collage of nine murals with multiple colors each in its own square

Welcome to Public Art as Resistance in San José, an ongoing project with a series of activities that investigates the history of resistance embedded in downtown San José public art. The research required to create a walking tour, panel of art experts, and community exhibit each act as sites of community dialogue and engagement that can afford agency through art. Check our tours page to join us for our events, tours, and social media contributions!

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This project was made possible with support from the Office of Cultural Affairs & Economic Development, City of San Jose for Spring 2024

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This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities for Spring 2022. Visit Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this tour do not necessarily represent those of California Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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