The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

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GLOW: Digital Night

October 16, 2015
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

*This is a two day festival. GLOW: A Festival of Fire is Saturday October 17th.* Purchase Advanced Tickets HERE. The museum will be electrified with glowing dances, laser magic tricks, projections, LED sculptures, and interactive digital art. INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES: Astro Botanicals with Stanton Clark are inflatable space plants shaped like classical ornamental flowers with a blooming […]


GLOW: Fire Night

October 17, 2015
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

*This is a two day festival. GLOW: Digital Art night is Friday October 16th.* Purchase Advance Tickets HERE. Cooper Street and Abbott Square will be glowing with fire dancing, flaming fire art sculptures, radiating music and dancing in the streets. Local fire artists will show their latest burning man creations of fire art that will ignite […]


Sugar Skulls Workshop

October 30, 2015
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a workshop of festive fun here at the MAH! Create sugary sweet tokens with family and friends in remembrance of those who have passed. In this traditional Mexican Folk Art workshop, participants will have the opportunity to make and decorate sugar skulls to bring home […]


Día de los Muertos Community Festival

November 1, 2015
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We remember our dead loved ones as larger than life. Let’s celebrate that with a Día de los Muertos festival bigger than anything the MAH has done in the past. That means the festival is so big we split it into two halves AND have teamed up with Vive Oaxaca to make this happen: we’ll […]


3rd Friday: Winterpalooza

December 18, 2015
4:00 am – 8:00 pm

Here’s what Santa Cruz winter brings: rain, farmers’ markets that close early, weird off-season tourists, no peace from the holiday train to Roaring Camp. Santa Cruz winter does not bring snow. Or super cold weather. That means we don’t get to indulge in the wonderfully wintry activities people with ice and snow have…until now. Join […]

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