About the MAH

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) is a thriving community gathering place that offers rotating 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

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CAC Administrators of Color Fellow

Eric Mora

Eric Mora (he/him) was born in Salinas, CA, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University. He is currently a Master of Public Administration candidate at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS),…
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Director of Exhibitions & Programs

Marla Novo

Marla Novo (she/her) earned a Master of Arts in Art History from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from UC Santa Cruz. She has over 25 years of experience curating exhibitions at non-profit institutions as…
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Private Events Manager

Claudia Oblea

Claudia Oblea (she/her) graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a bachelor's degree in Art and Psychology. During her time at the MAH, she leads Private Rentals and helps plan events from business gatherings to weddings and leads conversations…
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Marketing Coordinator

Bianca Curiel

Bianca Curiel (she/her) is a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York with a BBA in Strategic Design and Management. She is a multidisciplinary designer and creative, skilled in design concept and strategy for branding, marketing,…
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Graphics & Content Creator

Michaela Clark-Nagaoka

Michaela Clark-Nagaoka (she/her) takes the scenic route through life which included earning her BA degree in three different locations: the east coast, southern California and on a boat in the Atlantic ocean. After graduating she moved…
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Executive Director

Robb Woulfe

Robb Woulfe (he/him) grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota and still has the accent to prove it. In his role, he is responsible for providing vision, leadership, and strategic direction for the organization, which includes identifying…
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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.