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 Picture 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

Events Manager

Diana Kapsner

Diana is the MAH's Events Manager.
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Victoria
Featured Team Member

Community Experience Catalyst

Victoria Lee

Victoria Lee holds a bachelor's degree in economics and philosophy, a master's degree in arts management and museum studies, and a considerable amount of student debt. Born at a very young age in New York, she deeply misses Brooklyn water…
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Mic
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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Jamie Fun
Featured Team Member

Creativity Catalyst

Jamie Keil

Jamie Keil's passion is creating interactive projects and hopes to build a positive and innovative learning space where everyone can explore, play, create and have fun. Before this position, she worked for a non-profit after school company…
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Featured Team Member

Director of Development & Partnerships

Jonathan Hicken

Academic turned entrepreneur turned community builder, Jonathan whips up unique recipes for Development at the MAH: one part rigorous academic investigation, one part startup growth, two parts passion for social justice & community.…
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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.