The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

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Past Exhibitions 2017

Toy Trains 2017–December 15th-31st

10:00 am-5:oo pm Experience a mini-universe of model trains that delight the young and young at heart. Back for their 12th year, the Golden State Toy Train Operators, Inc. presents Toy Trains. Watch a massive standard gauge steam engine from the 1920s start up with the headlight flashing and drive wheels spinning. Marvel at smoke […]

Ballooniverse; Balloon Art by Addi Somekh: August 4 2017 – November 19 2017

Leap into an immersive balloon experience that is fun, funky and 100% unique. Balloons are more than just a colorful toy. They can spread joy and laughter all over the world. Featuring self-taught balloon twister and artist extraordinaire Addi Somekh, this exhibit will showcase changing installations made entirely out of balloons and photographs from the […]

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 […]

She Sang Me A Good Luck Song: April 7 2017 – July 23 2017

Step into a vibrant Native California through photographs by Dugan Aguilar and the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Native American photographer Dugan Aguilar’s  self-described purpose is to “show Natives alive and well.” For almost forty years, Dugan traveled across California to photograph gatherings where California Indian people meet. Featuring stunning photographs by Dugan Aguilar and the Amah […]

Lost Childhoods: Voices of Santa Cruz County Foster Youth and the Foster Youth Museum: July 7 2017 – December 31 2017

Step into an exhibit about foster youth made with foster youth—and leave empowered to take effective action. There are 60,000 youth in California’s foster care system. They struggle to avoid homelessness, prison, and social stigma. Their stories– of loss and resilience– are often unknown. That’s why we created an exhibition about foster youth — with foster youth. Lost Childhoods: Voices […]

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