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Upcoming Exhibitions

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The Cell and the Sanctuary: Art and Incarceration: November 7, 2014 – February 22, 2015

3rd Floor Art Forum Overcrowded? Inhumane? Necessary? In a California prison, what does art look like? See for yourself. Explore the paintings, drawings, sculptures and writing made by incarcerated individuals from prisons around California, alongside installation, audio/video and 2-D works by teachers from their impactful art-in-prisons programs. Featured in this exhibition, these teachers, artists and organizations […]

Everybody’s Ocean: December 19th, 2014 – April 19, 2015

2nd Floor Solari Gallery A place to swim. An incredible view. What does the ocean mean to you? Everybody’s Ocean works just like our relationship to the ocean: it constantly evolves. That means this exhibition will feature art by you. All kinds of art by you. So much art that we’ll have to move it […]

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 […]