The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Thursday, February 23: Open 11am – 5pm
Directions & Admission
The MAH is open during construction. Enter on Cooper Street for your creative community experience.

Evening Events

To learn more about an event or register, please click on the event title.

3rd Friday: Poetry and Book Arts

Fri, Mar 17, 2017, 6–9 pm

Dive beneath the printed word at an evening featuring the most impressive poetry and book arts in Santa Cruz County.

Free First Friday

Fri, Apr 7, 2017, 5–9 pm

Explore three floors of exhibitions for free, dance to live music and get hands-on with an all-ages art activity. ARTIST TALK | 5:30-6:30PM | Auditorium | ART ACTIVITY | 5:00-9:00PM | Classroom| LIVE MUSIC | 6:30-9pm | Atrium | FREE EXHIBITIONS | Explore three floors of exhibitions for free. We Who Work; Prints and Tapestries by Hung Liu–  What does “work” look like? Explore vibrant, mixed media portraits of laborers by Hung Liu. Learn about low wage work in Santa Cruz by Working for…

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.

3rd Friday: Music

Fri, Jun 16, 2017, 6–9 pm

Explore how we make music– whether it’s with a guitar, hands, or bodies. Learn about the journey of music making from the wood used to build the guitar to the lyrics of your favorite song. Enjoy participatory activities and performances with the Santa Cruz County Art of Guitar Exhibit and Festival. Want to participate in 3rd Friday: Music? Contact Helen at   MAH members get in for half price. Join today.