The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Sunday, July 24: Open 11am – 5pm
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Current Exhibitions

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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. […]

Sutranic, Jeremy Morgan

UnLandscape: April 1st- July 24th, 2016

3rd floor Art Forum You’ve seen Santa Cruz sunsets 100 times. Imagine pulling one apart. That’s what Jeremy Morgan and Tra Bouscaren do in UnLandscape. Morgan is a landscape painter. Bouscaren is an abstract media artist. Together, they deconstruct traditional landscape art with new formats, materials and images. Jeremy Morgan doesn’t paint specific locations. Instead, […]

struggle super power

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. […]


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 […]


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 […]