About the MAH

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) is a thriving community gathering place that offers a full slate of art and history exhibitions, visual and performing artworks, public festivals, education and outreach programs, and cultural celebrations in collaboration with our many partners.

Our vision is to ignite shared experiences and unexpected connections that enrich our community.

To achieve that, our mission is to bring people together through art and local history to explore our diverse cultures. We are guided by the following values:

• Engagement & Collaboration
• Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility
• Innovation & Experimentation
• Excellence & Rigor
• Accountability, Integrity & Responsibility

Read MAH 2026, our latest strategic plan.

A portrait in numbers

These statistics paint an interesting picture of the MAH. Get the full view by reading our 2020-21 Annual Report.

Visitors

17,000

2011

95,000

2020

Budget

$700K

2011

$1.8 Mil.

2020

Events

25

2011

600

2020

The People of the MAH

Isabella Bradley
Featured Team Member

Guest Services Representative

Isabella Bradley

Isabella Bradley (she/her) is a recent graduate of UC Santa Cruz, where she studied History of Art and Visual Culture and Anthropology. She is passionate about art, film, music, and archives, and is excited to synthesize a few of her…
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Joaquin Rice
Featured Team Member

Guest Services Representative

Joaquin Rice

Joaquin Rice (he/him) was born and raised in Los Angeles, but has lived in Santa Cruz for the past three years. He is currently a senior at UCSC studying History of Art and Visual Culture, and is excited to have the opportunity to develop…
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Featured Team Member

Education Coordinator

Oscar Paz

Oscar Paz (he/him) was born and raised in the land of eternal spring, Guatemala, and brings his passion for teaching to the MAH. Before coming to the MAH, Oscar was teaching Spanish here in Santa Cruz. During weekdays, you can catch him…
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Sarah Fisher
Featured Team Member

Guest Services Representative

Sarah Fisher

Sarah Fisher (they/them) came from the East Bay and is currently a UCSC student in their last year studying history of art and visual culture with interests in contemporary arts. They are also an artists who enjoys the acrylic, pen,…
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Featured Team Member

Guest Services Representative

Litzy Mozqueda-Franyutti

Litzy Mozqueda-Franyutti (she/her) is a queer Latina and community is a big part of her life. Being surrounded by people who guide and support her is what she values most, and the MAH has offered just that. Growing up in Watsonville CA,…
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Featured Team Member

Guest Services & Volunteer Coordinator

Myles Morgan

Myles Morgan (he/him) was born in Los Angeles and had spent time living, working and exploring various cities in the south and on east coast before returning to California and landing in Santa Cruz. Myles has previously worked in the field…
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Our History

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The Evolution of the MAH

From our humble beginnings to the dynamic space we are today, the MAH has adapted to meet the needs of Santa Cruz County.

Dig into our history of partnerships, perseverance, and resilience to discover how we became one of the country's most creative and forward-thinking community museums.

Work at the MAH

Join the crew behind Santa Cruz County’s most creative events, exhibitions, and partnerships. Check out job opportunities or apply to be a volunteer or intern today.