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Pop Up Museum on Her Story

Posted by on March 12, 2013

Another beautiful Pop Up Museum flyer made by Anthony Torrano

Last night we threw a charming Pop Up Museum on “Her Story” to celebrate the women who’ve made an impact on society and in our community. The event took place during Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. Displaying objects from letters to handmade quilts, the museum became a cozy story corner in MAH’s atrium.


The pop up ran in conjunction with LUNAFEST, a traveling short film festival by, for, and about women, which offered an inspiring screening of nine short films.

The other highlight from the night was a historically themed bake sale, in which girls from a local high school baked sweets inspired by famous women in Santa Cruz history. These thematic snacks, which were art pieces in themselves, shared Santa Cruz history in a new, delicious way.

Kate Handley Chocolate Cupcakes were one of the many colorful treats inspired by famous women in Santa Cruz

As we were preparing for this pop up, we experimented with some design elements. Pop Up Museum intern, Katelyn Prevost, came up with the idea of making labels that resembled books. The book shaped labels not only add more dimension, but also remind participants that each object has a story to tell.

book-shaped labels remind participants every object has a story

book-shaped labels remind participants every object has a story

We also painted cardboard boxes white and used them for pedestals. These pedestals were light n’ easy, and overall aesthetically endearing. As we continue to pop, we’ll continue to play with different design elements that can enhance the museum’s atmosphere.

Check out more pictures from the event on flicker.