50×50: Stories of Visionary Artists from the Collection

Rina Banerjee, Jim Campbell, Tim Hawkinson, Alan Rath, William T. Wiley

50X50 highlights the strengths of SJMA’s collection, including significant holdings of work by California artists of national and international significance; artwork in new media and emerging fields; art that addresses pressing cultural, political, and social issues; and work by artists who embrace new representational strategies in the digital age.


The format of this publication—SJMA’s first devoted entirely to the permanent collection—brings the stories of fifty artists to life in a free, virtual resource that demonstrates the Museum’s commitment to equity and access. It also offers a rich, engaging way to share the depth and diversity of our collection, for it conveys the lives of artists beyond the objects they made through multimedia materials, photographic assets, archival ephemera, and linked citations in addition to incisive art-historical context.

September 1, 2020