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Past Exhibitions


Día de los Muertos Community Ofrenda: October 11th-November 30th

1st Floor Lezin Gallery This interactive exhibit invites members of the community to remember and honor loved ones who have passed on by bringing a photograph, memento or special object to place on our communal Day of the Dead altar.

Ester Hernandez

Making It: Chicano Artists from the Mexican Museum Collection: September 5 – November 30, 2014

2nd Floor Solari Gallery Exitoso! How do you measure success? This is a tough question for anyone to answer. For artists from marginalized backgrounds, the question is especially fraught. Is success being accepted or standing out? On whose terms? Carlos Almaraz, Enrique Chagoya, Rupert García, Carmen Lomas Garza, Gronk, Ester Hernandez, Patssi Valdez, and John […]

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Poets, Symbols and Songs: August 1, 2014-October 26, 2014

3rd Floor Art Forum Each year, the County of Santa Cruz honors an incredible creative leader who has made a significant impact in our community. We put our stories down on paper. What stories does paper tell us? 2014 Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year John Babcock will share a range of handmade paper work, […]


The Nomadic Labyrinth: May 16 – June 1, 2014

THE NOMADIC LABYRINTH Paz de la Calzada May 16th – June 1st Located in the MAH Atrium The Nomadic Labyrinth is an interactive public art project that consists of a large scale labyrinth sculpture of precisely cut carpet. This mobile ongoing project not only explores the integration of drawing and architecture, but serve as a […]


Shadow Play

1st Floor Lezin Gallery When was the last time you went swimming in a museum? Dive into Shadow Play in our first floor Lezin Gallery to create your own underwater scenes of marine magic and deep-sea mystery. Set the stage for a  gathering of sea turtles and ships by making their cut-outs swim in front of  a […]