The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Wednesday, July 27: Open 11am – 5pm
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Calendar of Events


Weaving Stories Workshop

Fri, Jul 29, 2016, 5–9 pm

Learn how to make your very own handheld basket out of textiles with Sasha Petrenko, current Art Works exhibition artist. Sasha will demonstrate coiling, a versatile basketry technique she’ll employ to build human scale nests. Donate clean clothes, fabric, rope, or soft goods to be made a collective nest, or watch and learn how to make your own small scale textile based basket. More about Sasha Petrenko Sasha Petrenko Visit Sasha in the gallery from July 12th- August 8th, 2016 Build human-sized nests out…


Community Rental: Me As the Muse

Mon, Aug 1, 2016, 1  am–4 pm

What makes you tick? Me As the Muse is a 3-day writing workshop Aug. 1-3 from 1-4 p.m. Workshop leader and author Jill Wolfson will incorporate the interview process as the basis for generating poems, stories, plays, and songs. Participants aged 12-15 will learn the basics in how to conduct an interview and then use that information to generate their own material. Strange and amazing things will be discovered! Words will fly! To register online or to find more information…

Evergreen Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery Weekly Monday Restoration and Work Day

Mon, Aug 1, 2016, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Evergreen Cemetery volunteers make a difference in our community, discover history, and create a vibrant place for learning. In just the past two years, over 300 Evergreen volunteers donated over 2,500 hours working at the cemetery, and hundreds more hours on historical research. Help transform Evergreen into a place to connect and learn local history.  We need gardeners, tour guides, event coordinators, local history experts, librarians, researchers and more. You can join us every Monday in Evergreen.  You can help with…

MBI Launch Photo

Community Rental: Monterey Bay Internships Launch

Tue, Aug 2, 2016, 6–7 pm

Please join us for the launch of Monterey Bay Internships (MBI)!   MBI is a critical new regional resource for local workforce development. MBI matches interns and local companies for high quality job training experiences, while enabling our local economy to thrive. Together let’s create opportunities to help our students achieve their professional goals, one internship at a time.   Join us at our launch event on August 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art…

Screaming Hand VIP & MAH Members Party

Thu, Aug 4, 2016, 7–10 pm

Celebrate the iconic Screaming Hand image and its creator Jim Phillips in this exhibition tribute. Celebrate the iconic Screaming Hand image and its creator Jim Phillips in this collaboration with NHS. Explore original art by Phillips and other contemporary artists influenced by this fundamental image of skate culture. Click here to learn more about the exhibition. Join us for a MAH Members & VIP celebration from 7-10pm. Be the first to see the Screaming Hand exhibition. Enjoy snacks and drinks.Enjoy…