The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Friday, September 22: Open 10am-10pm
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Calendar of Events

Community Rental: ResistFest Presented by Santa Cruz Indivisible

Sat, Sep 23, 2017, 2–6 pm

ResistFest Combines Art and the Spirit of Resistance Santa Cruz Indivisible (SCI) is hosting ResistFest—a community event that uses art to foster connection between the public, artists and member activists. ResistFest strives to bring people together to create art, engage in conversation, and empower them to take political action. The event is featuring artwork from several local art collectives as well as over 30 local political artists and musicians. SCI is looking for volunteers for the event. For more event information and to…

Alternative Expressions Youth Programming: DIY Herbalism

Sun, Sep 24, 2017, 11:30 am–1:30 pm

  Plants and the natural world carry gifts of healing, medicine, friendship, and so much more. Join this workshop to get hands-on with gardening and herbs at the UCSC Farm. Participants will gain knowledge on the medicinal properties of a few select herbs, and will get to make their own chapstick! This is part 3 of 4 of the Lost Childhoods Alternative Expressions Intern workshops. These are 100% youth-led and youth-driven, and provide a safe space for youth in care…

MAH Members Event: Ballooniverse Workshop & Talk

Tue, Sep 26, 2017, 6–8 pm

Go behind-the-scenes of Ballooniverse, an exhibition by Addi Somekh that is made 100% out of balloons.

Youth on Uke

Wed, Sep 27, 2017, 4–5 pm

Bring a ukulele to strum and sing along to songs in community. Basic strumming technique and a few basic chords will be reviewed. A few loaner ukuleles will be provided. Come join the fun! Led by Sheila Cliff | Ukulele Enthusiast Songlist: Three Little Birds You Are My Sunshine Crawdad Song This, and all Abbott Square events in September and October 2017, are made possible by Premier Sponsor, Kaiser Permanente:

Community Rental: Words- Readings in Two Languages

Fri, Sep 29, 2017, 6–8:30 pm

    A bicycle: there is no poetry in stopping.     So writes Ahmed Al Mulla, the groundbreaking Saudi poet whose vivid, free-flowing prose has gained him critical acclaim across the Arab World. Diverging from the strict, metered-style of Arabic poetry, Al Mulla chooses to embrace free verse in his poems. At the Museum of Art & History, Al Mulla will share a number of his poems in both the original Arabic and English translation alongside poet and eight-time…