The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

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

Family Events

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Qing Ming Festival and Work Party

Sat, Apr 1, 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

*Please note that this event is not at the MAH, but at Evergreen Cemetery across from Harvey West Park. Make your mark and restore local Chinese history. Join the Evergreen Restoration Committee in a work party to celebrate the Chinese cultural holiday of Qing Ming. Qing Ming is about honoring the departed spirits of your family members. This is traditionally celebrated by cleaning their grave sites and making an offering. MAH’s Evergreen Cemetery Restoration Committee has been working for years…

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 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…

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.

Memorial Day Remembrance 2017

Mon, May 29, 2017, 11  am–1 pm

Join the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History along with local military and veterans organizations to commemorate Santa Cruz’s 150th Memorial Day. The Observance is held in the quiet Grand Army of the Republic plot at Evergreen Cemetery. This traditional remembrance features musical and spoken tributes from local community leaders, veterans and military including Chuck Woodson and the Defense Language Institute Active Personnel and ACWA 2nd Wisconson Infantry, Co. “H” and SVR’s 89th California Infantry Company C. The National…