Director’s Letter 02 Vision, Mission & Values .......................................06 About the MAH 08 Assets & Spaces ............................................................... 11 Programming Framework 14 Core Narratives .............................................................. 16 Governance & Structure ...................................... 20 Board of Trustees ....................................................... 22 Management Team..................................................... 23 2021–22 Highlights ................................................... 26 By the Numbers ............................................................. 30 Financial Health ............................................................. 32 Strategic Plan .................................................................. 36 The Future .......................................................................... 42 Fun Facts .............................................................................. 46 Contributors 50 Acknowledgments ...................................................... 62 Contents SANTA CRUZ MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY 01
• Completed year one of our strategic plan. We focused on the three overarching strategies—which honor the MAH’s exemplary past and advance its vision and mission—and accomplished specific tactical work within them in the areas of programs, people, and practices. Ultimately, we reached or exceeded a number of our first-year targets.
• Introduced new content, programming, and collection highlights. We launched a new residency program in which artists and historians share our space and resources to produce newly commissioned work. We debuted our new biennial festival series with Frequency—a 4-day, mostly free festival of light, sound, and digital culture in and around the museum—and presented a full schedule of exhibitions, performances, and other special events throughout the year.
• Fueled our local creative economy. Through commissions, residencies, and other opportunities, we invested over $100,000—more than a third of our annual programming budget—in Santa Cruz County-based artists, writers, curators, designers, fabricators, production personnel, and other members of the creative sector. We This year, we worked to refresh and enliven the MAH indoors and out.
We began 2021-22 with ambitious plans— to increase engagement and retention through innovative, time-tested programs that attract audiences, engage community, and spark connections; to deepen relationships and collaboration through mutually beneficial partnerships that leverage resources and expertise to benefit the public; and to build resilience and capacity through streamlined practices in all areas of management and operations. These three strategies are at the core of our new strategic plan, based on which we undertook a number of major initiatives, dedicating ourselves with great sincerity and perseverance. We are proud to report the year’s successes. In 2021-22 the MAH:
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• Scaled up technological capacity. We launched a multi-year effort to digitize the museum’s archives. We hope to be a model for how to preserve and increase access to research materials, particularly collections that feature LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities.
• Aligned with key stakeholders and constituencies. Recognizing the need to focus attention on some important relationships in order to achieve our long-term goals, we developed and deepened our work with community nonprofits and businesses, and expanded our collaborations with UC Santa Cruz, CSU Monterey Bay, and other academic institutions.
• Inspired greater community support. We had considerable growth in individual giving this year, with gains in revenue, new and returning donors, retention, and the size and number of gifts. Our membership program saw a year-over-year increase, with renewal rates exceeding 70%.
• Secured new funding. We received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Institute of Museum and Library Services, California Humanities, California State Library, and more. We continue to build our grants pipeline by actively pursuing opportunities focused
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believe in the value of cultural workers and their right to fair compensation.
• Extended our reach and impact. We increased paid attendance, digital engagement, and institutional visibility overall through higher profile exhibitions, large-scale public installations, and compelling content, experiences, and campaigns. We are proud to share that we earned the highest admission revenue in the museum’s history this past fiscal year.
• Improved effectiveness.management
on program development, capacity building, and collaborative initiatives.
We have also implemented an expanded fundraising strategy to engage new and legacy supporters.
We strengthened organizational infrastructure and policy frameworks, updated and restated governing documents, and streamlined institutional practices. We have also made great progress on bettering internal systems, processes, and procedures that will enable our institution to grow and prosper.
The MAH is proud to play a central role in Santa Cruz County’s thriving creative industries. Located in the downtown center of Santa Cruz, our museum sits at the crossroads of arts, culture, business, and economic development. As a center for humanities and interdisciplinary work, we bring art, history, and cultural experiences to diverse audiences. As a center for business and commerce, we use creative practice to promote place identity, enhance livability, grow engagement, drive tourism, and invigorate the entrepreneurial ecosystem. As a center for community and exchange, we cultivate ideas, amplify voices, encourage reciprocity, and inspire Ultimately,innovation. however, the MAH is about celebrating the human experience. By offering forums for a wide range of creative expression and subject matter, along with space to collaborate, create, research, and explore, we provide our residents and guests with unique opportunities to celebrate our humanity through shared, real-time experiences— connecting us to our inner artists and storytellers, to one another, and to the world beyond.
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“The exhibition marks a high-profile collaboration between the Museum of Art & History and UC Santa Cruz’s Institute of the Arts & Sciences.”
—Lookout Santa Cruz, on Strange Weather
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We deliver interactive, educational, and entertaining opportunities through our numerous partnerships, encouraging participation in the creative and learning process.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility
We respect individuals from all backgrounds and identities, with diverse life experiences, and acknowledge our connectedness, commonalities, and shared humanity.
ToMissionbringpeopletogether through art and local history to explore our diverse cultures.
Innovation & Experimentation
We challenge assumptions, explore various perspectives, and test new ideas to create experiences that are bold, unconventional, and thought-provoking.
Excellence & Rigor
We pride ourselves on professionalism, artistic excellence, historical accuracy, and meaningful social impact. Accountability, Integrity & Responsibility We recognize that transparency and careful stewardship of resources are essential to our operations, and cultivate an empowered workforce and board that share this fiscal responsibility. CRUZ
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ToVisionigniteshared experiences and unexpected connections that enrich our community.
ToValuesachieveourvision and mission, we are guided by the following values: Engagement & Collaboration
theAboutMAHTheSantaCruzMuseumofArt&History (MAH) was founded in 1996 to promote a greater understanding of contemporary art and the history of Santa Cruz County.
The MAH is well-known for pioneering the “participatory museum,” in which a broad spectrum of partners and community members develop exhibitions around important community issues. We are proud of our reputation as one of the most creative and forward-thinking community museums in the country. Now under the leadership of executive director Robb Woulfe, we continue that level of engagement in recognition of the value in co-creating projects. At the same time, we are committed to producing and cultivating meaningful, high quality, place-based work that animates and enlivens the MAH as well as public spaces throughout Santa Cruz County. With strong support from our community collaborators and new partnerships yet to be formed, we are confident the MAH will not only uphold its reputation as a cultural and social innovator, but serve as a model for other museums to emulate.
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Today we are a thriving community gathering place that offers a full slate of rotating art and history exhibitions, visual and performing artworks, public festivals, education and outreach programs, and cultural celebrations in collaboration with our many partners. We maintain a permanent collection of regionally significant art and artifacts, a research library, historical archive, and historic sites including Evergreen Cemetery, the Octagon Building, and Davenport Jail. We are also home to Abbott Square, a vibrant public plaza on the museum’s doorstep that offers food, social events, and year-round creative happenings.
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The MAH has two permanent exhibition spaces: the History Gallery and the rooftop Blanchard Sculpture Garden. Three other galleries—Art Forum, Lezin, and Solari—offer rotating exhibitions that present artworks and artifacts reflective of the dynamism and diversity of Santa Cruz County. In addition, the MAH presents a series of public programs and educational activities.
The MAH maintains a research library, archives, and a curatorial collection. The art collection has more than 300 sculptures, paintings, and prints by California and greater Monterey Bay area artists. The history collection has more than 7,000 items, most of which are from the early 1900s with historical significance to Santa Cruz County.
Facility & Sites
The MAH itself is located in a privately owned building on Santa Cruz County property (the County leases the property to the MAH). Within it, there is approximately 8,000 square feet of exhibition/gallery space and 2,750 square feet for collections/archives. The MAH also operates three historic structures/sites: Evergreen Cemetery, Davenport Jail, and the Octagon Building. In addition, we manage the adjacent McPherson Center office building, which includes Abbott Square Market, as commercial rental property.
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“A COVID-19 themed project, Recordando Recuerdos, or Remembering Memories, seeks to honor those who lost their lives during the pandemic with colorful memorials created by the public.” —City on a Hill Press, on Día de los Muertos
Now offered online and onsite, our rotating exhibitions feature commissioned, co-created, and presented works by local, national, and international artists, as well as artwork and objects from our collection. Many are collaborations between the MAH and the community; others are organized by our visionary team of curators.
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Our new festivals showcase the MAH as a “museum without walls” through largescale sculptures, site-specific installations, social interventions, and live performances outdoors and in. These are curated around established themes, with the aim of uniting community through a shared sense of wonder and awe. The MAH offers a wide array of programs and activities for the community. To clarify and guide our programming going forward, we developed the following
These are our fundraisers and “friendraisers” that we host throughout the year as a way to raise both dollars and awareness for the MAH.
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The MAH is proud to have a large and diverse group of partners who spearhead this series of events and activities celebrating local culture, heritage, and tradition.
This is our program of ticketed lectures, concerts, and performances featuring local, national, and international talent, which we present in partnership with local collaborators.
We also offer engagement opportunities beyond the physical space of the MAH that include pop-up events, mobile exhibitions, community speaker programs, and other activities both offsite and online.
Education Program Our robust education program includes a variety of learning opportunities—from field trips, artist talks, guided tours, art camps, and hands-on classes to virtual learning—designed to enhance understanding of our exhibitions among all audiences, from school groups to visiting guests.
These areas of focus emphasize our sense of place, local identity, and collective history. Also seen as our spheres of impact, they help guide how programs and initiatives at the MAH are developed, curated, and organized, creating opportunities for cultural practitioners to collaborate, inspire, and elicit creative solutions that result in deep and lasting change. They include:
Because so much of our work is developed through the lens of community and public benefit, we identified core issues important to local citizens as a way to consciously embrace how art and history can integrate with and impact community life.
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Exploring the places where culture and environment intersect—sea level rise, natural resources, climate change, and equity. Interdisciplinary strategies to negotiate environmental issues. Memory & Place Looking back to look forward. Heritage, culture, and tradition. Movement, migration, and place. Institutional and collective memory. Storytelling. Regenerative Design & Cultural Activism Creation over consumption. Biomimicry, working with and through the land. Art that gives back—a tool for restoration, renewal, or revitalization. Advocating for long term public interest. Joy & Beauty Experiences that provide space to pause and imagine. Relief, reflection, escape. Stillness. Uncanniness. Consideration of the unknown. Inspiring wonder and awe. By recognizing issues and topics critical to the community’s future and situating or contextualizing our programs within those domains, we have opportunities to: 1) produce work that has strong local relevance; 2) engage a wide range of partners and collaborators; 3) develop a compelling case for support to attract funding; and 4) effect positive social change in Santa Cruz County and beyond.
Environmental Justice & Creative Ecologies
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Mental health, holistic healing, art and wilderness therapy. Access to care, building community, focusing on the needs of our most vulnerable. Connecting communities and resources.
Health & Wellness
“In the museum, the archive appeared small at first... but it became clear that the collection was quite vast, a sweeping array of objects spanning time and place." —The New Yorker, on Beyond the World's End
The MAH is governed by a volunteer board of trustees who are committed to the museum’s legacy and its vision for the future. The board is comprised of a diverse group of local professionals, civic leaders, and community advocates whose primary responsibilities are to define strategic vision, develop policy, and ensure the financial viability of the organization. There is an executive committee made up of the president, vice president(s), secretary, and Thetreasurer.institution is managed by a professional team under the leadership of Executive Director Robb Woulfe. With collaboration as a core operating tenet, Woulfe and his team work with constituenciesbroad-basedincluding artists, historians, activists, business and community leaders, and other influencers to advance the MAH’s mission, strengthen partnerships, and cultivate new and existing community Roundingconnections.out the senior management team are Kevin Coullahan (Director of Operations & Facilities), Marla Novo (Director of Exhibitions & Programs), Nikki Patterson (Director of Development & Communications), and Hans Wuerfmannsdobler (Director of Finance & Administration). A staff of full- and part-time employees along with contractors and service providers complete the organizational structure. More than 100 volunteers contribute thousands of hours annually in all operational areas.
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—City on a Hill Press, on Out of the Ashes
“Rather than using technical terms and numbers, the exhibition humanizes the fires. Burnt objects are scattered around the room, inviting the audience to get closer to the victims. The purpose is to bring people’s life memories, both before and during the fire, to the forefront.”
FY22 Roster Freny Cooper President Jose F. Gonzalez Vice President Anni Lai Secretary Lacy Rieber Treasurer Jasmine Alinder Allison Amadia Terry Ballantyne Brezsny Rob Blitzer Rob JorianJonSerenaMeilinGeorgeIreneStephFrankDarrowHaydenJacobsJuarezO’ConnellNewellObinataRiveraSiskWilkins Standing Committees NominatingFinanceDevelopmentDEIAAuditExecutive& Governance Strategic Planning Supporting Committees Collections Management Davenport Jail Evergreen Cemetery Historic PublicationsLandmark ofBoardTrustees 22 ANNUAL REPORT 2022 The MAH recognizes and thanks former trustees Antonia Franco, Karlton E. Hester, and Joanne Sanchez for their contributions in FY22.
Director of Operations & Facilities Marla
Myles Morgan Guest Services & Volunteer
Leea Kramer Events Coordinator Laurel Maxwell Guest Services
Systems Coordinator Oscar
Natalie Jenkins Preparator & Technical
Virginia E. Howard Horan Lloyd, Attorney Hutchinson and Bloodgood Auditor Angela Knightley Design Support
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Erica Davis Grant Writer
& Projects Manager
The MAH recognizes and thanks former staff members Helen Aldana, Ezra Bowen, Jeff Caplan, Michaela Clark-Nagaoka, Paul Conte, Bianca Curiel, Jamie Keil, Sarah Lynn, Claudia Oblea, Jennifer Villegas-Naranjo, Wyatt Young, and Robert Zamora for their contributions in FY22. We also gratefully acknowledge all of our residents, fellows, and interns for their work in FY22.
Rob Ojeda Paz Education Rice Guest Services
Robb Woulfe Coullahan Novo
Staff (as of 7/2022)
Patterson Director of Development & Communications Hans
Guest Services Representative
Victoria May Design Support
Chris Miller Launch Brigade, IT Consultant Andrew O’Keefe Amotion, Media Consultant
Director of Exhibitions & Programs
Litzy Mozqueda-Franyutti Everett Ó Cillín
&ContractorsServiceProviders Alrightco Accounting Services Karen Bush Consulting Database Support
Director of Finance & Administration Madeleine Bennett Guest Services Representative Isabella Bradley Guest Services Representative Jenna Clancy Membership Coordinator Jessie Durant Archives & Library Coordinator Yvonne Feistman Guest Services Representative Sarah Fisher Guest Services Representative
Julie Lambert Lambert Group, HR Consultant Dexter Martin Translator & Interpreter
Executive Director Kevin
“This must-see museum is fun for all ages.” —San Francisco Chronicle
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Solari Gallery Freak Power: The Art of Hunter S. Thompson’s Political Movement May 27 –Sep 25, 2022 Art Forum Gallery 27
The Art of the Santa Cruz Speed Wheel Aug 6, 2021–Jan 2, 2022 Art Forum Gallery Do You Know My Name? Sep 3, 2021–Aug 21, 2023
MAH and Abbott Square Ocean of SubmergenceLight: Sep 16, 2021–Jan 2, 2022
Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship Exhibition Jan 21–Mar 20, 2022
Solari Gallery Art of AfricantheDiaspora Feb 4–Apr 10, 2022
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Through Jul 14, Garden Twenty-Five Through Jul 25, 2021 Forum Gallery Through Sep 5, 2021 Gallery al Futuro: Beach Sep 26, 2021 Gallery Out
Second Floor Landing Strange Weather: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His FoundationFamily Apr 14–Aug 14, 2022
AFrequency:Festivalof Light, Sound, & Digital Culture Sep 16–19, 2021
History Gallery Toy Trains Dec 2021 Atrium Atmosphere Jan 14–May 15, 2022 Art Forum Gallery
of the Ashes: Stories from the CZU ComplexLightningFires Jul 2, 2021–Jul 10, 2022 Lezin Gallery Audio Monuments Jul 24–Oct 23, 2021 Across Santa Cruz County
Solari Gallery Queer Santa Cruz Oct 1, 2021–Sep 24, 2023
FirstProgramsFridays Jul 2021–Jun 2022 Race Through Time Jul 2021 Celebramos en SocietiesComunidad:Light Jul 2021 (CoCo)ConversationCommunitySeries Jul–Aug 2021 Vax Up Santa Cruz Jul–Aug 2021 Blended Bridge Summer Series Jul–Sep 2021 A Year Ago ComplexonCommunitiesToday:ReflecttheCZULightningFires Aug 2021 Art Talk: Histories of the MexiCali Biennial Sep 2021 Evergreen at Dusk: Cemetery Tours Aug–Oct 2021 Art Talk: Histories of the MexiCali Biennial Sep 2021 Preschool Storytime Sep–Dec 2021 Black Queer Excellence BBQueer Workshop Oct 2021 Día de los Muertos Oct–Nov 2021 MAH & CemeteryEvergreen MAH Mixer Series Oct 2021–Apr 2022 Science on Tap Oct 2021–Jun 2022 History Forum Gala: Dolkas/Mertz Award Nov 2021 Late Night @ the MAH With Seized Up Nov 2021 Family Day Dec 2021 Art EnidTalk:Baxter-Ryce Jan 2022 Black History Month Film Series Feb 2022 Book Talk: WeRizzo-Martinez,MartinAreNotAnimals Mar 2022 Davenport Day Mar 2022 Nowrouz Celebration Mar 2022 Late Night @ the MAH With Motion Pacific Mar 2022 In Pour Taste: A Cocktail Series California Gold Rush Mar 2022 Qingming Community Workday Apr 2022 Evergreen Cemetery Beyond the Grave: A Multidisciplinary Series Apr 2022 Evergreen Cemetery History Forum Talk: A Sidewalk Companion to Santa Cruz Apr 2022 Art Talk: Leonardo Drew and Jordan D. Schnitzer Apr 2022 ANNUAL REPORT 2022 28
Watsonville is in the Heart: Digital Archive Launch & Community Talk Story Apr 2022 Art EdgarTalk:Heap of Birds May 2022 Santa Cruz County History Fair May 2022 Book Talk: Ralph Abraham, Hip Santa Cruz May 2022 Art Talk: Daniel Joseph Watkins and Bob Braudis May 2022 In Pour Taste: A Cocktail ProhibitionSeriesEra May 2022 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Festival May 2022 Family Day: Santa Cruz Pride Jun 2022 Juneteenth Trivia Jun 2022 London Nelson Cmty Cntr Amor en Aztlán III Jun 2022 Historias de Cultura: Oaxaca en Santa Cruz Jun 2022 History Forum Talk: Evergreen Cemetery Jun 2022 Late Night @ the MAH With TWDCC Jun 2022
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ABBOTT SQUARE MARKET • A.D. CLARKE • AMAH MUTSUN TRIBAL BAND • ARTS COUNCIL SANTA CRUZ COUNTY • ASPEN/SNOWMASS EXPRESS TRAVEL • BLENDED BRIDGE • CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL • CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS • CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION • CALIFORNIA HUMANITIES • CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY • CELENA ALLISON, MFT • CHRISTINE FAHRENBACH, PHD • CITY OF SANTA CRUZ • COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SANTA CRUZ COUNTY • COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ • DEBRA SLOSS, MA LMFT • DIGITAL ARTS AND NEW MEDIA AT UCSC • DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION OF SANTA CRUZ • DUDEK • HARPER CHEANEY PSYCHOTHERAPY • HISTORY FORUM • HOTEL PARADOX • INDEXICAL • INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES • INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS AND SCIENCES AT UCSC • LONDON NELSON LEGACY INITIATIVE • MOTION PACIFIC DANCE • NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS • NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES • OCEAN CONSERVANCY • PAYSTAND • RESEARCHERS ANONYMOUS • SANTA CRUZ AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE • SANTA CRUZ ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER COLLECTIVE • SANTA CRUZ COUNTY BANK • SUPERKARMA GAMES • SANTA CRUZ CITY ARTS • SANTA CRUZ COUNTY BLACK HEALTH MATTERS INITIATIVE • SANTA CRUZ PRIDE • SANTA CRUZ PUBLIC LIBRARIES • SENDEROS • SERENO GROUP • SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES AT UCSC • TANNERY WORLD DANCE & CULTURAL CENTER • THE DAVID AND LUCILE PACKARD FOUNDATION • THE DIVERSITY CENTER • THE HUMANITIES INSTITUTE AT UCSC • THE JAMES IRVINE FOUNDATION • TONI CROSSEN, LMFT • WILLIAM & FLORA HEWLETT FOUNDATION The MAH works with many local organizations, businesses, and community institutions each year. Here are some of the dynamic groups and individuals with whom we partnered in recent years. *Estimate from MAH activities produced indoors, outdoors, offsite, and online from Jul 1, 2021–Jun 30, 2022. **Number of member households who joined or renewed their membership between Jul 1, 2021–Jun 30, 2022. ***Analytics information from Jul 1, 2021–Jun 30, 2022. SANTA CRUZ MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY 31
The charts and figures on the next page are a snapshot of the MAH’s financial position from this most recent year.
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Our team has been working diligently to diversify our funding portfolio and expand our base of support, even as the negative impacts from COVID-19 continue to ripple through the global cultural sector.
Although our financial continuity has been challenged, we remain optimistic, hopeful, and committed to serving our community.
$2,331,846 with contributed revenue generated from individuals and businesses, foundation and government grants, and earned revenue from admission fees, event tickets, facility rentals, lease payments, and retail sales.
For the long term, we have been working to strengthen our business model with financial strategies that include striking a realistic balance between earned and contributed revenue, shoring up cash flow, expanding our resources, and broadening our base of support. Our efforts toward resource development include re-engaging past donors and supporters and introducing new revenue streams, with particular attention to opportunities for income growth that are aligned with our programs and artistic development.
We took and continue to take actions designed to ensure financial sustainability now and in the future. In the short term, we reduced staff numbers and have been actively pursuing relief funding opportunities including grants, small business loans, and assistance programs focused on capacity-building, resilience, and recovery.
■ExpensePersonnel 1,239,488 53% ■ Facility & Administration 201,147 9% ■ Marketing & Promotion 78,417 3.5% ■ Fundraising 19,757 1% ■ Exhibitions & Collections 319,967 14% ■ Programs 32,977 1.5% ■ Store Merchandise 19,049 1% ■ Professional Services 86,061 3% ■ Other 13,048 0.5% ■ Depreciation (est.) 255,574 11% ■ Unrealized Loss (net) 66,361 2.5% Total Expense $2,331,846 Net Revenue ($21,642) ■AssetsUnrestricted Cash 309,600 ■ Internally Restricted Cash 241,780 ■ Permanently Restricted Cash 361,489 ■ Accounts Receivable 715,689 ■ Other Current Assets 257,554 ■ Fixed Assets 4,820,903 Total Assets $6,707,014 Total Liabilities $612,392 Total Net Assets $6,094,623 Total Liabilities & Net Assets $6,707,014 FISCAL YEAR 2022 Jul 2021–Jun 2022 (Unaudited) ■RevenueContributions 455,426 20% ■ Grants & Contracts 1,189,980 52% ■ Events & Programs 23,578 1% ■ Admissions 106,136 4.5% ■ Memberships 82,436 3.5% ■ Facility Rentals 89,116 4% ■ Store Sales 31,838 1% ■ Other 68,099 2.5% ■ Interest / Endowment 10,273 0.5% ■ McPherson Ctr / Trash Dist. (net) 253,322 11% Total Revenue $2,310,204 Note: The condensed statement of operations and the condensed statement of financial position are derived from the financial statements of the MAH as of June 30, 2022, which have not been audited and are subject to change. A complete set of the MAH’s audited financial statements for 2021–22 will be posted to our website upon completion. Previous years’ audited financial statements and IRS Form 990s are currently available at santacruzmah.org/financials The MAH maintains a four-star rating, the highest possible, by Charity Navigator, America’s leading independent charity evaluator. SANTA CRUZ MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY 33
“The Frequency festival exists in a realm of experience you won’t find anywhere else close —Lookoutby.”Santa Cruz
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In 2021–22, we successfully completed the first year of our new 5-year strategic plan.
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MAH 2026 is a living document, designed to be flexible and allow for agility. Each year, we will revisit the plan to evaluate our progress and use that assessment to develop annual work plans and budgets for board approval. While the plan will inform and guide our work, we will also remain nimble to take advantage of new opportunities and changing conditions. Plan Overview Again, our vision is to ignite shared experiences and unexpected connections that enrich our community, accomplished by a mission to bring people together through art and local history to explore our diverse cultures, and guided by five core
Titled MAH 2026, the plan expands on our proud 25-year history as a center for the intersection of art, history, and civic life. It builds on what we have learned, from our successes to our setbacks. In some places it continues our efforts to maintain and improve upon our standards of excellence in exhibitions, programs, collections, and publications. In others, it outlines new initiatives to advance and deepen our impact on individual lives, improve the wellbeing of our community, and ensure equity and vitality through diversity and inclusivity. It strives to set the MAH on a stronger financial and organizational course, increase our base of support, and strengthen our staff and governance. Like all strategic plans, ours aligns ambitions and resources. It seeks to balance aspirational programming with fiscal sustainability and prioritizes experimentation with new models of engagement and growth. Each of the MAH’s new strategies has a series of measurable goals and time-based initiatives that are supported by specific tactics and actions, all of which will be integrated across the museum to ensure inter-departmental synergy and coordination. Some actions have begun; some are continuations of ongoing work; others are in the planning phases; and still others are geared for the future.
Our major strategies are to increase engagement and retention through innovative and time-tested programs that attract audiences, engage community, and spark connections; deepen relationships and collaboration through mutually beneficial partnerships that leverage resources and expertise to benefit the public; and build resilience and capacity through streamlined practices in all areas of management and operations. With organizational learning as a core operating tenet, we rely on data-based decisionmaking and measurable methodologies to improve, extend, and increase the impact of MAH experiences, while continuing to embrace the experimentation, risk-taking, inventiveness, and reflection the MAH is known for.
The Path Forward MAH 2026 is focused on the impact and outcomes between our organization and our diverse community, from connoisseurs of art, history, and culture to the creative and curious explorers who seek inspiration through shared experiences and unexpected connections. We aim to nurture these relationships and serve our community in a way that is inspiring and thoughtprovoking while also ensuring long-term organizational sustainability. To do so, the MAH must enhance its programs, operations, facilities, and resources—and the process to accomplishing this is laid out in the plan.
values: 1) engagement and collaboration; 2) diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility; 3) innovation and experimentation; 4) excellence and rigor; and 5) accountability, integrity, and responsibility.
Upon its completion in 2026, we expect more than ever to be a sustainable, vital, and resilient MAH, focused on audiences and bolstered by even deeper, more substantive community relationships.
The plan is a pathway that promises to build momentum and usher the MAH forward into the next era for our institution. We hope you will not only support us but join us on this exciting journey. Together, our potential knows no bounds.
To read the full version of MAH 2026, please visit santacruzmah.org/about.
“An enriching combination of discourse and culture awaits at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, one of the best places to see in Santa Cruz.” —Treksplorer
“Pop into the [MAH] for your culture fix, enjoy the interactive public art outside and then grab a bite and a cocktail at one of the cafes in the square.”
By cultivating a healthy and sustainable creative economy, we ensure that Santa Cruz County remains a great place to live, work, and play. Our achievements on this front are not the work of the MAH alone, but instead result from the exemplary collaboration of many partners. Together we have built a livable downtown (where livability refers to its tangible, physical attributes), and together we can ensure vibrancy (the positive emotional qualities of a community) for years to come.
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County tax revenue, they also invest in our cultural profile in a way that enriches the lives of our local community, invites visitor participation, and ensures we remain attractive and relevant in these rapidly changing times.
Community Belonging Nurturing a sense of belonging among all people contributes to healthy, meaningful lives and safe, inclusive neighborhoods. When we encourage culture and identity to flourish, civic participation increases. MAH programming enhances belonging by animating our museum, historic sites, and public spaces in a way that acknowledges and honors our diverse cultures and histories, while encouraging interaction and community building. We use interventions to engage people as active collaborators around art and history; to make and offer space that fosters encounter, dialogue, and social cohesion; and to build individual and collective capacity to sustain socially and place-connected, resilient communities.
Similar to the placemaking movement in community development, placekeeping is an effort to recognize and celebrate a community’s extant cultural identity, history, and people by elevating local culture, heritage, and landscapes through artistic and historical interpretation. Not only do the MAH’s exhibitions, festivals, and programs encourage localism as well as the tourism that financially benefits businesses, workforce, and City and
And yet, it is no secret that these are challenging times for arts and culture. Around the world, museums have experienced reduced funding, operational issues due to COVID, and other difficulties. In Santa Cruz County, too, our cultural landscape has been altered in unprecedented ways. At a time of such uncertainty, we believe it is crucial to recognize the enduring value of creative enterprise to drive community development. We need to celebrate our local cultural organizations and do what we can to support the sector. We need to develop vision, strategies, and priorities, and ensure long-term funding to sustain high-quality programs and facilities.
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To continue moving this work forward, our plans for the future involve the following emphases.
The MAH contributes to this effort in 2022 and beyond by forging boldly ahead with our inventive offerings, and working with collaborators to breathe new life into our cultural scene and public spaces. This work has become more important than ever as we emerge from the pandemic, reconnect, and rebuild.
• Creating new artistic work and cultural content in addition to preserving and presenting our collections
Connectedness is key to growing a sense of belonging, and the experiences we craft around it are designed specifically to encourage people to come together, interact, and engage in mutual value creation through an exchange of knowledge and information. Residents who are engaged become invested in the MAH and one another. This builds the public value and perception of the organization, while contributing to the community’s wellbeing overall. Here are some of the specific visioning, organizational, and programming approaches the MAH uses to increase creative capacity and competitive advantage within the aforementioned
• Collaborating with other cultural organizations to strengthen our mutual impact
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•emphases:Articulating narratives that represent the beliefs, values, and ideals of Santa Cruz County to guide our programming
A renaissance of art, culture, creativity, and community is upon us. By recognizing and strengthening the institutions, businesses, and individuals who make our creative economy flourish, we can harness it to the benefit of all.
• Encouraging a shift toward regenerative economy within our community to capitalize on opportunities
• Building support for citizen artists and storytellers to increase involvement in creativity and cultural exchange
• Unveiling temporary public artworks that invite engagement and interaction while creating a draw to our civic spaces
• Launching a biennial festival series to connect and inspire patrons and guests in and around the MAH and County
• Engaging in the global conversation by connecting local and regional initiatives to broader contexts
• Designing virtual activities that invite online interaction to serve our community during and after the pandemic
• Investing in local artists, historians, and creative practitioners via commissions, residencies, space, and resources
• Committing to accelerating diversity and equity in our cultural workforce and leadership pipeline
“And, with a retrospective on display, the timing seemed apt to share some images of [NHS’s] rich history alongside words from essential figures and artists inspired by it all.”
—Juxtapoz, on The Art of the Santa Cruz Speed Wheel
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“The Northern California museum is a natural fit for the show, as [Hunter S.] Thompson moved from the Bay Area to Woody Creek shortly before he began mounting his watershed political campaign for sheriff —Aspenhere.”Times, on Freak Power
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Rowland and Patricia Rebele
Patty and David Schwartz
The MAH’s accomplishments are made possible by a growing community of supporters who value our mission and work. The lists on the following pages recognize the individuals, families, businesses, and organizations who contributed $20 or more in cumulative gifts between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. We apologize for any omissions or misspellings. Please us errors so we can correct them.
Terry Ballantyne Brezsny and Thomas Brezsny Kathy and John Ballard Mary and Harry Blanchard Jenny and John Bost John and Patty Brissenden
Jasmine Alinder and Aims McGuinness Michael and Kalena Allard
Elio and Joy Rodoni Alison Ruday and Bern Whitney
John and Karen Dowdell
Cathleen and Terry Eckhardt
Doug Hopkinson and Sara
Serena Rivera and Christopher Wilmers
Sheri Shipe and Heather Lee Jon and Margie Sisk
James Emerson Julia Erhart
Jose and Laura Gonzalez
Donna Reyerson-Keith and Rich Keith
The Director’s Circle is a giving society that includes the MAH’s most loyal and passionate donors. Members give $1,000 or more annually in unrestricted support.
Joanne Sanchez and Jacob Martinez
Val BudColeand Rebecca Colligan Freny Cooper Rob GaryDarrowDexter and Tom Baker
know of any
William Harmon Frank and Anne Hayden
Linda and John Burroughs Susan and Peter Canepa Carla and Patrick Carstens Cloy and Bill Codiga
1996–2022 Barbara Albright Michael Allard Bruce Arnold (d) Bella CarolaBabotBarton *
The Leadership Council is a network of former members of the MAH’s board of trustees, many of whom continue to dedicate time, energy, and resources to the institution and community. Their ongoing commitment and support of the museum is greatly appreciated.
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David St. John Heather Stiles * Sally JimDavidNicoleSuchevitsTaylorTerrazasThompson
* Stuart WesleyTrippVan Camp Judy Walsh Hal Watts (d) Linda CharlesWilshusenWolters (d) Nancy Woolf Bjorg Yonts
Glenn Peters Irena Polic Phil Reader (d) Gary
* Denotes emeritus status, a distinction created in 2018 to recognize select trustees for exemplary service, leadership, and contributions to the MAH. (d) Denotes deceased.
Paula VanceBillLilaCristinaKenyonKingKlapmanLadusawLandis-Carey Laura LaPorte
Mary James Judy Jones * Gwen Kaplan Tom Kelly (d)
Cindi JerriJohnCarolAntoniaRandiDanPatrickChuckJaneAllysonJamesJoanJohnNancyJimKenSloaneHarrietBettyRichardGeorgeAngelaLouiseJanenePedroCherriSusanRayDarioFredDarrinJohnBobbiJudyLisaLawrenceMarieKarlaTraciMaryNancyBaskinBertossaBlanchardBlissBogard(d)BourgetBrennerBrewerBrothersBurnsBurroughsCaddesCaioccaCalossCancinoCanepaCanfieldCastilloCaytonCecil(d) Chesnut*CookCropperDannerDeck(d) DevotoDoctorDolkas(d)DonovanDowdellDunnEmersonEvansFaraolaFetterFitzFloydFosterFrancoGirvetz(d)GraultyHammond
Howard WinnifredHeevnerHeron (d) Karlton E. Hester Chuck Hilger (d)
Native Daughters the Golden West Margie
Dan Blunk and Nancy
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Wilson Marian Zeidler $150-499
$10,000+ Anonymous (4) Arts SantaPackardTheforNationalJoannaAndreaFoundationTheandInstituteHewlettWilliamCountySantaCommunityCaliforniaSmallCaliforniaCaliforniaCaliforniaandMichaelExpressAspen/SnowmassSantaCouncilCruzCountyTravelJusticeBuysseAlexBuysseArtsCouncilHumanitiesOfficeoftheBusinessAdvocateStateLibraryFoundationCruzCountyofSantaCruzandFloraFoundationofMuseumLibraryServicesJamesIrvineLondonMillerEndowmenttheArtsDavidandLucileFoundationCruzCityArts $5,000-9,999 The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz $1,000-4,999 Jasmine Alinder and Aims McGuinness Michael and Kalena Allard Terry Ballantyne Brezsny and Thomas Brezsny Jenny and John Bost John and Patty Brissenden Linda and John Burroughs Carla and Patrick Carstens Cloy and Bill Codiga Val BudColeand Rebecca Colligan Freny Cooper Rob GaryDarrowDexterand Tom Baker James Dolkas and Karl Mertz Memorial Fund John and Karen Dowdell Cathleen and Terry Eckhardt Jose and Laura Gonzalez William Harmon Frank and Anne Hayden History DavidW.PeterandJustinStaceyKarenJamesHeatherSheriandJoanneBernAlisonElioChristopherSerenaandDonnaSarahKristenandJanetDiannePaystandandWayneandMargaritaGeorgeSusanMarkDonnaStephanieMikeLauraBeckyLoewensternKarenShoppingKing’sJohnsonDougSaraElizabethandVanceAnniandRandyandMehrzadandErik,StephanieForumJacobsJudy,BrianKatieJohnsonKhajenooriMaryamShafaghiKomisarDebraDunnLaiandScottBennionLandis-CareyRobertCareyLassLivelyandHopkinson&JohnsonPlazaCenterandWalterandJasonLuksichandJagoMacleodandBertieMcElroyMillsMurphyandMesiti-MillerNemitzNewellPaezAntonFleigPalmerEarleenOverendandStephenPereiraPerryToniRallojayandSuneelRatanandMichaelRayReyerson-KeithRichKeithRiveraandWilmersandJoyRodoniRudayandWhitneySanchezJacobMartinezShipeandLeeThompsonandMarkTuckerandBeauVrolykWalkerGretchenRileyWengToddandCorinneWipkeYule $500-999 Mary Culley and Scott Smith Kathleen Hilger Carole and Henry Klyce Frans Lanting and Christine Eckstrom Cliff BruceMaasand Mary McPherson Jacob and Hila Michaelsen Bruce and Linda Nicholson Lacy SantaRieberCruzParlor No. 26
David and Julia Apgar Louis Arighi and Emily
Mary RobertAllenAllen and MaryAnn Dunlap Leslie and Richard Andrews
Jeffrey Arlt and Stacey Smith Linda Arnold and Ned Hearn Deborah and Steve Baloff Judy and Frank Balthis
Jim and Kim Beckett Maria Begin and Bill SusanMikalaCeilLawrencePeterandBrianBarbaraandMorrisDalePatRichardandDavidandCraigandLaurieMiriamHeatherNancyMaureenNoelStevenandAnneJaeleenSchroederBennisBerneEricFerranteandMaryBignellGarinBockandO’ConnellandJamesBowerandGeoffBradleyBrodyBrooksTimFitzmauriceBroylesGalenFosterBrundageSusanStuartBuonocoreBuschandSummerBuschCantinManuelLaborCarrikerandKayKathleenCaytonandLindseyChesterChewCirilloandIrwinKaplanClementsandRobertCoffman
and Christiane Holtzman Maggie and Drew Moore
Maria Elena Caballero-Robb and Charles Ridgway
Gregory Gilbert and Ingrid Parker
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Deborah Griffith Joe and Marcella Hall
Stephanie Morse Linda Murphy Donal Murphy and Julie Orr Eileen and Gary Nagaoka Melinda Nahin-Iuster
$100-149 Consuelo Alba-Speyer and John Speyer John and Lora Allanson
Karen Cogswell and John Maenchen Carolyn and Curt Coleman Karen Coleman Doron Comerchero and Kirstin Yogg Sean Concannon and Jessica Pigza Mary Alice and David Copp Richard Cooper and Jonathan Dooley Diane
Dirk Walvis and Carolyn
Christine Evans and Nicholas Ross Rita Ferri and Kimara Vann
Jessica Goodman and Victor Willis Steve and Christina Graham
Tremain Hedden-Jones and Daniel Hedden Joe and Elba Hernandez Gail Hershatter and Mercedes Laurencin Ron and Ellen Herzman Susan Hill Mark
Eva and Doug Sherman Gizelle and John Sipin Sandra Skees and Mary Talpas Erika and Garrett Smart Berdell
Fran Etow and John Livingston
Suzanne Garcia and Robbie Brackett James and Catharine Gill Isabel Gilman
Ron Goodman and Song Nelson
Gadbaw Jennifer and Paul Gallacher
Leonard Groner Vincent Grossi and Jessica Lopez-Tello Virginia and Jack Guhin Jamie and Ryan Haentjens
Saarin Schwartz and Woody Farlee Lisa Scott and C Andrew Morcomb Kara and Shane Seeger Cynthia and Ronald Sekkel
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Jerome and Linda Jentz Wyatt Johnson and Meghan Hudson Aniko Kannas Lisa Kaufman and Shannon McCord Kyle and Carolyn Kelley Dylan Kelly and Monica Galaviz Kim and Dick Kempke Ellen Kimmel Jeff and Lisa Kirk Kenyon Kluge and Heather Putnam Janet Kornblum and Rhys Pedersen
Robyn McKeen and Jeff Dingman
Mike and Jean Beebe Steve and Sigrid Belcher Jeff
Nancy Bavis Nicole Bazar Susan Becker Laurel and Mark Becker
Ann Chapin and David Emanuel Chip Chapin and Kayla Rose Denise and Eric Chasin Haseeb Chaudry and Ariana Acosta Hsin-I
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David and Marion Brodkey Valerie and Michael Brown David Sahner Brugler
$20-99 Marisa Abzug Cindy Adams and Alexis Heath Shelly Adams and Autumn Orion Ruby Agresta Erica
Lesley Franz Ebe
Degrassi Fred and Nancy DeJarlais
Mary ShirleyGilbertandAllen Ginzburg Maria Gitin and Samuel Torres Helaine Glick Max Glickman and Danielle Cosgrove Katie and Mike Godsy Mandie and Jake Goena Robert Goff and Eleanor Littman Roxi KathyGoinand Flair Goldman Randy Goldstein Bernie Gomez Marisa
Elaine DeLaTorre and John Baer JoAnn Denbow and Bill Horning Lucille Des Jardins and John Blitz Linda and Steve Dever Carla and Juan Dewar Jack and Lisa Dilles Ian TamaraDixonand
Cyndi LeonardoDawsonDeLa Rocha and Jennifer De La Cruz Jerome and Sylvia Deck Eleanor Deeney Ezzie JessicaDonnaDeGiovanniDeGrandeandLaurel
Shea Ellerson Tom Ellison and Lawrence Friedman Chuck Elvert and Darleen Sutcliffe Stan and Katy Emerson Sarah MarinaEmmertandThomas Eovaldi Jon Eric and Lori Ritland Mariana Espana and Mark Marrello Julie Esterly and Eric MariannaandKashaMeghanCristinaandDavidAlexandPaolinaDavidandMarkJean-FrancoisAnne-PierandRoseMelissaLisaCarolAmyandMyraJenniferJudyJudithandVictoriaandMattandCelesteandStaceyJerryChristineKristinandAmySarahandElizabethMorganEvansJoeMillerandNatEvattFabbroJaneBurroughsFabosFahrenbachFalekFallsSteveSchnaarFaraolaPerieDavidPerieFarrellConnieCrokerFarrellThomasLyonsFeinmanandJoeFergusonFernandezFernandoRobertCourtFerrasciFerrisFerroneFikeFilicettiNealSavageFillionandDionneFirestoneKateTurpinFisherFisherMariaPolitronFitzpatrickFlemingJeanneLanceFloresarenasandJeffFohlForgetteRockyAllenandJamesFranks
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Gerry Doan Meredith and Patricia Dodge Sue and Barney Doherty Katharine Donovan Summer Doty Michael and Carol Drake Robert Drake a nd Kate
Kaiser Leslie Kalinksy
Steve Hicks and Geetha Raga Tom Hicks and Kaitlyn Saia-Hicks and Gail Serge Pond Rachel and Seth Van Horn Jacquelyn Horton
Jo Kenny and Gloria Nieto
Clark Alison and Paul Kele Alia and Steve Kele Maura Kelsea and Michael Brownlee Pete and Jessica Kennedy
Williamson Jan Hilkert and Jeff Peck Bruce and Breta Holgers Arielle Hollingsworth and Vijay Viswanathan Eva Holt- Rusmore and Daniel Nemchonok Lesley Holtaway and
Ingrid KeneeDennisandHostetterandSteve Houser Susan Howe Jay Hughes and Juliette andTriciaandAaronAuraMarvinandMatthewAustinandLindaKarenandRickandSusanAudreyEduardoandLarryKathyLeighaWillowChrisMarilynRickCarolynJoySteveKristinaSteveandPegathaBloxhamHughesPaulSeeverandGloriaHumHunkenHuntandKathyHunterandJoeHyattHymanandRobHymesIllesandMungerandMihaiIonescuIsonioIsraelAngelaMarieIzquierdoandThomasJacobJacobsMichaelStaleyJacobySusanBrownandDeAndreJamesJanakosDorenRobbinsandJeniJelcickJelminiHannahWallisJensenJewellJohnsonAnneCappielloJohnsonFredThompson
Stacy Kamehiro and Bob Stockwell Ellen and Lalita Kane Pamela Kangas Maxine Karimoto and Robert Hendrickson Christian and Kayla Kasey Nancy Kashap Daniel Katzen Peter and J eanette Katzlberger Deutron and Evin Arici Kebebew Jane BarbaraKeeffeKeeney
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Janet Jones Nealy Jones and Jake Alsobrook
Jordan Glenn Joy Sarah Joy and Jordan Zell Diana KirstenJuarezandErik
Juel Rebecca Kahan and Tom Kerr
John Kubodera and Cynthia Tong Karen
Marcia Lipsenthal and James Bierman Angus Locke and Michelle Ponce Judy Lomba and Selene Lenox
Marilyn Marzell and Patti Maxine Smith
Julie and Robert Minnis
Jack Moore Judy and Dave Mora Alexis and Tom Morgan
Clara DonLillianMinorMirandaandCarol Monkerud
Jacob Musgrave Nelson and Abigail Nelson Deborah and John Muth
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Nana Montgomery and Lance Bracht
Jennifer Mott Charley and Dawn Motyka
Sue StacyMyersandEthan Nagel
Cynthia Ling Lee Rolf and Jennifer Lingens
Judith Moon and Robert Otness
Susan Longini and Muni Barash
Joan SteveMartinandPatti Marton
Katherine Mullikin and Daniel Sheldon Margaret Murray Douglas Murray and Bernadette Glenn Brian and Eilen Murtha
Alex Morgan and Debra Alexander David and Ashley Morris
Craig McCroskey and Bronwyn Black Christie McCullen and Jason Smyth Dashiell McElroy James
Sarah Nielsen Laura and Anna Nisi Margaret Niven Patricia and Hayes Noel Bill and Kathy Normandin
Suzi Markham and Terry Olson Bridgit Marlo Karo and Marc Karo Nicole Marsico and Alex Ponik
Kathryn Nance and Aaron Bartlett Sarah and Oka Artha Negara André Neu and Ellen Stuck
Richelle Noroyan and Jim Jensen III Alix AshleyNortonandDaniel Nylen Sam Oastler
Heather Morris Sarah Morris and Danny Hogan andShannonMadelyn Moseley Michele Mosher and Maia Yates
Rob Sandie and Dana Peters
Jo Ann Schaffner
Carlos Perez and Alli Wilson Frank and Jill Perry Kara Pierce and David Mucci Nick and Joanne Pizzica Meagan Plumb Steve Plumb and Debbie Meany
Dalia Salinas and Tsawá Povi Sanchez Lanier Sammons and Clara Sherley-Appel Paula Sandas-Harvey
Irene O’Connell and Victor Cervantes Eileen andGregandBenFeliciaandMarilynandBrianJeremySylviaKathyLaurieJohnTovisAnandiKathyJuanandWilliamKarenDeborahRosemaryLisaSusanGregLuciaJaneandAnnetteKrissieMauriceEricaJamesandJulieandJerimiahO’ConnorOettingAnneBeulkeOldfieldSerraMuellerandMercyOlmsteadOlsenandLeibensternOlsonOlsonEthanSanfordOrbuchOrlandoandLindaOrrOrrettOrtizandAllenOsterbergOttermannOwenBrownMaryAkinPabloandOliviaMasPachecoPaganiniPagePaitandSuzieWhitingPalmerandLouiePaolinoandWilliamParkParkerParselleMarilynHuffmanPattonSonyaDrottarPeckPennerSarahBuckiusPeppingCatherineHsu
Andrew Schiffrin and Carol Brenner
Ziggy Rendler-Bregman and Jesse Bregman Susan Renison and Rob Milby Marlena Revay a nd Zoe Elizabeth David and Barbra Rhoades Andrea and Don Rich Maureen Richards Drake Rider Tanya and StevenRidino-IndigoKaleoandGerry
Loretta and Gosie Sapino Rachel Sattinger
Lisa and Michael Schallop
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Elva Tom Cori Becky Stapp Linda DianaandJudithStatzerSteenJoeMichalakStellerandDon Croll
Karen and Sophie Warren Michael and Susan Warren Andrea Webster and Jeff and Jeff Emery Jane Weed-Pomerantz and Ron Pomerantz
ReneeKateDianaandBennettandNatishaSuzanneJorianJoeandSelinaLoisEdwardSeanSusanPeterohnLizbethandGretchenLeeLindaandMistyChrisAmberLeeWeidner-HollandWeiningerWeirandSallyArnoldWenischGregKouvarasWernerWernerMarkBlockandJWesolowskiWeyzenWhalenWhartonWhitmoreWidomWightmanJeremyBrittonWilcoxandTopherWilkinsWilliamsWilliamsJamesWeberWilliamsonKateDundonandNoahWilsonWilsonWinterandPaulRothOliviaWinterandZerubbaLeviThomasWitzAlanWoertinkDavidWoodsSayakaYabukiandTaitReedBrandiandSevenYatesMaggieYeeRobertandSuzanneYoungIcyandTonyYoungRonjaYuandJackYuSoderbergElizabethYznagaandJohnHimelrightMarcZammitandWayneCrabbsHenryZbyszynskiJennaandMichaelZellerJudyZieglerDonnaZielFrankZwartandJuliaArmstrong-Zwart ANNUAL REPORT 2022 60
Thomas Stelling and Beverly Ritchey Mark
Diane Syrcle and Susan Leo Peter Szydlowski and Marie Brook Collette and Alex Tabone
Ken and Tina Slosberg Debra and Tony Sloss Nathan and Diane Smith Laura and Kenneth Smith
and Eve Sprattling
Brian HenrySmithSmith and Kerry Beth Hosley
Teri Smith and Sophia Powell Eta and Sasson Somekh David
“The MAH has brimmed with innovative couplings of art and history, including a series of specially commissioned live performances in Evergreen Cemetery and an exhibition showcasing work by iconic skateboard artist Jim Phillips.” —San Francisco Chronicle
It is through the generous support of members, corporate sponsors, foundations, and government partners that the MAH is able to be a community resource and economic asset. To learn more about how to get involved with the institution’s work, please visit the MAH’s website to see our various engagement and philanthropic opportunities. We thank our donors, volunteers, and collaborators for their tremendous support, and look forward to working with new friends as we continue to pursue new horizons. Land Acknowledgment The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma. Photo Credits The majority of images featured in this publication were sourced from the MAH’s portfolio and archives. Special thanks to photographers Crystal Birns, Bianca Curiel, Daris Jasper, R.R. Jones, Libby Kastle, and Orbie Pullen. In Memoriam The MAH community mourns the loss of some of our longtime friends and supporters. They will be deeply missed. George V. Majors (1945–2022) William “Bill” Mathews (1937–2021) Diane Porter Cooley (1928–2022) Robert “Rob” Smiley (1960–2021)
Please contact the MAH at 831.429.1964, if you have any questions. For more information about the MAH, please visit santacruzmah.org