The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Sunday, July 23: Open 10am-8pm
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Past Exhibitions

Toy Trains 2016: December 16th-December 31st

Experience a mini-universe of model trains that delight the young and young at heart. Celebrate the opening of Toy Trains on 3rd Friday: Winterpalooza on December 16th from 5-8pm alongside all-ages art activities, a winter art market and hands-on workshops. Come and watch a massive standard gauge steam engine from the 1920s start up with […]

We Who Work: Prints and Tapestries by Hung Liu: March 3rd 2017 – June 25th 2017

Honor laborers past, present and future with vibrant portraits from Hung Liu alongside tools from Santa Cruz County workers and stories by Working for Dignity. Explore tapestries and mixed media prints by artist Hung Liu— one of the most renowned Chinese artists living in United States today. Raised in China during the Cultural Revolution, Hung Liu […]

Screaming Hand: August 5, 2016- March 26, 2017

3rd floor, Art Forum Celebrate 30 years of the Screaming Hand igniting youth and skateboard culture. The iconic Screaming Hand image turns 30 this year. Explore original art by Phillips and 200 other contemporary artists inspired by this fundamental image of skate culture. Graphic artist Jim Phillips is best known for his surf and skateboard art. […]

Santa Cruz Collects 2016: October 7, 2016- February 19, 2017

2nd floor Solari Gallery Collections aren’t just something we do. They tell stories about who we are. Explore personal items from curious collectors all over Santa Cruz County. Learn about people in Santa Cruz through the flip-flops, corks, and cat whiskers they collect. Explore how artists use collections to create extraordinary assemblage sculptures. Examine how […]

2016 Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year: Shmuel Thaler

2nd floor landing “It has been my honor to have spent the last three decades making the images that have become the historic record of our community’s recent past. Through my pictures I hope you see into the beauty and soul of a community I obviously love.” Shmuel Thaler A graduate of the film school […]

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