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A Night at The Museum of Northern Art

One of the main performances was a belly dancing show from Mylee Francisco. She wowed the crowd with her swift and cheerful movements. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Melissa Herrera

April 10, 2019

The Museum of Northern Art had a fun night this past Saturday filled with circus-themed festivities. Many locals came to the event dressed in extravagant clothing that elevated the rest of the night. There was a Chikoko art exhibition, belly dancing, an open bar, and a Tarot card reader to enjoy. Mel...

Chinese New Year celebrated at temple in Oroville

The docents of the temple in Oroville, from left to right: Jan Clay, David Knox, Lani Fridrich. Photo credit: Tisha Cheney

Tisha Cheney

February 19, 2018

The historic Chinese temple museum in Oroville hosted an open house to share New Year festivities with community members Sunday. The temple, established in the late nineteenth century, was bought by the City of Oroville in 1937. "The 10 room complex is so unique, there is nothing like it in the U.S.,...

140 art pieces find new home in the Museum of Northern California Art

An unlabeled piece of art displayed at MONCA's exhibit

Alejandra Solorio

September 10, 2017

The same building that once hosted yoga classes, weddings and even voting, is now home to a collective of over 140 permanent art pieces.The revival of the classical 1927 building on 900 Esplanade, now known as the Museum of Northern California Art MONCA, opened July 13. Artworks displayed range in l...

New exhibits open at Gateway Science Museum

New Exhibit opening at the Gateway Science Museum. Photo courtesy of: Gateway Science Museum

Daniel Wright

February 10, 2017

The Gateway Science Museum is opening three new exhibits to run through May 7. “Design Zone invites visitors behind the scenes to explore how creative problem solvers … use math to achieve remarkable results,” according to a Chico State news release. Design Zone is a hands-on inter...

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology recognized for educating youth

Hooker Oak Elementary school students use the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology to find inspiration to build their own museums. Photo credit: Ryan Corrall

Bridget Comito

March 1, 2016

The Chico State Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology has been selected for a 2016 Superintendent's Award for Excellence in museum education. The fifth annual Superintendent's Awards was created by the California Association of Museums. The organization acknowledges the use of education within exhibits statew...

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