About the MAH

Welcome to the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (the MAH), a place where there’s always something happening. All year long we host truly ‘only-in-Santa-Cruz’ events and exhibitions co-created with incredible community partners. The MAH is of, by, and for Santa Cruz County because our creative community ignites something new here every day.

Our mission is to ignite shared experiences and unexpected connections.

To do this, we find, spark, preserve, and trade stories, ideas, and elements of creativity drawn from people across Santa Cruz County. We bring people together around art, history, and culture to build a stronger, more connected community.

A portrait in numbers

Kind of like paint-by-numbers, these statistics draw an interesting picture of the MAH.

Visitors

17,000

2011

148,000

2018

Budget

$700K

2011

$3 Mil.

2018

Events

25

2011

800

2018

Skaters high fiving grandmas

229

Hugs Between Strangers

1,403

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The People of the MAH

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Featured Team Member

Design Catalyst

Michaela Clark-Nagaoka

Michaela takes the scenic route through life which included earning her BA degree in three different locations: the east coast, southern California and on a boat in the Atlantic ocean. After graduating she moved back to her hometown of…
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Lauren Fun
Featured Team Member

OF/BY/FOR ALL Community Catalyst

Lauren Benetua

Lauren Benetua is an arts advocate and cultural worker with a background in community engagement and social justice. Lauren currently serves as the MAH's Community Catalyst for OF/BY/FOR ALL, where she coaches civic and cultural…
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Featured Team Member

Director of Operations

Lis DuBois

Lis DuBois is a huge fan of community-based arts organizations. Lis received a Masters degree in Arts Administration from Boston University and a B.A. in Art History from Scripps College. She came to the MAH following several years at the…
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Gabe Fun
Featured Team Member

Abbott Square Music Coordinator

Gabriel Kittle-Cervine

Gabriel Kittle-Cervine is a community arts organizer and lifelong local of Santa Cruz who has been active in the scene since the day he dropped out of college. After spending his Freshman year at Emerson College in Boston focusing on…
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Claudia Fun
Featured Team Member

Events Coordinator

Claudia Oblea

Claudia is the MAH's Events Coordinator.
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Kevin
Featured Team Member

Facilities Manager

Kevin Coullahan

Kevin has over 20+ years of design and creative experience from West Marine and frog design. Kevin received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from San Jose State University. Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife, son and family…
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Work at the MAH

Join the crew behind Santa Cruz County’s most creative events, exhibitions, and partnerships. Check out job opportunities or apply to be a volunteer or intern today.