The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

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Past Exhibitions 2007

Things That Roll: Toy Trains

December 15, 2007 – February 3, 2008; Atrium and Hawley Family Classroom. Join us for a rotating cavalcade of operating toy trains from the 1920s to the 21st century. Watch a massive standard gauge steam engine from the 1920s start up-headlight flashing, drive wheels spinning, smoke flowing from the smoke stack and of course a […]

Bob Nugent, Folio, Insectos

Art: A View of the Collection

December 15, 2007 – February 3, 2008; Art Forum Gallery. The Museum of Art & History acquires contemporary works of art by California artists. This exhibition is comprised of new acquisitions to the collection, as well as presenting artwork that have not been shown recently. Featured Artists: Tracy Adams, Ramon Bravo, Mark Burns, Jo Hansen, […]

Burning Man

Close to the Flame

December 15, 2007 – February 3, 2008; Solari Gallery. The mission of Burning Man, in part, reads: Burning Man is radically inclusive, and its meaning is potentially accessible to anyone. The touchstone of value in our culture will always be immediacy: experience before theory, moral relationships before politics, survival before services, roles before jobs, embodied […]

Truth in Advertising - After

Truth in Advertising:A History of the Social/Political Movement in Santa Cruz

September 15 – October 21, 2007; Atrium Gallery. Bob Stayton will create an installation documenting the work of Truth in Advertising, the billboard alteration project that operated in Santa Cruz during the 1980s. TIA altered billboards in a clean, professional manner to convey potent political messages instead of harmful or trivial advertisements. The exhibit will […]

Rydell Visual Arts Fellowships

Rydell Visual Arts Fellowships

September 15 – November 25, 2007; Solari Gallery. Sponsored by The Rydell Visual Arts Fund at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County