CommonGround: A Festival of Place-Inspired, Outdoor Work

Explore the creative terrain of CommonGround, the MAH's new biennial festival

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August 6, 2021 - January 2, 2022

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Art Forum
3rd Floor

Developed in partnership with Santa Cruz-based skateboard company NHS, this exhibition will highlight the largest collection of Jim Phillips studio art, largely unseen since 1984.

Debuting at the MAH, will launch the worldwide tour of this exhibition which will travel throughout 2021.

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