The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Your home for the best creative collaborations in Santa Cruz.

Coming up at the MAH

Come to a free community event in Abbott Square
With weekly crafting sessions, wellness workshops and live music every friday, there's always something to do in Downtown's new community plaza.

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Where you connect with old friends and make new ones

Where the kids get their hands dirty and minds ignited

Secret Garden at Abbott Square
Learn about the a new family-friendly green space in Abbott Square, a new community plaza and marketplace in Downtown Santa Cruz.

Where you make your mark on the community

Top 7 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

We Who Work: Prints & Tapestries by Hung Liu
Honor laborers past, present and future with vibrant portraits from Hung Liu alongside tools from Santa Cruz County workers and stories by Working for Dignity.

Where you experience The Participatory Museum

She Sang Me A Good Luck Song
Step into a vibrant Native California through photographs by Dugan Aguilar and the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band