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 […]

Home & Mobility: UC Santa Cruz Chicano Latino Research Center’s Student Photo Scholarship Contest. April 6-July 22, 2018

For 26 years, the UC Santa Cruz Chicano Latino Research Center (CLRC) has supported research in Latin American, Latino, and migration studies. This year, in the midst of an affordable housing crisis and attacks on immigrant families, the CLRC hosted a student photo contest on the themes of home and mobility.   This year’s scholarship […]

See, Be Seen: Community Portraits. May 4 – September 23 2018

“Historically in the West portraiture has been used to document the history of those in power who had the wealth to hire artists to paint their images. As artists we have chosen to uplift those in our community, making images of the people who have struggled to change the world we live in.” – Jesus Barraza […]

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 […]