John Babcock
Artist Talk

Friday, August 8th
7-9PM | FREE

Join us for a special talk with 2014 Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year. John will speak about his work as a documentation of feeling, emotional responses to an idea, as well as the act of making paper, the building of the medium from cellulose and water.

Learn more about the event here. Visit the exhibition in the 3rd floor Art Forum Gallery until October 26th.

Apply today for MAH Teen Program, 
Subjects to Change

Deadline to apply: Monday, August 18th
Picture this: You're working with over a dozen creative, passionate teens. You all want to make a difference in Santa Cruz County through art. And you actually do it

Apply for the second round of MAH Teen Program Subjects to Change. This program is geared for teenagers who want to make a difference in Santa Cruz County. We do this by raising awareness of community issues through collaborative arts and cultural experiences (think: arts for social change.) Hailed as a chronic group of doodlers who dig music, embrace creativity of all kinds, and are determined to not only make our community better, but want to get other teens involved...Subjects to Change-ers artfully redefine what it means to be a changemaker.

More information and applications can be found here. Applications are due Monday, August 18th.

Check out this 10 year old crushing a surprise performance
at First Friday

Free First Fridays at the MAH are a mixed bag of great music, all-ages art activities, and-- oh yeah, 3 floors of incredible free art to explore. Lily (a local 10-year-old performer) upped the ante for these festivals when she insisted on singing a song she wrote before Hod & the Helpers performed. Check out the video here, and more amazing pictures from First Friday here.

Join us next Free First Friday for the opening of brand new exhibition Making It: Chicano Artists from the Mexican Museum Collection on Friday, September 5th from 5-9PM.

Wanted: Tissue boxes, small tins

We're looking for rectangular tissue boxes and small mint/pill tins (i.e. altoid containers) to be used in art activities at 3rd Friday: Games & Folklore in August. Learn more about the event here. Donate them to the MAH and drop them off at the front desk during museum hours. 

Don't have small tins or tissue boxes but still want to give us stuff? Check out our ongoing Wishlist

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Tuesday – Sunday:
11am – 5pm

Open late until 9pm every Friday

705 Front Street
Downtown Santa Cruz

$5 adults
$3 students and seniors
FREE for MAH members

Current Exhibitions

Poets, Symbols
& Songs

John Babcock, 2014 Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year
August 1- October 26

We put our stories down on paper. What stories can paper tell us? John Babcock explores a range of handmade paper work, from vibrant sculptures of folded paper to large, brightly-pigmented pieces. 3rd floor. More.

Crossing Cultures: Belle Yang, A Story of Immigration
June 6- August 24

Picture a map of your life. Where are you going, and where have you been? Belle Yang traces her path through vibrant paintings, illustrations and graphic novels about her experience as a Chinese American immigrant in Santa Cruz County. 2nd floor. More.

Where the Redwoods Meet the Sea: A History of Santa Cruz County and its People

The Museum’s installation is devoted to a thematic and topical interpretation of county history, from its earliest days to its more recent past. 2nd Floor History Gallery.  More.

Mary and Harry Blanchard Sculpture Garden

The Mary and Harry Blanchard Sculpture Garden is a new exhibition space designed to showcase outdoor sculpture from the Museum’s permanent collection. 3rd Floor. More.

Ongoing Programs

Evergreen Cemetery

This lush and historic resource is the final resting place for the men and women who shaped Santa Cruz. MAH volunteers and staff have been engaged in a major restoration effort to preserve this historic resource to the community. Get involved here.

Explore our Wishlist.
The MAH wants your stuff! Check out our ongoing Wishlist here. 

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