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Wed, Dec 09, 2020

Tour Downtown Pop-up Displays

We have some exciting new exhibits popping up around town. Starting December 7th

Now on View Downtown

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Community is Collective Care

Outdoor Exhibit at the MAH | On view until July 25, 2021

Stroll through this outdoor exhibition to imagine individual and collective pathways toward healing with artist Irene Juárez O’Connell.

O’Connell's mural 'Sana, Sana: We Heal Together' features six community members with objects that represent healing for each of them.

She shares, "I selected six figures who I have had the privilege to meet and who I consider bring healing in some way to the community or are embodying or practicing a version of healing that doesn’t often get portrayed in dominant media. [...] I wanted to make sure that each of the people portrayed had a chance to have their story told."

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1918 Influenza History Exhibit

Window Displays on Walnut Avenue | On view through January 15th

Created in partnership with the Downtown Association of Santa Cruz visit two pop-up window displays highlighting Santa Cruz County's first pandemic experience – the 1918 influenza.

The displays showcase objects from the MAH's archive, including Mary Ann True's December 6th, 1918 diary entry detailing how “everything shut uptight" as flu cases increased around town. Blown up in size, the diary entry acts as a mask covering a large caricature made out of empty respirator boxes.

Presented as part of our upcoming exhibition, In These Uncertain Times, the two neighboring displays are on view now at 119 & 121 Walnut Ave in Downtown Santa Cruz.

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Bright Spots: In These Uncertain Times

Window Display | Opens Monday, December 15th

Created in partnership with the Downtown Association of Santa Cruz, local artist and the MAH's Learning & Engagement Manager, Jamie Keil, shares how art has been her bright spot in these troubled times. The joyful window display highlight snippets of her art journal, inviting you to share your #brightspots of 2020.

The display is also part of the upcoming exhibition, In These Uncertain Times, and is on view at 1389 Pacific Avenue.

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