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© Institute For Figuring’s Crochet Coral Reef project, 2005–ongoing.

Crochet Coral Reef : Featured Exhibit

One of the largest participatory art and science projects in the world has come to Santa Cruz – Mathematics, marine biology, art, and community merge beautifully in the ever-evolving handcrafted Crochet Coral Reef exhibition. The Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA-CO2LA Ocean exhibition was pioneered by sisters Margaret and Christine Wertheim and their Los Angeles-based organization, the Institute […]

Artisans Gallery

Give Art: 5 Galleries Selling Local Creativity

This holiday season, celebrate and support our creative Santa Cruz community by giving the gift of local art. Visit one of these 5 galleries where you can browse and buy from troves of artwork handmade by our many resident artists: THOMAS GALLERY AT THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN ARTS CENTER The Thomas Gallery in Ben Lomond […]

Santa Cruz Collects, 2016.

Santa Cruz Collects: Featured Exhibit

The Museum of Art and History has proven that personal collections represent more than just a fun hobby – they are tangible impressions of identity, experience, and creativity. On view in the MAH’s 2nd floor Solari Gallery, the exhibition Santa Cruz Collects presents fascinating collections belonging to 22 local people and institutions. Visitors can learn […]

Judy Foreman's Memorial Retrospective - R. Blitzer Gallery.

Judy’s Cabinet of Dada Curiosities and More – R. Blitzer Gallery

In 1916, a group of pacifist and anti-hierarchical Europeans gathered in Zurich, and as a reaction to World War I, generated Dada – an artistic and literary movement that questioned society and challenged the concept of art. To celebrate the centennial of Dadaism, three local galleries have brought together whimsical works from a collection of modern […]

Screaming Hand exhibit at the MAH.

Screaming Hand Exhibit at the MAH

Santa Cruz surf and skate lifestyle has been an internationally recognised treasure, and when combined with our local art culture, this city has generated surf and skate artwork unlike anywhere else. One of the most prestigious artists specializing in this genre who has inspired surf and skate art for the past five decades is local resident Jim Phillips. […]