The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Saturday, December 16: Open 10am-10pm
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Current Exhibitions & Installations

To learn more about an exhibition or installation, please click on its title.

Toy Trains 2017–December 15th-31st

10:00 am-5:oo pm Experience a mini-universe of model trains that delight the young and young at heart. Back for their 12th year, the Golden State Toy Train Operators, Inc. presents Toy Trains. Watch a massive standard gauge steam engine from the 1920s start up with the headlight flashing and drive wheels spinning. Marvel at smoke […]

Spoken / Unspoken; Stories on Living and Dying: Dec 1st 2017 – March 25 2018

“I wish I could tell people how valuable they are to the world.”—Hospice Patient At the end of your life, what will you wish you had said? This exhibition invites you to share your story, make music, and listen to others. Spoken/Unspoken is a sound installation that features intimate stories from Hospice patients in end […]

Miguel Arzabe: April 2017 – January 2018 (Stairwell Installation)

View colorful paper weavings by Miguel Arzabe as you climb the museum stairs. Miguel Arzabe transforms discarded paper into colorful weavings. Honoring his Andean heritage, Miguel’s patterns celebrate cultures that preceded and continue to survive colonization. He uses promotional materials from contemporary art exhibits and fairs. By collecting, cutting, and remixing images of artworks that are […]

Lost Childhoods: Voices of Santa Cruz County Foster Youth and the Foster Youth Museum: July 7 2017 – December 31 2017

Step into an exhibit about foster youth made with foster youth—and leave empowered to take effective action. There are 60,000 youth in California’s foster care system. They struggle to avoid homelessness, prison, and social stigma. Their stories– of loss and resilience– are often unknown. That’s why we created an exhibition about foster youth — with foster youth. Lost Childhoods: Voices […]

The Chamber of Heart & Mystery

The Chamber of Heart & Mystery is an imaginarium for all ages. Dive into this whimsical exhibit that’s a portal to The Word Lab, a new afternoon writing lab at the MAH. The Chamber of Heart and Mystery invites you to explore the mysteries surrounding the human heart. Staged as a fictional study for Dr. Cora […]

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