Want to Co-Create an Exhibition on a Hot Issue? Introducing the Community Issue Exhibition Toolkit

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We partnered with foster youth, former foster youth, artists, and community advocates to create an exhibition that used art to spark action on issues facing foster youth. The lessons I learned from Lost Childhoods are at the heart of the OF/BY/FOR ALL project we're building now. Through Lost Childhoods , we saw youth step into their power. design exhibition inclusion Museum of Art and History ofbyforall

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Five Reasons to Come to MuseumCamp 2017

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Dear friends, We're about a month from the deadline to apply for MuseumCamp 2017 at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH). A month before MuseumCamp, the MAH is opening a new exhibition, Lost Childhoods , co-developed with foster youth, youth advocates, and artists in our community. Artists are striving to follow their direction to beautiful ends. At MuseumCamp, we'll pull back the curtain on Lost Childhoods' process and product.


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How Do You Inspire Visitors to Take Action After They Leave?

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This month, we opened a new exhibition at the MAH, Lost Childhoods: Voices of Santa Cruz County Foster Youth and Foster Youth Museum (brief video clip from opening night here ). This exhibition is a big accomplishment for us because it incorporates multiple ways we push boundaries at the MAH: we co-designed it with 100+ community partners (C3) , including artists, foster youth, and youth advocates, with youth voices driving the project from big idea to install to programming.

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The Field Museum Store offers gifts for those interested in science and cultural, natural, and human history. Jude Children’s Research Hospital continue to treat and defeat childhood cancer and other deadly diseases.

Ze Frank Takes Over (My) Museum

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I get excited about a lot of things in my work at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. That's how I felt when artist Ze Frank got in touch to talk about a potential museum exhibition to explore a physical site/substantiation for his current online video project, A Show (s ee minute 2:20, above). Ze Frank is a participatory artist who creates digital projects that are explicitly about creating and enhancing authentic interpersonal connections.

Designing Interactives for Adults: Put Down the Dayglow

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The common museum knowledge on this issue is that adults are timid, that we have lost some of the wonder, impulsiveness, and active creativity of childhood days. We've been trying to actively combat this at The Museum of Art & History (MAH) in Santa Cruz. We're showing an installation by artist Shelby Graham which features beautiful photographs of butterflies juxtaposed with images of the bombing of Japan in World War II. Museum of Art and History design interactives

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth


Whether quietly spearheading some of the world's most groundbreaking scientific and medical research or not-so-quietly leading revolutions on the battlefield, our history is ripe with stories of ferocious, adventurous, enlightened, and persistent women. In celebration of Women's History Month, we wanted to share some of these sheroic tales and introduce you to young women who are carrying the torch forward today. she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero.

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Mobile Storytelling: An Evolving Story


As of Febuary 2011 however, they have added a feature that goes a step beyond: streetview history. Historians can narrate stories of a city’s development or you can tell your own story of fond childhood memories. Interactive artist, Jonathan Harris is an amazing story teller. " Recently, overcoming a freak October snowstorm in Washington DC, I went to the National Museum of the American Indian , and then to the National Museum of American History.