The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Sunday, July 24: Open 11am – 5pm
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Past Exhibitions

The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection: February 26th, 2016 – May 22nd, 2016

2nd floor Solari Gallery Explore one of the largest private collections of African American art and artifacts. Spanning 400 years of history, the Kinsey Collection reflects a rich cultural heritage. Includes work by Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, and Richard Mayhew alongside archival material related to Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston, and Malcolm X. […]


Strength & Struggle: December 18th, 2015 – February 7th, 2016

2nd Floor Solari  When you struggle, how do you find strength? Find power in the stories of boxers, Derby Girls, transgender performance artists and women skaters. These artists knit together body, mind, and spirit. They transform themselves through action. They fight social and familial expectations with strength. Bodies become a site for personal struggle and self-realization.  Dive […]

Zeke-Smith-poisonous High Res

Wild Mushrooms & Functional Fungi: December 4th, 2015 – March 20th, 2016

3rd Floor Art Forum Mushrooms: good on pizza, sometimes psychedelic, and also the world’s oldest and most uncelebrated tool. See how mushrooms push fungal forms: as bricks, as environmental cleaning tools, as vibrant dyes. Today, mushrooms have become a pioneering tool for designers,a  subject for artists, and important biotechnology for scientists. Explore how these fungal […]


Toy Trains: December 4th- December 27th, 2015

1st floor Atrium Join us for the 10th year of dynamic operating toy trains. The 10th year of train lovers of all-ages getting to operate the set. The 10th year of art and history coming together in an interactive, delightful exhibit. Watch a massive standard gauge steam engine from the 1920s start up-headlight flashing, drive […]

Henrietta Shore, Women of Oaxaca, 1910, Lithograph
Gift of Ruth Frary

Shuffle Show: Henrietta Shore

2nd floor landing Shuffle Shows are curated by the community. Guest curators select artworks from the museum’s collection to create temporary exhibitions.  About the work “To be true to nature one must abstract. Nature does not waste her forms. If you would know the clouds, then study the rocks.” Henrietta Shore (1880-1963) The natural beauty of […]