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Beehive Collective at the MAH in 2013

Beehive Collective: “Sucked Dry: Examining Drought and Privatization from Mesoamérica to California”

October 23, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

California is in the midst of an historic drought, the most severe the region has had in the last 500 years. This water crisis has devastated resources, with several communities facing the prospect of running dry. A number of projects advocating infrastructure development such as the BDCP and Prop 1 have been proposed as solutions for the state, but are […]

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. From 5-9pm, join us in the classroom for an all-ages mandala art activity connected to our upcoming exhibition, The Cell and the Sanctuary: Art and Incarceration.    

Pop Up Museum; Agricultural History

November 8, 2014
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A Pop Up Museum is a temporary exhibit created by the people who show up to participate. It works by choosing a theme and location, and inviting people to bring something on topic to share. It can happen anytime, anywhere, and with any community. This Pop Up Museum, held in collaboration with the Agricultural History Project, invites […]


3rd Friday: Radical Craft Night

November 21, 2014
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Radical Craft Night  3rd Friday is back at the MAH! Challenge your traditional notions of craft: Come aboard artist Wed Mode’s handcrafted “shanty boat,” and learn about his adventurous project: A Secret History of American River People. A Secret History of American River People is a journey to discover, present, and connect the lost narratives of people who […]

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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