The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Upcoming Exhibitions

Ballooniverse; Brain Bending 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 […]

Tom Killion: Jan 5 2018 – April 22 2018

Fall in love with Santa Cruz landscapes through stunning woodblock prints by Tom Killion   Tom Killion was born and raised in Mill Valley, California, on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais. Since childhood, he was moved by the rugged scenery of Marin County and Northern California.  Tom creates landscape prints using linoleum and wood, strongly influenced by the […]

Spoken / Unspoken; Stories on Living and Dying: Dec 1st 2017 – March 25 2018

Explore what goes unspoken in our lives through audio recordings by those facing the end of life and loss. What do you wish you had said? What do you wish you could say? From regrets to hopes, this exhibition will dive into the meaningful unspoken stories in our lives. You will be swept into a melodic sound installation of […]

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. 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 of Santa Cruz County Foster Youth […]