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[exhibit] Story and King: San José’s Lowrider Culture

Take a slow ride through the history of lowriding with the cruisers, artists, and thinkers who helped shape it.

OUT OF THE PAST: San José’s Lowrider History
150 E. San Fernando St., San José, CA 95112
1-408-808-2000. Exhibit ends on March 31st  [see below for exhibit hours].



  • So cool to have former and longtime Bay Area DJ Xavier The X-Man® stop by our Lowrider Exhibition at the #CARoom in the King Library.
  • Cruise on over to see how #SJPL is working to preserve our local low riding history. sjpl.org/lowrider



About exhibit:

On display December 15, 2018 through March 31, 2019.



“Story and King: San José’s Lowrider Culture” Exhibit

December 15, 2018 through March 31, 2019
King Library – 5th Floor Special Collections Exhibit Area

The art of lowriding has deep roots in Chicano history and culture. San José was home to a vibrant lowrider scene, centered around the famous east-side intersection of Story and King. The city was also the birthplace of the legendary Lowrider Magazine. Founded by Sonny Madrid and company, this unique publication documented the evolution of cruisin’ and the sociopolitical issues facing contemporary Mexican-American culture.

Join San José Public Library’s California Room and San José State University’s Africana, Asian American, Chicano and Native American Studies Center (AAACNA) as we celebrate San José’s history of lowriding through photographs, film, and other historical memorabilia.

Exhibit hours:

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

Associated with the exhibit:



March 15 2019


Start: 03/15/2019 @ 1:00 pm
End: 03/31/2019 @ 6:00 pm
Cost: FREE
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King Library

50 East San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA United States

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