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.

Theory of Change

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

Ashley
Featured Team Member

Marketing & Brand Coordinator

Ashley Holmes

Ashley is a digital native, caption curator, and a real-life baller. (She was UC Santa Cruz’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2016 due to her performance on the Women’s Basketball Team.) Prior to the MAH, Ashley worked for the Santa Cruz…
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Sam Fun
Featured Team Member

Data & Operations Catalyst

Lex Klein

Lex Klein (fka Sam Basinger) is an art and design nerd with a passion for community engagement. He moved here from England to be in a place with more sun and more queer culture. Whenever possible, he spends his time working with textiles,…
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Gabe Fun
Featured Team Member

Performing Arts 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

Private Events Manager

Claudia Oblea

Claudia is the MAH's Private Events Manager.
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Ttrswn8A
Featured Team Member

Executive Director

Robb Woulfe

Robb grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota and still has the accent to prove it. In his role here, he is responsible for providing vision, leadership, and strategic direction for the organization, which includes identifying opportunities,…
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Maria
Featured Team Member

Guest Services Coordinator

Maria Walsh

Maria Walsh is from the Virgin Islands, where she was born and raised on the island of St. Croix. She received her BA from Hampshire College where she studied sociology and dance, focusing her final thesis on body politics and performance.…
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Our Storied History

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The Evolution of The MAH

From our humble beginnings in the 1950’s to the ignited space we are today, the MAH has adapted to meet the needs of the Santa Cruz community.

Dig into our history of partnerships, perseverance, and resilience, and discover how we morphed into an internationally renowned museum.

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.