The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Thursday, February 23: Open 11am – 5pm
Directions & Admission
The MAH is open during construction. Enter on Cooper Street for your creative community experience.

Your home for the best creative collaborations in Santa Cruz.

Coming up at the MAH

FREE First Friday: Exhibition Opening - We Who Work: Prints & Tapestries by Hung Liu
Friday, March 3rd
Celebrate the opening of a brand new exhibition by Hung Liu alongside live music and an all-ages art activity.

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Where you connect with old friends and make new ones

3rd Friday Festival: Poetry & Book Arts
Friday, March 17th
Dive beneath the printed word at an evening featuring the most impressive poetry and book arts in Santa Cruz County.

Where the kids get their hands dirty and minds ignited

Secret Garden at Abbott Square
Learn about the plans for a new family-friendly green space in Abbott Square, a new creative marketplace brought to you by the MAH. Coming Spring 2017.

Where you make your mark on the community

Top 6 Opportunities at the MAH
Lend a hand. Share your work. Join a community of creative, curious people like you.

Where you explore three floors of interactive art & history

The Chamber of Heart & Mystery
Dive into this imaginarium for all ages.

Where you experience The Participatory Museum

Screaming Hand
Celebrate 30 years of the Screaming Hand in this tribute show to Jim Phillips' international icon from Santa Cruz.