The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Sunday, August 28: Open 11am – 5pm
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Current Exhibitions

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

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Art Works: June 1st – September 25th, 2016

2nd floor Solari Gallery Take a step into a practicing artist’s studio. Create work with puppetmakers, composers, embroiderers, and nestbuilders. This summer, eleven artists will transform the MAH’s Solari Gallery into a series of open, functioning artist’s studios. You’ll meet the artists themselves. Participate in art works in progress. Meet the artists. Check out their work. […]

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Screaming Hand: August 5, 2016- March 26, 2017

3rd floor, Art Forum Celebrate 30 years of the Screaming Hand igniting youth and skateboard culture. The iconic Screaming Hand image turns 30 this year. Explore original art by Phillips and 200 other contemporary artists inspired by this fundamental image of skate culture. Graphic artist Jim Phillips is best known for his surf and skateboard art. […]

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To Tell You Who I Am: March 4, 2016

1st Floor Lezin Gallery Nerd. Tomboy. Overachiever. Feminine. Criminal. We have all been categorized. Some of them are true. Some aren’t. Some are flattering. Others are dangerous. No matter what they are, categories can only go so far in describing the full human experience. Explore this solo exhibition by Iris Gottlieb, an inventory of self. […]

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History Gallery

Long-term exhibit; History Gallery 2nd Floor.   Who makes history?  This gallery shares stories of people who made history here in Santa Cruz County. Farmworkers and fishermen. Street performers and surfers. Native Ohlone and migrants from around the world. Santa Cruz County is home to dreamers, artists, and activists. In this gallery, you will meet […]

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Mary and Harry Blanchard Sculpture Garden

Permanent Exhibit The Mary and Harry Blanchard Sculpture Garden is a new exhibition space designed to showcase outdoor sculpture from the Museum’s permanent collection. The rooftop gallery is also an inviting space in which to view Santa Cruz and the surrounding mountains. The garden presently showcases a large scale granite sculpture by Davenport artist Richard […]

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