Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

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Santa Cruz Museum
of Art and History
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Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History is located in California
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
Location within California
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History is located in the US
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (the US)
Established1996
Location705 Front Street (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz, California
Coordinates36°58′28″N 122°01′32″W / 36.974476°N 122.025451°W / 36.974476; -122.025451
TypeArt and history
DirectorNina Simon
Websitehttp://www.santacruzmah.org

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) is a nonprofit educational institution in Santa Cruz, California, located at the downtown McPherson Center. Its mission is to ignite shared experiences and unexpected connections, using art and history to build a stronger, more connected community.[1]

About[edit]

The art collection is successor to the Santa Cruz County Museum of Art (founded in 1982). The history collection of the museum is successor to the Santa Cruz Historical Society (founded in 1954). History holdings include a permanent local Monterey Bay Area history gallery, research library and archive. The history collection has over 7,000 items, with collection guides viewable online.[2]

The Museum includes a history publications arm, established by the Fred D. McPherson Jr. Publications Fund.[3] Publications include periodic issues of the Santa Cruz County History Journal (eight issues as of January, 2016), other local history books, and an Online History Journal.[4]

The Museum operates the Abbott Square community plaza and three historical structures/sites: Evergreen Cemetery, Davenport Jail, and the Octagon Building.[5][6][7] Many community programs are designed by, with, and for community members in Santa Cruz County.[6]

The current executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History is Nina Simon, serving the role since 2011.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MAH: About us". Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  2. ^ History Collection Guides
  3. ^ History Publications
  4. ^ Online History Journal
  5. ^ Historic Sites
  6. ^ a b "Sleepovers? Feminist tours? Custom beer? Museums get creative to engage new audiences". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  7. ^ "Santa Cruz's buzzy new Abbott Square". The Mercury News. 2018-08-05. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  8. ^ Peithman Stock, Lynn (2015-07-29). "Silicon Valley 40 Under 40 2015: Nina Simon". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2018-08-29.

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