Year-End Giving Campaign

Please consider a gift to the MAH’s 2021 year-end campaign, either by purchasing or renewing a membership or making a donation today.

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Opening Doors. Creating Space.

The MAH needs your support to open eyes, minds, and hearts.

After a year of uncertainty, we are thrilled to have opened our doors once again.

We hope you get a chance to enjoy our newest exhibitions—from the community-sourced Out of the Ashes and dazzling Ocean of Light: Submergence to Queer Santa Cruz, which documents the history, contributions, and impact of our LGBTQ+ community. We also hope you enjoyed our recent outdoor programming, including last summer’s RedBall Project, Beyond the Grave series, and Frequency festival.

Made possible by support and collaboration from colleagues, donors, and partners, these inventive offerings help us breathe new life into our cultural scene and public spaces—which we believe is more important than ever as we navigate the pandemic, devising novel ways to reconnect and rebuild.

The MAH has been busy over the past year. We joined community stakeholders to write MAH 2026, a strategic plan that will be our roadmap for the next five years. We committed to a new mission to bring people together through art and local history to explore our diverse cultures. We celebrated our silver anniversary, representing 25 years of impact in Santa Cruz County.

Today we are proud to carry forth what our forebears started—by offering high-quality content and experiences that enrich the community with a deep understanding of our shared past, an appreciation for arts and culture, and collaborations around issues that matter. In this way, we contribute to the vibrancy and vitality of our city and county.

Moving forward, community support will be crucial to our success. We have an exciting lineup of projects in 2022, including a slate of dynamic exhibitions and special events. We greatly appreciate your involvement, and welcome any and all input as to how we can best serve you.

To support the MAH’s work, please consider a financial contribution if you can, either by purchasing a membership or making a donation. Your gift, at any level, will make a difference. Our sincerest thanks to those of you who have already generously given.

The MAH is open. Not only our doors—but our institution. We are open-minded, open-hearted, and open to all people. Come find your space with us.

MAH's Case for Support
Learn more about our story, our vision and mission, what we are doing today, and where we would like to go in the future.
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