The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Tuesday, October 16: Open 10am-8pm
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Upcoming Exhibitions

Mirando al Futuro: The Beach Flats Community Garden: November 2, 2018-September 2, 2019

  New Year-Long History Gallery Pod This exhibition takes a look at the history of the Beach Flats Community Garden, tracing a unique story of cultivation, community change, and historical preservation.  The garden, located in the Beach Flats, has for over twenty five years been an important space for youth education, food production, passing along agroecological […]

Infinite Other: Monica Canilao and Xara Thustra. October 5, 2018 – March 24, 2019

In 2016, Monica Canilao & Xara Thustra combined their vision, talents, and activism to form a legendary creative partnership: MCXT. Their work is big in scale and heart. MCXT uses drawing, installation, murals, and other media to cultivate a sense of wonder and mindfulness that can help us see the infinite stories in and between people, objects, and ideas. […]

Lay of the Land: Rodrigo Valenzuela. November 2, 2018 – February 17, 2019

“I construct narratives, scenes, and stories which point to the tensions found between the individual and communities.” Rodrigo Valenzuela is a photographer, painter, and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He uses landscapes and autobiographical threads to inform larger themes of alienation and displacement. His images feel at the same time familiar yet distant. Rodrigo’s work […]

No One to Talk To: Stories of Seniors and Social Isolation. April 5 – September 22, 2019

C3– a group of over 100 seniors, artists, and senior advocates- will create an exhibition on the social isolation of seniors in Santa Cruz County. Social isolation impacts all of us and is a growing health epidemic. 36% of seniors in Santa Cruz County report experiencing social isolation. These seniors feel alone, detached from family, […]