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Día de los Muertos Community Festival

November 1, 2014
3:00 pm – 7:00 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: we’ll start at the museum with facepainting and dance, and move on […]

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. Some say California prisons are inhumane. Overcrowded. Some say they’re necessary. What about the artists inside of them? Join us for the opening of The Cell and the Sanctuary: Art and Incarceration in the 3rd Floor Art Forum Gallery. […]

Pop Up Museum; Agricultural History

November 8, 2014
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Plants are alive. Their history in Santa Cruz could use a little work. Bring Santa Cruz’ agricultural history to life in this Pop Up Museum held in collaboration with the Agricultural History Project. Bring your stories, old tools, gardening tips, and join the community-wide conversation. A Pop Up Museum is a temporary exhibit created by […]


3rd Friday: Radical Craft Night

November 21, 2014
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Radical Craft Night is a festival of weird, non-traditional crafts in Santa Cruz. It’s a night of hands-on activities and live demonstrations from the best local artists showing you their craft. We’re just hoping the live sheep doesn’t get too offended by the taxidermy on the 3rd floor. Not kidding on that last sheepy part. […]

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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