The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

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Past Exhibitions


Art Works: June 1st – September 25th, 2016

2nd floor Solari Gallery Take a step into a practicing artist’s studio. Create work with puppetmakers, composers, embroiderers, and nestbuilders. This summer, eleven artists will transform the MAH’s Solari Gallery into a series of open, functioning artist’s studios. You’ll meet the artists themselves. Participate in art works in progress. Meet the artists. Check out their work. […]

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. […]

Sutranic, Jeremy Morgan

UnLandscape: April 1st- July 24th, 2016

3rd floor Art Forum You’ve seen Santa Cruz sunsets 100 times. Imagine pulling one apart. That’s what Jeremy Morgan and Tra Bouscaren do in UnLandscape. Morgan is a landscape painter. Bouscaren is an abstract media artist. Together, they deconstruct traditional landscape art with new formats, materials and images. Jeremy Morgan doesn’t paint specific locations. Instead, […]

struggle super power

To Tell You Who I Am: March 4, 2016

1st Floor Lezin Gallery Nerd. Tomboy. Overachiever. Feminine. Criminal. We have all been categorized. Some of them are true. Some aren’t. Some are flattering. Others are dangerous. No matter what they are, categories can only go so far in describing the full human experience. Explore this solo exhibition by Iris Gottlieb, an inventory of self. […]


Labor Tea

Víctor Cartagena Labor Tea, 2015 black and white photographs, tea bags, string From his Invisible Nation series, artist Victor Cartagena presents Labor Tea, a portraiture installation about memory, displacement and labor. Experiencing the Salvadoran civil war in the 1970’s and 1980’s influenced the artist’s work. These photographs depict Salvadoran citizens at that time in rigid, […]