The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Tuesday, July 26: Open 11am – 5pm
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Your home for the best creative collaborations in Santa Cruz.

Coming up at the MAH

Free First Friday: Screaming Hand Exhibition Opening
Friday, August 5th
Celebrate the opening of Screaming Hand, an iconic part of Santa Cruz County youth and skate culture.

Where you connect with old friends and make new ones

3rd Friday Festival: Bodies
Friday, August 19th
Explore the wonders of our body through healing methods, gender politics, massage, yoga, disease, dance, and more.

Where the kids get their hands dirty and minds ignited

First Fridays
Dive into a hands-on, all-ages art activity every Free First Friday of the month-- along with exhibitions, live music and a bar.

Where you make your mark on the community

Collaborate at a 3rd Friday Festival
Share your work in a hands-on workshop, demonstration or peformance at an upcoming 3rd Friday festival.

Where you explore three floors of interactive art & history

Art Works
Take a step into a practicing artist’s studio. Create work with puppetmakers, composers, embroiderers, and nestbuilders.

Where you experience The Participatory Museum

To Tell You Who I Am
Pick apart the pieces of your identity in this explorative exhibition by Oakland illustrator Iris Gottlieb.