The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Thursday, June 21: Open 10am-8pm
Directions & Admission

Past Exhibitions

All Part of Somebody’s Family: The Black Panthers in Photographs, 1968. Temporary Installation May 16 – May 21 2018

“We are all part of somebody’s family… [Ruth-Marion and Pirkle] captured the real love and inspiration of what the Black Panther Party was all about.” – Elbert “Bigman” Howard, Black Panthers co-founder Fifty years ago, artist Ruth-Marion Baruch launched a project to document  the Black Panther Party’s community of activism in California. When the now-iconic photographs […]

Toy Trains 2017–December 15th-31st

10:00 am-5:oo pm Experience a mini-universe of model trains that delight the young and young at heart. Back for their 12th year, the Golden State Toy Train Operators, Inc. presents Toy Trains. Watch a massive standard gauge steam engine from the 1920s start up with the headlight flashing and drive wheels spinning. Marvel at smoke […]

Ballooniverse; Balloon Art by Addi Somekh: August 4 2017 – November 19 2017

Leap into an immersive balloon experience that is fun, funky and 100% unique. Balloons are more than just a colorful toy. They can spread joy and laughter all over the world. Featuring self-taught balloon twister and artist extraordinaire Addi Somekh, this exhibit will showcase changing installations made entirely out of balloons and photographs from the […]

California’s Wild Edge; Prints by Tom Killion: Jan 12 2018 – April 22 2018

“The edge where the Sea meets land, the coast, is where we face true wilderness.” – Tom Killion This exhibition invites you to explore California’s coastal edge through prints by woodcut artist Tom Killion alongside poems selected by PulitzerPrize-winning poet, Gary Snyder.    Tom Killion was born and raised in Mill Valley, California, on the […]

Spoken / Unspoken; Stories on Living and Dying: Dec 1st 2017 – March 25 2018

“I wish I could tell people how valuable they are to the world.”—Hospice Patient At the end of your life, what will you wish you had said? This exhibition invites you to share your story, make music, and listen to others. Spoken/Unspoken is a sound installation that features intimate stories from Hospice patients in end […]