The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

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Past Exhibitions 2005

Deborah Eddy/Untitled/1988

Art Counts! The Santa Cruz County Art Collection Co-sponsored by The Santa Cruz Arts Commission

December 17, 2005 – February 12, 2006. The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors established the Santa Cruz County Art Collection in 1976 to collect high quality artworks produced by local artists. Over the past twenty years, the County of Santa Cruz has accumulated a collection of over thirty works by more than thirty artists. […]

Nathan Oliveira l Figure (Nathan's Copy l 1989 l Lithograph

What’s New? Recent Acquisitions from Permanent Collection

December 10, 2005 – January 22, 2006. This exhibition samples some of our most recently acquired collection pieces of contemporary art and regional history. These artworks and artifacts reinforce the Museum’s vision as a place in which exhibitions and programs stimulate conversation and promote futher exploration. Included are works by Nathan Oliveira, Eleen Auvil, David […]

Roy DeForest, Fred, 1978

The True Artist is an Amazing Luminous Fountain*: Selections from the di Rosa Preserve – Art & Nature

October 8 – November 27, 2005; Solari Gallery and Art Forum Gallery. Tracing the path of Bay Area art since the rise of the Bay Area Figurative School in the 1950s reveals the work of an innovative and artistically courageous group of artists. This legendary collection was the inspired pursuit of two devoted patrons of […]

Donald Lipski

Material Terrain:A Sculptural Exploration of Landscape and Place

July 2 – September 25, 2005. Material Terrain is one of the most exhilarating exhibitions to ever be mounted at The Museum of Art & History. Enormous sculptures entirely filling the Museum building are composed of surprising materials such as poured fiberglass, polyethelene, aluminum chain-link steel and even wheat grass! Ten of the most avant-garde […]

Tom Trujillo, Jesus, The Teenage Years, 2001

Picturing the West: Tom Trujillo and Artists of the American West

March 26 – June 19, 2005; Solari Gallery. Indians, trappers, traders, settlers, the Pony Express, and railroad construction are all subjects illustrated in hand-colored lithographs and wood engravings from the nineteenth century in Artists of the American West. The artists featured – John J. Audubon, Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington, among others – provided “news” of […]