This exhibition highlights the generous 2015 donation of twelve important works to SJMA’s collection by J. Michael Bewley, an employment lawyer in San José committed to combatting social injustices in the workplace.

Alongside selections from his personal collection, the exhibition celebrates Bewley’s gift to the museum and the progressive ethos of his collecting vision. Arresting human forms and potent expressions of identity unite paintings, prints, sculptures, and textiles.

The exhibition includes works by Robert Arneson, Sadie Barnette, Squeak Carnwath, Enrique Chagoya, Dorothy Cross, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Lesley Dill, Marlene Dumas, George Grosz, Wangechi Mutu, Chris Ofili, Tino Rodriguez, Alison Saar, Mickalene Thomas, and Kara Walker.