The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Tuesday, May 23: 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.

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 […]

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 […]

She Sang Me A Good Luck Song: April 7 2017 – July 23 2017

Step into a vibrant Native California through photographs by Dugan Aguilar and the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Native American photographer Dugan Aguilar’s  self-described purpose is to “show Natives alive and well.” For almost forty years, Dugan traveled across California to photograph gatherings where California Indian people meet. Featuring stunning photographs by Dugan Aguilar and the Amah […]

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 […]

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