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Library's Hours:
Tue 09/28 8am - 12am


DiNapoli Gallery

Spirit of Abstraction

Spirit of Abstraction

Artwork by David Lew 

August 13 - October 1, 2021

Jennifer & Philip DiNapoli Gallery, Second Floor

Bay Area artist David Lew presents abstract paintings in bright and pleasant styles. Lew studied traditional art in Shanghai by the end of the Cultural Revolution, a period of turbulence in which all arts were considered a symbol of “bourgeois decadence.” After the turmoil he moved to British-controlled Hong Kong where he enrolled in the art school at Hong Kong University and continued his work until his next move to Germany before settling in California. His art has been exhibited in galleries around the Bay Area. Spirit of Abstraction is sure to delight and educate anyone wanting to experience bold new artwork from a local artist.

Justice for Our Lives

Justice for Our Lives

Original Artwork by Oree Originol  

Hosted by Africana, Asian American, Chicano, and Native American (AAACNA) Studies Center

First Floor Campus-Side Entrance of SJSU King Library

Justice For Our Lives is a digital portrait series of 100 people killed by US law enforcement since the beginning of the 21st century. This project is a visual aide to support the struggle, led primarily by impacted families and activists, against state sponsored terrorism that targets communities of color and other marginalized victims. The graphics are open source templates made available for free download at offering protest art as an accessible tool to gain visibility for these victims through engagement with the community. 

Oree Originol is a visual artist born on September 11, 1984 in Glendale, California. In 2009 he moved to the Bay Area in pursuit of a career as an artist and social activist. Oree created a total 100 black & white portraits that would become the visual backdrop to numerous Black Lives Matter protest in the Bay Area and beyond. His portraits have been reproduced and shared worldwide in public demonstrations, classrooms, museums, and online. In 2016, his project exhibited at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, and in 2020, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC who also own digital copies for their permanent collection. Oree continues to grow in his creative development and have an impact on his community.

A Whole Lotta Frankie

Abstract Drawing of SJSU King Library Building and Frankie McFly's logo

Original Artwork by Frankie “McFly” Loera 

October 4 - November 29, 2021 

Jennifer & Philip DiNapoli Gallery, Second Floor

A special exhibit of drawings, paintings, and other artifacts, old and new, from local San José artist Frankie “Mcfly” Loera.

Virtual Exhibits

Survival Mode: SJSU Responds to Historic Crises

Person holding plant in palm of hands

Survival Mode explores the history of San José State University responding to crises with worldwide impact. Photographs, news clippings, yearbooks, and journals from the SJSU Archives, including contributions to the Spartans Speak on COVID-19 project, will provide one lens for understanding our present moment.

For more information, please contact Carli Lowe, University Archivist at

21 @ 2021 Virtual Exhibit

21 @ 2021 Virtual Exhibit

Explore the "21 @ 2021" Virtual Exhibit! This exhibit features over 60 lanterns with Chinese brush painting in a virtual environment. 

For questions, please contact Kathryn Blackmer Reyes, Director of the Africana, Asian American, Chicano, and Native American Studies Center at

Spartan Quest: Social Justice & Campus Connections


Embark on your Spartan journey by learning about SJSU’s key landmarks and the events that shaped our campus, community, and world.

Interested in assisting or contributing to this ongoing project? Contact Michael Aguilar, Outreach & User Engagement Librarian at

Art of Remembrance Virtual Reality Experience

Papel Picado

Explore the Art of Remembrance Altar Exhibit in virtual reality! This interactive 3D experience will give you an opportunity to learn the meanings and history of this 3,000 year old ritual. This ritual honors the spirit of the dead by welcoming them and celebrating their legacy.

For questions, please contact Lesley Seacrist, Projects and Communications Manager, at

Suffrage and Women's Rights Digital Exhibit

Suffrage and Women's Rights Digital Exhibit

While Silicon Valley is known for its role in leading the technology industry, the South Bay has also led the way in women’s leadership positions in local government and business. This digital exhibit showcases archival materials related to the origins of women’s suffrage in CA and traces these roots through to the present day.

For more information about this exhibit, please contact Kate Steffens, Special Collections Librarian, at

Interested in exhibiting your artwork at the Jennifer and Philip DiNapoli Gallery (Second Floor), please contact the Exhibit Coordinator, Mariah Ramsour, at for details. 

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