The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Wednesday, March 22: Open 11am – 5pm
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The MAH is open during Abbott Square construction. Enter only on Front St.

Art Events

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Community Rental: Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai 29th Annual Exhibit

Apr 8–9, 2017, 10  am–5 pm

Want to host your event at the MAH? Find how more here. Or contact the Event Operations Catalyst at diana@santacruzmah.org. The Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai is a local club devoted to promoting and teaching bonsai as an art form. The beautifully exhibited trees may be seen from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days and are the product of many years of horticultural development and artistic creativity. A bonsai is actually a living sculpture and an art form that dates back…

Historic Photo Processes Forum

Sat, Apr 15, 2017, 11  am–1 pm

The Historic Photo Processes Forum is a resource for photographers, collectors and conservators to study the history and practice of alternative (non-inkjet) photographic image making. Albumen, carbon, platinum, and other vintage techniques are used today not only for their nostalgic aesthetic, but also because they represent the pinnacle of photographic printmaking – unrivaled for image quality and stability. By combing “obsolete”l wet-processes with sophistical digital imaging tools, contemporary artist-photographers are creating expressive and technically innovative hand made photographs. Founded and…

3rd Friday: Beyond Borders

Fri, Apr 21, 2017, 6–9 pm

Break through borders of all kinds alongside inspiring local organizations fighting for political, cultural and artistic justice.

3rd Friday: History Jam

Fri, May 19, 2017, 6–9 pm

Discover the stories, customs and food of the past. Learn about the work being done to protect and preserve the history of Santa Cruz and beyond.

Historic Photo Processes Forum

Sat, May 20, 2017, 11  am–1 pm

The Historic Photo Processes Forum is a resource for photographers, collectors and conservators to study the history and practice of alternative (non-inkjet) photographic image making. Albumen, carbon, platinum, and other vintage techniques are used today not only for their nostalgic aesthetic, but also because they represent the pinnacle of photographic printmaking – unrivaled for image quality and stability. By combing “obsolete”l wet-processes with sophistical digital imaging tools, contemporary artist-photographers are creating expressive and technically innovative hand made photographs. Founded and…

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