The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Upcoming Exhibitions

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The Birth of Surf City: July 3 – October 25, 2015

3rd Floor Art Forum Gallery We are Surf City; but the story behind the name doesn’t start with us. It begins with Three Hawaiian princes in 1885. That summer, David Kawananakoa, Edward Keli’iahonui and Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole introduced surfing to the world beyond Hawaii. They rode Santa Cruz waves. Crafted surfboards from our redwood lumber. […]

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Dear Jerry: May 1 – August 23, 2015

2nd Floor Solari Gallery When you’re a fan, how do you show your love? Fans of The Grateful Dead followed Jerry Garcia around the world like a pied piper. They wrote poems, created intricate fan art and ran an underground economy. An entire subculture exploded around one band and their music. They even have their own […]

Contribute to upcoming exhibitions

Contribute to Upcoming Exhibitions

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 […]

Future Exhibitions (Spring 2015 and beyond)

Here’s what is coming up at the MAH: In the Solari Gallery on the 2nd floor: Spring 2015: “Dear Jerry” – Explore the unique and powerful bond between The Grateful Dead and their fans with ephemera drawn from the Garcia Memorial Collection. Fall 2015: “Fresh Fibers and Fab Fashions” Immerse yourself in the world of fashion art, a popular artistic […]