The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Saturday, October 20: Closed all day. Open for GLOW at 6pm.
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Past Exhibitions 2012

Rose Sellery – Passages: August 11 – November 25, 2012

Get ready for a thoughtful exhibition that makes a lasting impression. Passagesis a dark fairy tale with a happy ending. The whole-gallery installation walks the visitor through a narrative that describes the life of a woman who longs for a husband, marries an abusive man, loses herself, finds herself, escapes, and, ultimately, lives happily ever […]

Santa Cruz Collects: August 11 – November 25, 2012

Why are we a nation of storage units, packed basements, and reality TV shows about hoarding? MAH’s exhibition Santa Cruz Collects (August 11 – November 25, 2012) presents extraordinary collections from Santa Cruz County residents and institutions, exploring the fascinating practice of collecting, both on an individual and institutional level. Celebrating the intrinsic beauty and insightful […]

All You Need is Love: March 31, 2012–July 29, 2012

Love is in the air at the MAH this spring. This museum-wide exhibition explores the many ways that love is manifest in our everyday lives. The artworks and historical objects reflect everything from passionate love stories to love gone wrong to the fierce love between mother and child. The exhibition includes extraordinary artworks by over […]

Work in Progress: December 14, 2012 – March 17, 2013

Thomas Campbell Work In Progress: Part One from Santa Cruz MAH on Vimeo. In the winter of 2012-2013, the MAH transformed from a museum of products to a museum of process. Art and history are living, breathing processes that evolve over time. This exhibition immersed visitors in the creation of art installations and historical research, inviting […]