The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Evening Events

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3rd Friday: Beats

April 17, 2015
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What makes your heart beat? Move and be moved by performances and workshops from community members that explore how beats play out in our bodies, lives, and passions. LIVE PERFORMANCES: 5:00-5:30pm: Culture Yard Capoeira presents traditional Afro-Brazilian call and response music with melodic and percussive instruments. 5:30-5:45pm: Youth Symphony Concert from El Sistema Santa Cruz […]


Community Rental: Santa Cruz Low-Wage Worker Study – Website Launch, Photo Exhibit and Community Dialog

May 7, 2015
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This campus-community event will showcase the findings of a year-long research and multi-media project on workers and working conditions in low-wage jobs in Santa Cruz County. We will unveil a new public digital exhibit & website featuring the digital stories told by local workers, as well as the results of the large-scale survey and interview […]


3rd Friday: Beyond Borders

May 15, 2015
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Beyond Borders festival shares local projects, ideas, and organizations that are breaking through limitations and moving beyond them- pushing past borders which are physical, cultural, emotional, political, historical, societal or artistic. This event celebrates these stories and empowers you to explore moving beyond borders too. Join us for performances, workshops, discussions and food that go […]

3rd Friday: Race Through Time

July 17, 2015
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ready. Set. GO!!!!— to the MAH for Race Through Time, a thrilling around-the-town scavenger hunt that will get you whizzing through Santa Cruz history, while biking or walking down sunny streets with friends and competitors.  Organized by the Museum of Art & History, Race Through Time is back and better this year with a biking and walking component, daring new […]


September 3rd Friday Lightning Talks: Dream

September 18, 2015
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a night of creative, personal and fun lightning talks that will push the boundaries of common lecture formats. We have invited community members with diverse interests to present on the chosen theme Adventure. In addition to presentations, there will also be live music, a no host bar, and some fun activities as well. […]

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