NOTE: Beginning October 3, masks are no longer required but are still recommended indoors

Library's Hours:
Wed 10/05 8am - 12am


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.

Calling All Bay Area Artists/Curators!

Are you interested in exhibiting your works of art at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library DiNapoli Gallery (second floor) located in San José, CA?


Due: October 2, 2022

Please note: Proposals are for the 2023 calendar year. 

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


Current Exhibits

Art of Remembrance Exhibit

25th Annual Art of Remembrance Altar Exhibit

October 10 – November 4, 2022

AAACNA Studies Center, 5th Floor & Children's Room, 1st Floor

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  King 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 will be returning in person on the fifth floor and the first floor Children's Room – highlighting traditional and contemporary visual arts by local and Bay Area artists celebrating Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). 

Visit the main website for more information about exhibit programming and more. 



Face the Race Exhibit

Face the Race: Symbolisms and Metaphors

October 18 - November 3, 2022

2nd Floor, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

"FACE the RACE: Symbolisms and Metaphors" is an international art exhibit which is derived from the title of the book recently completed. Its sub-title "Symbolisms and Metaphors" is synonymous to the anthologies of narratives of the book whereby the objective of sharing and interpreting experiences from COVID-19 pandemic is expressed.

Just the same way, it will highlight the peoples' emotional catharsis as it captures all the events from multiple viewpoints. This exhibit will feature some of the masks done by the participants in the book. However, paintings will likewise be showcased to compensate and strengthen the concept of the theme in the exhibit. The painting will portray any subject and style that will "express emotions" representing the experience in COVID-19 pandemic where the narratives of the paintings will explain the idea.


Virtual Exhibits

Art of Remembrance Exhibit

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