The zodiac signs as San Jose museums and galleries

Three pairs of cowboy boots sit in front of four drawings of a kid in a cowboy hat.

Jose Villalobos’ art in the “Deconstructing to Rebuild” exhibit.

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In San Jose, we’re blessed to have many creative spaces for our equally creative population.

Today, you are the muse for our next reading. We’re letting the stars guide your next sojourn to a San Jose gallery or museum — here’s our best guess as to each spot’s astrological sign.

Independent, bold, and courageous are traits that describe you — as well as the art displayed in this gallery. Unsuspecting on the outside, but fiery within, this gallery will surprise you with some of its cutting-edge exhibits like “because” by Jeremiah Maddock on display until Mon., Dec. 12.

♉ Taurus (April 20-May 20): MACLA

This gallery’s mission of using art as a catalyst for social change reflects your practical + creative personality. Challenge your traditionalist energy at its “Deconstructing to Rebuild” exhibition on display until Sun., Nov. 13.

A man in a large model of a mouth.

Fuel your inner child at the Children’s Discovery Museum.

Photo via @lauriemilko

♊ Gemini (May 21-June 19): Children’s Discovery Museum

Your playful + curious personality will have a blast at this museum, where you can let your imagination run wild. Don’t feel like you have to sit still here, as there are many hands-on activities to keep your youthful nature entertained.

♋ Cancer (June 22-July 22): Works/San José

This nonprofit, volunteer-run gallery serves as a welcoming space for art, forums, and performances — much like how you like to be a safe space for others. Your nurturing self is reflected in its dedication to inviting the community to always contribute to its dynamic gallery.

♌ Leo (July 23-August 22): Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

Channel your inner lion at this museum that boasts the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts in western North America — which is big + bold, just like you. See how felines were praised at its upcoming “Cats of Ancient Egypt” talk on Sat., Oct. 29.

A museum exhibit with hanging quilts featuring both traditional and modern designs.

San Jose — where love is just a quilt’s length away...

Photo courtesy of Team San Jose

♍ Virgo (August 23-September 22): San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

As one of the most analytical + detailed of signs, you’ll find yourself enthralled by this museum’s intricate fibers. Listen to artists speak to your curiosities at its upcoming textile talk on Wed., Oct. 26 at 2 p.m.

♎ Libra (September 23-October 22): The Tech Interactive

You excel in creativity + arts — and with your intellectual curiosity, The Tech is where you’ll find yourself at home. There’s so much to learn around every corner, that each exhibit will fuel your desire for mental stimulation.

♏ Scorpio (October 23-November 21): 1Culture

This new gallery shares its fierce loyalty with you, dear Scorpio. Its opening show displayed work from artists who were committed to its mission from “Day 1.” You’ll find your passionate nature reflected in the owner’s drive to uplift up-and-coming artists.

♐ Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose

Your adventurous nature and resistance to conformity make you a perfect fit at ICA. Each exhibition begs you to engage, and be speculative + open-minded about complex ideas — like its current “The Time and Space of Now” exhibit on display until Feb. 26, 2023.

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The San Jose Museum of Art is a Downtown staple.

Photo by SJtoday staff

♑ Capricorn (December 22-January 19): San Jose Museum of Art

What is a Capricorn, if not a leader? Like you, SJMA is a leader in the showcase of modern + contemporary art within the Bay Area. You can see your hardworking nature reflected in its full calendar of community events.

♒ Aquarius (January 20-February 18): History Park

This large museum park devotes itself to re-imagining the old into something fun + relevant. Original in its approach to a museum, it emulates your inventive and idealistic personality. Who knows, you might find yourself offering help on History San José's next large project...

Like the gallery’s founder, Bruni Sablan, you’re imaginative, introspective, and above all, a go-getter. Bruni has had 50+ one-woman shows to date, and ties in a highly-spiritualistic aspect to her art — a very prominent trait of yours, dear Pisces.

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