The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Friday, June 22: Open 10am-10pm
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Upcoming Exhibitions

Mirando al Futuro: The Beach Flats Community Garden: September 7, 2018-September 2, 2019 (year long display)

  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 […]

Gender Revolution: June 20th, 2018 – June 22nd, 2018

Join several artists and performers from Santa Cruz and Monterey County in an exploration of gender through photography, poetry, film, live music and more. Artists of varying gender expressions, orientations, and cultural experiences will be showcasing works that are representative of their lived experiences.     Go deeper with related events Dialogue: Art & Identity […]

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 […]

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

How can we open ourselves up to the possibility that everything is infinite and intersecting? MCXT is a creative partnership between Monica Canilao and Xara Thustra. MCXT uses drawing, installation, murals, and other media to cultivate a sense of wonder that helps us see the infinite stories in and between people, objects, and ideas. For Infinite […]

Coyote Now: Ryan Feddersen. August 3 – October 21, 2018

You may have heard of Coyote’s epic feats, but what is he up to now? Part graphic novel, part coloring book this immersive installation brings the adventures of Coyote to life. From land use and climate change to our relationship with nature and technology, Coyote’s tale helps us explain our current world. This illustrated modern-day epic […]