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Art: Museums
"African Art in Context" - Ongoing. Cantor Arts Center, Palm Drive and Museum Way, Stanford University (The Peninsula), 650.723.4177, www.stanford.edu/dept/ccva, Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm, Thu, 11am-8pm.
"Catch the Big-Wave at Maverick's" - An exhibit dedicated to the big waves surfers ride off the coast of San Mateo County. Ongoing. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City (The Peninsula), 650.299.0104, Tue-Sun, 10am-4pm.
Closed for expansion - Call or visit www.jamsj.org for information about educational programs, lectures and other special events. Japanese American Museum of San Jose, 535 N. Fifth St, San Jose (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 408.294.3138, www.jamsj.org.
"Contemporary Glass" - From the Jane and Leland Stanford collection. Ongoing. Cantor Arts Center, Palm Drive and Museum Way, Stanford University (The Peninsula), 650.723.4177, www.stanford.edu/dept/ccva, Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm, Thu, 11am-8pm.
"The Crown of the Peninsula" - Exhibit depicts the uses of local land and its inhabitants over time. Ongoing. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Rd, Los Altos (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 650.948.9427, Thu-Sun, noon-4pm.
Displaying a range of artifacts and displays related to the history of computers, dating back to 1939 - Ongoing. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 650.810.1010, Wed-Fri, noon-4pm, Sat, 11am-5pm and Sun, noon-4pm.
Egyptian historical artifacts and displays - Ongoing. Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, 1342 Naglee Ave at Park Ave, San Jose (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 408.947.3636, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm and Sat-Sun, 11am-6pm.
"Firefighters of the Past: Building Community" - Learn about Campbell's early firefighters and their legacy. Ongoing. Campbell Historical Museum, 51 N. Central Ave, Campbell (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 408.866.2119, www.cityofcampbell.com/museum/, Thu-Sun, noon-4pm.
History of Moffett Field - Ongoing. Moffett Field Historical Society Museum, Moffett Field, Mountain View (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 650.603.9827, Wed-Sat, 10am-2pm. Call a day in advance for passes. Picture ID needed.
Homes and businesses from early Santa Clara Valley - Including a hotel with rotating exhibits, art from the McKay Collection of California, trolley restorations and the Paulson House. Ongoing. History Park, 1600 Senter Rd, San Jose (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 408.287.2290, Tue-Sun, noon-5pm.
Learn about locks, keys, locksmithing tools, safes and more through exhibits and hands-on activities - Ongoing. Jehning Family Lock Museum, 175 Castro St, Mountain View (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 650.968.3320, Wed, noon-5pm, Thu, 6-8pm and Sun, 10am-3pm.
"The Life and Legacy of the Stanford Family" - Ongoing. Cantor Arts Center, Palm Drive and Museum Way, Stanford University (The Peninsula), 650.723.4177, www.stanford.edu/dept/ccva, Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm, Thu, 11am-8pm.
"Living Traditions: Arts of the Americas" - Ongoing. Cantor Arts Center, Palm Drive and Museum Way, Stanford University (The Peninsula), 650.723.4177, www.stanford.edu/dept/ccva, Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm, Thu, 11am-8pm.
Local artifacts - Plus the recently restored McWilliams House, originally built in 1860. Ongoing. Free. Saratoga Historical Museum, 20450 Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd, Saratoga (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 408.867.4311, Fri-Sun, 1-4pm.
The museum features exhibits celebrating the history of technology, including a vintage kitchen, a print shop and a radio-repair shop - Ongoing. MOAH Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave, Palo Alto (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 650.321.1004, Fri-Sun, 11am-4pm.
The museum hosts a variety of cutting-edge, hands-on exhibits about genetics, the human body, medicine, robots, virtual design, microchips, Earth, the universe and more. - Ongoing. Tech Museum, 201 S. Market St, San Jose (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 408.294.TECH, www.thetech.org, Mon-Wed, 9am-5pm and Thu-Sun, 9am-8pm.
The museum hosts a variety of ongoing, hands-on exhibits for kids - Children's Discovery Museum, 180 Woz Way, San Jose (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 408.298.5437, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm and Sun, noon-5pm.
Music and Drama exhibit - The history of the Gaslighter Theater, band and drama groups of Campbell Union High School and the more recent history of the Heritage Theatre told through photographs and artifacts. Ongoing. Campbell Historical Museum, 51 N. Central Ave, Campbell (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 408.866.2119, www.cityofcampbell.com/museum/, Thu-Sun, noon-4pm.
"A New 19th Century: The Mondavi Family Gallery Reinstalled" - Ongoing. Cantor Arts Center, Palm Drive and Museum Way, Stanford University (The Peninsula), 650.723.4177, www.stanford.edu/dept/ccva, Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm, Thu, 11am-8pm.
Ongoing displays featuring California's contribution to flying history - Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos Airport, 601 Skyway Rd, San Carlos (The Peninsula), 650.654.0200.
A re-creation of a Victorian parlor in the museum's "home life" area, showing the utilitarian side of art - Ongoing. Campbell Historical Museum, 51 N. Central Ave, Campbell (South Bay/Silicon Valley), 408.866.2119, www.cityofcampbell.com/museum/, Thu-Sun, noon-4pm.
"Rodin! The Complete Stanford Collection" - Ongoing. Cantor Arts Center, Palm Drive and Museum Way, Stanford University (The Peninsula), 650.723.4177, www.stanford.edu/dept/ccva, Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm, Thu, 11am-8pm.
"San Mateo County History Makers: Entrepreneurs Who Changed the World" - Includes the interactive exhibit "San Mateo County Entrepreneurs' Hall of Fame." Ongoing. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City (The Peninsula), 650.299.0104, Tue-Sun, 10am-4pm.
"Stone River" - An outdoor environmental installation by Andy Goldsworthy. Ongoing. Cantor Arts Center, Palm Drive and Museum Way, Stanford University (The Peninsula), 650.723.4177, www.stanford.edu/dept/ccva, Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm, Thu, 11am-8pm.
Various exhibits related to the history of San Mateo County - Ongoing. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City (The Peninsula), 650.299.0104, Tue-Sun, 10am-4pm.
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