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Looking Ahead: Exhibitions Opening in 2021

Ah, 2020... You made us adapt, pivot, and begin many projects anew. However, you also created space for our first 100% virtual exhibition, Queer Santa Cruz, a large-scale Irene Juarez O'Connel mural outside, Motion Pacific dancing in the Secret Garden, history displays in downtown storefronts, downloadable educational resources, Abi Mustapha using our gallery as a private studio, and a host of new resources and information celebrating Día de los Muertos with Senderos.

While we remain optimistic about what 2021 holds, here is a sneak peek of the exhibitions you can begin to look forward to upon the museum reopening our doors in the new year.

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In These Uncertain Times

Opening Winter 2021

Showcasing the creativity and resilience of Santa Cruz County’s response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, this exhibition will coincide with the MAH's reopening in early 2021. Through community-sourced artwork, individual stories, and objects from the MAH’s history collection, In These Uncertain Times will explore the ways that creativity and community can support us through times of uncertainty.



Opening Spring 2021

Exploring those personal, intimate connections we can find with art, Conexiónes invites Latinx collaborators from across Santa Cruz County to be community curators. Folks from across the County will be selecting artworks from the Museum of Latin American Art’s (MOLA) collection and sharing how the artwork relates to their heritage, culture, and lived experiences.

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Lost & Found

Opening Summer 2021

History was made in the Summer of 2020 when the CZU Lightning Complex Fire burned more than 80,000 acres, led to the evacuation of more than 60,000 people, and the destruction of over 900 homes. Lost & Found will showcase the voices, stories, and art that came from a public-call out to the communities impacted as we recognize the resilience of Santa Cruz County.

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Opening Late Spring 2021

Did you know the MAH is turning 25 in 2021? As part of the host of happenings in celebration of our silver anniversary, the exhibition Twenty-Five will feature art and artifacts picked from the MAH's permanent collection that corresponds to each of the 25 years we've been open.

Support the MAH

Join us in bringing these exhibitions to life and help us kick off our next 25 years by making a gift or becoming a MAH Member.


Santa Cruz Speed Wheels

Opening Summer 2021

Celebrating the surrealist, eye-popping work by Jim Phillips, creator of the Screaming Hand, Santa Cruz Speed Wheels at the MAH will kick off a global tour of the exhibition. Developed in partnership with NHS the exhibition will hold the largest collection of Phillip's work with pieces largely unseen since the 1980s.

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RedBall Santa Cruz

Tuesday, June 8 - Sunday, June 13, 2021

Discover, track down, and pose alongside the inflatable mobile sculpture by artist Kurt Perschke. Through a mixture of vision and wit, the RedBall will be squeezing into different locations throughout Santa Cruz County. From bridges to alleyways, the Redball fills those mundane, overlooked places with whimsy and possibility.

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Do You Know My Name?

Opening Online Winter of 2020 & In-Person Fall 2021

Get to know the overlooked, hidden, and relatable histories of the people of Santa Cruz County from the 19th century to today. Pulling from the MAH publication by the same name, Do You Know My Name?, uncover the stories of ordinary people who never made the news, never rose to fame, yet overcame adversity to find fulfillment in art, invention, or community.

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Ocean of Light: Submergence

Opening Fall 2021

Step inside an immersive and interactive installation of lights, sounds, and movement created by U.K.-based digital arts collective Squidsoup. Opening inside the Museum, Ocean of Light will kick off the MAH's new four-day art, sound, and digital-culture festival, Frequency.

See something you're extra excited about? Let us know! Tag us on social media @santacruzmah with your favorite upcoming exhibition.

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