Story and King: San Jose’s Lowrider Culture Exhibit at Martin Luther King Jr. Library

By on January 18, 2019
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I am so proud to say that there is no doubt that the lowrider culture has played a big part in San Jose’s landscape.  San Jose is where Lowrider Magazine was founded!  Finally an exhibit has arrived.  Story and King:  San Jose’s Lowrider Culture Exhibit has been at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library since December 15th of last year.  Good thing is that it will run till March 31st so you still have time to enjoy it.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Library

150 E San Fernando St
San Jose, CA 95112

Here are the exhibit hours:

  • Monday & Saturday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Special panel events:

Lowrider Culture and Society

  • February 16, 2019 3pm-5pm
  • 2nd Floor, Room 225
  • Panelists:  Arturo Villarreal, Professor, Evergreen Valley College , Denise Sandoval, Professor, Chicana/o Studies, CSU Northridge, Paige Penland, Author of Lowrider: History, Pride, Culture

Low and Slow: The Future of Lowriding in San Jose

  • March 16, 2019 3pm-5pm
  • 2nd Floor, Room 225
  • Panelists:
  • David Polanco, United Lowrider Council of San José’s Presiden, Marcos Sermeno, Impalas Magazine, Maria Herrera, Photographer, Suzanne Lopez, Photographer

Also running is an exhibit displaying the works of professional photographer Suzanne Lopez.  She has photographed countless car shows and events.  She shot for Lowrider Magazine, Streetlow Magazine, Impalas Magazine, and Ranflas Magazine. Her career spans 28 years and counting.


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