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.

Free 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…

Free First Friday

Fri, Apr 7, 2017, 5–9 pm

Celebrate a brand new exhibition featuring Native American photography and artifacts by Dugan Aguilar and the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Enjoy live music and get hands-on with an all-ages art activity. AUDITORIUM TALK | 5:30-6:30PM | Auditorium | Don’t miss a talk with Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Chairman Valentin Lopez for the opening of She Sang Me a Good Luck Song. Chairman Lopez will discuss the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band’s history and current day activities. ART ACTIVITY | 5:00-9:00PM | Classroom | Get messy…

Community Rental: Solidarity Sundays

Sun, Apr 9, 2017, 2–4 pm

Want to host your event at the MAH? Find how more here. Or contact the Event Operations Catalyst at   Join us for Santa Cruz Solidarity Sundays!*As always, please bring your laptops, chargers, and phones* This event is public. What is Solidarity Sundays? SOLIDARITY SUNDAYS (SolSun) is an inclusive, action-oriented, virtual + real life activist group. Our focus is a series of monthly meetings (the 2nd Sunday of every month) dedicated to empowering rad women (& the men who support…

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…

Free First Friday: Bike Night

Fri, May 5, 2017, 5–9 pm

Free First Friday Join us for Bike Night this First Friday, which will kick-off the celebration of Ecology Action’s  Annual Santa Cruz County Bike Week. Bike Night is a family-friendly event for community members to come learn about local bike resources and celebrate biking in Santa Cruz.