The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Wednesday, April 25: Open 10am-8pm
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Upcoming Exhibitions

Home & Mobility: UC Santa Cruz Chicano Latino Research Center’s Student Photo Scholarship Contest. April 6-July 22, 2018

For 26 years, the UC Santa Cruz Chicano Latino Research Center (CLRC) has supported research in Latin American, Latino, and migration studies. This year, in the midst of an affordable housing crisis and attacks on immigrant families, the CLRC hosted a student photo contest on the themes of home and mobility.   This year’s scholarship […]

See, Be Seen: Community Portraits. May 4 – September 23 2018

“Historically in the West portraiture has been used to document the history of those in power who had the wealth to hire artists to paint their images. As artists we have chosen to uplift those in our community, making images of the people who have struggled to change the world we live in.” – Jesus Barraza […]

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 […]

Cultivating Community: The Beach Flats Garden Archive: September 7, 2018-September 2, 2019

New History Gallery Pod This exhibition takes a look at the history of the Beach Flats Community Garden, tracing a unique story of cultivation and community change. 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 practices, traditions, and […]