The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Wednesday, March 29: Open 11am – 5pm
Directions & Admission
The MAH is open during Abbott Square construction. Enter only on Front St.

Current Exhibitions & Installations

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

We Who Work: Prints and Tapestries by Hung Liu: March 3rd 2017 – June 25th 2017

Honor laborers past, present and future with vibrant portraits from Hung Liu alongside tools from Santa Cruz County workers and stories by Working for Dignity. Explore tapestries and mixed media prints by artist Hung Liu— one of the most renowned Chinese artists living in United States today. Raised in China during the Cultural Revolution, Hung Liu […]

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 […]

Movements for Change: Bob Fitch Photographs

New History Gallery Pod “I’m not a professional photographer, I’m a political organizer. I happen to use the camera to tell the story of the work I do.” – Bob Fitch Watsonville’s own Bob Fitch began his career as a photojournalist in 1965. Trained as a minister, he joined the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s […]

Vital Current – Seeking the San Lorenzo by Camille Utterback

Vital Current – Seeking the San Lorenzo  Internationally acclaimed artist Camille Utterback is collaborating with MAH to create a site-specific artwork for the MAH lobby. The project is funded by a Creative Work Fund Grant received in 2015. The artwork will officially open to the public at the Glow Festival on October 22, 2016. Utterback’s […]

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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