The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Tuesday, August 22: Open 10am-8pm
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Free Events

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Crafternoon: Printmaking with Enrique Lopez

Tue, Aug 22, 2017, 3–5 pm

Create your own one-of-a-kind bookmark in this free printmaking workshop with Enrique Lopez.

Lightning Talks: The Struggle is Real

Thu, Aug 24, 2017, 7–9:30 pm

Talks begin at 8:15PM sharp How have Santa Cruz County communities journeyed through struggle and into resilience? These Lightning Talks on The Struggle is Real will explore life’s challenges and transformations spanning across class, race, gender, and sexuality, to transportation, healthcare, foster care; from incarceration, and education, to housing, mental health, and homelessness in Santa Cruz County. What are Lightning Talks? Lightning Talks are a series of fast and visual presentations from local Santa Cruz experts. Each event has a different theme. Each speaker…

Fridays at the MAH: Sand Art

Fri, Aug 25, 2017, 5–9 pm

Express yourself with easy and beautiful hands-on sand art activities.

Friday Night Live: Brave Mystics

Fri, Aug 25, 2017, 6:30–9 pm

Enjoy live music every Friday Night in Abbott Square. This week: Brave Mystics. The Brave Mystics Band features electric guitar, electric baritone guitar, piano/organ, bass and drums. Inspired by Classic Rock with influences from the Blues, Americana, Motown, Jazz, Southern Rock, and Soul- the band performs songs from the 60’s and 70’s as well as danceable originals. Improvisation is one of the major factors driving us. Connection with the song, the words, and the listener… these desires unify us as…

Secret Garden Storytime

Thu, Aug 31, 2017, 10–11 am

Join us for this monthly storytime series in partnership with Santa Cruz Public Libraries that’s perfect for kids. We’ll read books, sing songs & enjoy the magic of the Secret Garden!