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Free First Friday

Free First Friday

Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 11  am–9 pm

  Celebrate the release of a new History Journal and the opening of the Chamber of Heart & Mystery, a whimsical new exhibit that will function as a portal to The Word Lab, a new afternoon writing lab at the MAH. HISTORY TALKS | 5:30-6:30pm | Auditorium | Meet three of the authors from the MAH’s newest history journal Do You Know My Name? Martin Rizzo, Lisa Robinson, and Conor O’Brien will talk about their articles as a sneak peek…


The Creatures Movement

Fri, Sep 9, 2016, 5:30–8:30 pm

Not only people are on the move, but creatures too. Butterflies, whales, and hawks make long treks during their annual migration. Join Stef and guest speaker for an short class about migrations in the animal kingdom. Bring a story of creature migration to share and incorporate into the ever-growing fabric map on display at the MAH. Stef Wolf Visit Stef in the gallery from August 9th – September 25th, 2016 Tell your own stories of movement and place through the art of…


Lightning Talks: Made in Santa Cruz

Fri, Sep 16, 2016, 6–8:30 pm

Get ready for a night of fast-paced, visual talks from innovators, experimenters, and everyday pioneers from Santa Cruz County. About the speakers Brenda Y. Whitley from NAACP will be sharing her life as an African American in Santa Cruz County. Randall Brown on the “Poverty Flat” and how it served as a backdrop for many stories shot in Santa Cruz. Gregory Burns will be sharing his journey from a local artist to 30 years of painting and exhibiting in 20 different…

Free First Friday

Free First Friday

Fri, Oct 7, 2016, 11  am–9 pm

Join us for a Free First Friday with extended hours from 11am-9pm. Every 1st Friday of the month, enjoy live music, an all ages art activity, artist and history talks, and a MAH Bar.

Community Rental – No Place Like Home: The Santa Cruz Affordable Housing Crisis Study, Community Dialog, Arts Exhibit, and Digital Project Launch

Thu, Oct 13, 2016, 7–9 pm

Want to rent the MAH for your event, meeting or party? Click here to learn how.   No Place Like Home is a UCSC campus-community event to showcase the findings from a multi-media research project on the affordable housing crisis in Santa Cruz. We will exhibit art work and new digital tools focusing on how local residents experience the housing crisis, as well as preliminary results from a large-scale survey and interview project carried out by UCSC students in coordination…