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Various supplies were provided for mask-decorating, courtesy of monca. Photo by Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez

monca’s Halloween ‘Mask●er●ade’ connects community through crafts

Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez, Reporter // October 24, 2021

Chico’s Museum of Northern California Art kicked off its third installation of “3rd Fridays @monca” on Oct. 15, showcasing clay sculpting, altar building and mask-decorating workshops. The event...

Fossils and Formations located at 625 Esplanade, Chico, CA, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.

‘Fossils, Formations, and Extinctions’: A discovery into California’s past comes to Gateway Science Museum

Carrington Power, Reporter // October 20, 2021

Gateway Science Museum’s newest exhibit will open on Oct. 22 and continue through 2022. The exhibit will display remains of countless prehistoric creatures. Attendees will have the opportunity to either...

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

A Night at The Museum of Northern Art

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....

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

Chinese New Year celebrated at temple in Oroville

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...

An unlabeled piece of art displayed at MONCAs exhibit Affinity. Instead labelling, they display a set of questions to inspire conversation. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

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

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...

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

New exhibits open at 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...

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

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology recognized for educating youth

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...

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