The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Friday, May 26: Open 11am – 9pm
Directions & Admission
The MAH is open during Abbott Square construction. Enter only on Front St.

Free Events

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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…

First Friday: Ebb & Flow + Abbott Square Preview Night

Fri, Jun 2, 2017, 5–9 pm

Preview a community plaza and marketplace and celebrate the San Lorenzo River with a beautiful festival of river arts.  Soak in performances on a closed-down Cooper St and explore the Ebb & Flow Festival of river arts. Doodle on beach balls, and be the first to preview Downtown’s new public plaza and marketplace. And, as always, explore three floors of exhibitions for free, dance to live music and get hands-on with an all-ages art activity. Explore more about Abbott Square at AUDITORIUM TALK | 6:30PM-…

Community Rental: Show & Tell- Interactive Art Market

Sat, Jun 3, 2017, 10  am–6 pm

Want to host your event at the MAH? Find how more here. Or contact the Event Operations Catalyst at   Show & Tell is an interactive marketplace where community members get the opportunity to see how some of their favorite products are created. Through live demonstrations and talks, local artisans will give participants a glimpse of the creative process, leaving them with a greater appreciation of what it means to be hand-made. Come intrigued. Leave inspired.   For more information,…

Community Rental: Solidarity Sundays

Sun, Jun 11, 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…

Crafternoon: Buttonmaking in Abbott Square

Tue, Jun 13, 2017, 3–5 pm

Join us for a weekly craft session happening every Tuesday afternoon in our Secret Garden. This week we’ll be making: BUTTONS