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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, performances at 6PM and 8PM and an art activity for all ages in the classroom. Tonight will feature our current Participatory Performing Artist in Resident, Gerald Casel and his performance, Home is. […]


3rd Friday: Winterpalooza

December 19, 2014
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Every 3rd Friday we collaborate with community members on participatory art and history events for all ages. This month’s theme is all about Winter. Join us for the opening of the toy trains exhibit, make wintery crafts and buy any last minute holiday gifts from our Teen Art Market hosted by Subjects to Change. Don’t […]

Holi Festival

April 4, 2015
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Rain or Shine! What better way to celebrate Spring’s abundant colors than with a shower of pigmented powder? Come rejoice at our Holi Festival,  a Hindu tradition that marks the arrival of Spring by sharing  joy, community, and vibrant colors. Get the chance to throw gulual, the holy colored powder, and dance to  bhangra beats. Wearing […]

3rd Friday: Race Through Time

July 17, 2015
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ready. Set. GO!!!!— to the MAH for Race Through Time, a thrilling around-the-town scavenger hunt that will get you whizzing through Santa Cruz history, while biking or walking down sunny streets with friends and competitors.  Organized by the Museum of Art & History, Race Through Time is back and better this year with a biking and walking component, daring new […]

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