The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Friday, December 9: Open 11am – 9pm
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Upcoming Exhibitions


Toy Trains 2016: December 16th-December 31st

Experience a mini-universe of model trains that delight the young and young at heart. Celebrate the opening of Toy Trains on 3rd Friday: Winterpalooza on December 16th from 5-8pm alongside all-ages art activities, a winter art market and hands-on workshops. Come and watch a massive standard gauge steam engine from the 1920s start up with […]


We Who Work: Prints and Tapestries by Hung Liu: March 3rd 2017 – June 6th 2017

Examine how labor shapes our experiences through prints and tapestries by Hung Liu. Explore tapestries and mixed media prints by artist Hung Liu– one of the most renowned Chinese artists living in United States today. Using historical Chinese photographs, Hung Liu creates vibrant portraits that bring visibility to figures too often forgotten– prostitutes, refugees, shoemakers, and more. This exhibition will study one of […]


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, he has traveled across California to photograph gatherings where California Indian people meet. People predicted California Indian People would succumb to […]

Photograph by Ray Bussolari

Lost Childhoods: July 7 2017 – December 31 2017

Lost Childhoods showcases the stories, struggles, and triumphs of transition-age foster youth across California. This exhibition is powerful platform for dialogue and action in Santa Cruz County. Lost Childhoods is a creative collaboration with the MAH’s C3 group, which includes the Foster Youth Museum, artists, foster youth, and advocates to empower youth to share their often-hidden […]