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3rd Friday December: Behind the Scenes of the Museum





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Behind the Scenes of the Museum

This 3rd Friday is your chance to get to know your Museum and see behind the scenes.

Join us for an evening of tours, workshops, history and art – including the MAH’s own past as the County Jail, explored through artist Nada Miljkovic‘s digital projection piece, ‘Transcending Jail’.

Don’t miss a rare opportunity to handle objects in our collections. Get tips and tricks on hanging art. Be the first to visit our latest exhibitions and get the inside view from curators and artists.

If being creative is more your thing, show us your brush skills in our collaborative mural or try new techniques in workshops led by our exhibiting artists. Experience the exhibitions with your whole body, in participatory performances led by Dandelion Dancetheater.

Come make your mark on the Museum by testing our newest interactive activities or sharing your views with the Director in an Idea Jam workshop.

Our interns have produced some incredible projects this year and are working on some exciting ideas for next year. Find out more about these projects and how you can participate.

Learn about the benefits of becoming a member or volunteer at the MAH and how you can become more involved directly from our fabulous members and volunteers themselves.

Bring friends and family for what is sure to be a very special night. And remember, your MAH is full of surprises…

Program Highlights:

Artist Nada Miljkovic, ‘Transcending Jail’.

Dandelion Dancetheater movement and sound procession: 4:30, followed by ongoing performances throughout the Museum.

Exhibition tours: a curator’s perspective: 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30

Exhibition tours: exploring interactives:  5:00 and 6:00

Exhibition tours: with an eye to design: 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30

Idea Jam with the Director: 6:00-6:45 and 7:00-7:45

Santa Cruz County History Tours: 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00

Collections Tour and Artifact Handling Workshop: 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30

The hook Label Writing Workshop: labels to catch the heart and mind: 7:00 and 8:00

Artist Workshops by Shelby Graham, Victoria May, and Andrea Borusk.

All tours are 30 minutes.

Dandelion Dance Theater, Photograph by Charlene Formenty