The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

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Current Exhibitions & Installations

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Semi Set Vertical Blue: March 20, 2018 – February, 2019 (Stairwell Installation)

Stroll while you scroll up and down three floors of digitally woven blue screen. “With computer-based media, the visual is built through lines of code, programming and directives being written out line by line. Tapestries are similarly built, with one line of code equalling a single thread: the textile and its image come together as […]

We Feed You: Works by Victor Cartagena. April 6th — July 22nd 2018

Behind every salad is a story. From almonds and brussel sprouts to grapes and sugar beets, California produces and distributes nearly half of the fruits, nuts, and vegetables in the country. But who is responsible for all the work that goes into putting food on our tables? This exhibition explores the systemic injustice of food […]

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: January 15, 2017-September 3, 2018

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 […]