubab’ from Afghanistan and its probable descendant, the ‘sarod’ of India. Many of these instruments are cultivated by the South Asian diaspora in Silicon Valley. The month-long ‘Musical Instruments of South Asia’ exhibit will culminate with a half-day music program, "Sounds of South Asia," on the second floor of the library where local musicians will demonstrate vocal and instrumental music traditions.

Endangered Places in an Urban Setting

September 4 - October 31, 2024
2nd Floor, DiNapoli Gallery,
Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Library

Gabriel Ibarra will showcase color and black and white photographs from around the San José area highlighting what they call "endangered buildings and sites" from around the area. The photographs will include various landmarks and signs from across San José that hold historical and architectural significance.

Gabriel Ibarra is a local photographer who has photographed the Bay Area for over 30 years.

Begin Again

November 5, 2024 - January 5, 2025
2nd Floor, DiNapoli Gallery,
Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Library

Everyday, we begin again.  Yet all beginnings are not equal.  We emerge from a pandemic differently than we do from a break up, we step into revelations about the self differently than we step into our cars to go to work each day.  The impact of change varies, but the process is strangely similar—release, anger, grief, discovery, and the awkward joy that’s possible in the new.

Begin Again, is a series of mixed media works that draw from a period in my life that was chock full of change.  In eight years I’ve understood myself as a physical being, left a career that was killing me, started a career that brings me joy, received my autism diagnosis, weathered a pandemic, stepped into my gender expression, and that’s just the ‘big stuff'.  I needed a visual language full of shocking color, movement, and texture to express the immediacy and complexity--both personal and utterly universal--of these times.

As you walk through the DiNapoli Gallery, I hope you’ll engage with your own feelings about change.  Where are you ready to let something go and where are you ready to begin again?

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Questions about the DiNapoli Exhibit Gallery?

Located on the second floor of King Library, the Jennifer and Philip DiNapoli exhibit gallery is a 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 for the 2025 calendar year (Jan. 2025 - Dec. 2025) are open. 


For information about the DiNapoli Exhibit Gallery (second floor), contact Mariah Ramsour, at