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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 […]

The Cultivators, 2000, Samuel Dunson, Oil on Canvas

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 […]

Free First Friday

Free First Friday

April 1, 2016
10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Join us for a Free First Friday with extended hours from 11am-9pm. Every 1st Friday of the month, enjoy live music, an all ages art activity, artist and history talks, and a MAH Bar.

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Qing Ming Evergreen Cemetery Chinese Memorial Clean Up and Work Day

April 2, 2016
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

*Please note that this event is not at the MAH, but at Evergreen Cemetery across from Harvey West Park. Make your mark and restore local Chinese history. Join the Evergreen Restoration Committee in a work day to celebrate the Chinese cultural holiday of Qing Ming. Qing Ming is about honoring the departed spirits of your […]

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