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Local historian, writer, and filmmaker Geoffrey Dunn’s rich and eclectic narratives are the foundation for this exhibition. Developed in conjunction with Dunn’s soon-to-be-published second edition of his book, Santa Cruz is in the Heart, this immersive exhibition will focus on contested and counter-histories, the diversity of Santa Cruz history, and the nobility of a simple [...]
Each year, the County of Santa Cruz honors an incredible creative leader who has made a significant impact in our community. 2013 Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year Susana Arias will share new sculptural work from her Sailmaker series along with stories of her many projects as a community artist and educator in this [...]
What happens when you invite eighty museum designers from around the world to create an exhibition together in 48 hours? Hack the Museum will feature new experiments in exhibition-making developed by a group of diverse artists, engineers, architects, and designers. Over the course of two days, teams of participants will develop risk-taking exhibits around objects from [...]
As the MAH becomes a more community-based museum, we are inviting you to collaborate, contribute, and co-create parts of our exhibitions with us. We see these participatory elements as ways to enhance the museum experience by showcasing a greater diversity of stories, objects, and activities. This page shares some of the objects and stories we [...]
Here’s what is coming up at the MAH later this year: Summer 2013: “You Can’t Do That in Museums” – an experimental approach to developing labels, interactive elements, and interpretative experiences to enhance engagement with museum collections. Fall 2013: “Santa Cruz is in the Heart” – a museumwide exhibition tied to the new collection of [...]