The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Wednesday, February 21: Open 10am-8pm
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Current Exhibitions & Installations

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California’s Wild Edge; Prints by Tom Killion: Jan 12 2018 – April 22 2018

“The edge where the Sea meets land, the coast, is where we face true wilderness.” – Tom Killion This exhibition invites you to explore California’s coastal edge through prints by woodcut artist Tom Killion alongside poems selected by PulitzerPrize-winning poet, Gary Snyder.    Tom Killion was born and raised in Mill Valley, California, on the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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