The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Evening Events

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The Red Ball Annual Gala 2016

February 13, 2016
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

New date: Saturday, February 13th 6-11pm Love arts and culture in Santa Cruz County? The Red Ball is your chance to invest in its future. The Red Ball Annual Gala is an evening of dining, dancing, and community in support of the museum. It’s a kick-off celebration of the year ahead packed with blockbuster exhibitions […]

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3rd Friday: Lightning Talks on Mystery

February 19, 2016
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Get to the bottom of new and classic Santa Cruz mysteries in this night of fast and visual Lightning Talks. Explore tales from Santa Cruz Ghosthunters and the mystery of where our food comes from with “Food, What?!”. Bend gravitational legends with The Mystery Spot and mycological mysteries with mushroom experts.   More on our […]

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The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection Exhibition Opening

February 26, 2016
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Celebrate the opening one of the largest private collections of African American art and artifacts. Spanning 400 years of history, the Kinsey Collection reflects a rich cultural heritage. Includes work by Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, and Richard Mayhew alongside archival material related to Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston, and Malcolm X. Join us for […]

Free First Friday

Free First Friday

March 4, 2016
11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Join us for a Free First Friday with extended hours from 11am-9pm. Today is the opening of The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection. The Kinsey Collection is the largest collection of African American Art and Artifacts spanning 400 years of history. It includes work by Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, and Richard […]

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Pop Up Museum on “Healing and Recovery” at Fire In The Heart.

March 5, 2016
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join the Museum of Art and History and many other cosponsors at Cabrillo’s Crocker Theater for the performance of “Fire in the Heart”, a one of a kind performance featuring multiple art forms.  The show focuses on how art can be a powerful therapeutic tool for those in recovery from disease and addiction. It features singing, dancing, […]

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