The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

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Free First Friday

Fri, Feb 3, 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. EXHIBITION TALK | 5:30-6:30PM | Auditorium | Catch a talk from Bob Pearson- the legendary surfboard shaper- and Frosty, who surfed Bob’s boards in the Chasing Mavericks film. Bob Pearson, who started Pearson Arrow, has surfboards featured in our exhibition Santa Cruz Collects. These boards surfed giants during the film Chasing Mavericks. Bob will bring some more boards to show for the talk. ART…

Historic Photo Processes Forum

Sat, Feb 18, 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…

Historic Photo Processes Forum

Sat, Mar 18, 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…

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…

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…

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