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Beehive Collective at the MAH in 2013

Beehive Collective:”Sucked Dry: Examining Drought and Privatization from Mesoamérica to California”

October 23, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

California is in the midst of a historical drought, the most severe the region has had in the last 500 years. This water crisis has devastated resources, with several communities facing the prospect of running dry. A number of projects advocating infrastructure development such as the BDCP and Prop 1 have been proposed as solutions for the state, but are […]

Felix Lucero, Blind Curve, 2010; courtesy William James Association

Free First Friday

November 7, 2014
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free First Friday 11am – 9pm Free admission every First Friday and extended hours every Friday. From 5-9pm, join us in the classroom for an all-ages mandala art activity connected to our upcoming exhibition, The Cell and the Sanctuary: Art and Incarceration.    


Community Rental: Eye Music: American Sign Language Poetry Mini-Festival

November 14, 2014
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Acclaimed visiting Deaf artists perform poetry and other media in American Sign Language. Part of a four-night festival put on by UC Santa Cruz and curated by Larry Polansky, professor of music at UC Santa Cruz. For more information visit:


3rd Friday: Radical Craft Night

November 21, 2014
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Radical Craft Night  3rd Friday is back at the MAH! Challenge your traditional notions of craft: Come aboard artist Wed Mode’s handcrafted “shanty boat,” and learn about his adventurous project: A Secret History of American River People. A Secret History of American River People is a journey to discover, present, and connect the lost narratives of people who […]

Free First Friday

Free First Friday

December 5, 2014
11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Free First Friday 11am – 9pm Free admission every First Friday and extended hours every Friday. Tonight from 5-9pm, enjoy a no-host bar, live music from 6:30-9 and an art activity for all ages in the classroom.

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