Chico Community Grant
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Chico Community Grant

Help us reach our goal of $10,000 for our program, “Breaking the Cycle of Youth Homelessness!”

Make a Donation

The purpose of monca’s program, “Breaking the Cycle of Youth Homelessness”, is to coordinate art-related experiences for homeless youth and their families that will help build confidence, dissuade negative behavior and culminate in being a positive influence for the city. People who are engaged with their environment respect the community and the resources that make living here important to their lives. The program will feature weekly workshops in the museum presenting guest artists, writers and performers, as well as give participants the opportunity to create a culminating exhibition open to the public at monca. “Breaking the Cycle of Youth Homelessness” introduces homeless youth and families to the museum environment while actively participating in art, writing and performance projects led by teachers, docents, and artists as positive-role models. By participating in this experience, they will not only grow as individuals, but also members of the community, and in turn the community will deepen its understanding of youth homelessness.

monca fulfills a unique role in the city by making art accessible and promoting awareness of Northern California artists through collections, exhibitions, and educational programs. We have reached over 60,000 people through pop-up spaces, events, and in-school programs; with the recent opening of a permanent space in the historic Veterans Memorial Hall, these numbers will only grow. Our successes to-date are the result of strong support from individuals and other organizations. We have previously partnered with over 750 youth through our Educational Outreach Programs in schools, worked with homeless through the creation of our pop-up museums and have engaged thousands in the community through events and openings. We are working towards partnerships with local groups who work with homeless, underserved and youth populations in order to make “Breaking the Cycle of Youth Homelessness” a meaningful program for all, including: Chapman School, Sixth Street Center for Youth, Torres Community, Work Training Center, The Chico Inklings, and BCAC-TV. Chico’s successes are going to come from working together to begin solving the homeless problem and this project will be a step in the right direction. As this city’s next generation, it is necessary to make youth an equal part of the public conversations by letting them express themselves through art.

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Affinity: A Collaborative Exhibition with NIAD
Aug
31
to Oct 29

Affinity: A Collaborative Exhibition with NIAD

AFFINITY

Contemporary art is filled with many and varied conversations. Some center on materials and techniques, some are emotive, and other discussions involve intellectual exercises, maybe even jokes.

For “Affinity,” the Museum of Northern California Art has generously opened its permanent collection, allowing NIAD Art Center to leap in, creating a group exhibition that takes snippets of conversations created by the Museum’s works and expands the discussions into an even more diverse cacophony.

Pairing up more than 20 works – paintings and objects -- created by NIAD artists with a similar number of works from Northern California artists creates a show that exudes a sort of call and response, or even in some situations a connect-the-dots.

Included artists are Steve Miranda Byers, Lisa Blevens, Lew Carson, Sal Casa, Deatra Colbert, Arista Dawson, Michael Divan, Julio Del Rio, Sylvia Fragoso, Jon Fukui, Felicia Griffin, Tom Griffith, Mike Halldorson, Raven Harper, Bill Hauk, Grace Hertlein, Richard Hornaday, James Kuiper, Portia Lyde, Julie MacDonald, Karen May, Ann Meade, Marlon Mullen, Cynthia Rand, Shantae Robinson, Elena Rossi, Alice Sampson, Danny Thach, Jeffrey Thurston, Christian Vassell, and Billy White.

EXHIBITION DATES:
August 31-October 29, 2017
Reception: Thursday, August 31, 6-8pm

Learn more about NIAD Art Center here, or at www.niadart.org

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PechaKucha 20x20
Sep
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

PechaKucha 20x20

Join us on Sept 1st from 7-10pm at the Museum of Northern California Art to hear about Murals & Street Art [In your city and Beyond] as we introduce the global creative event of Pechakucha to Chico. PechaKucha is a fun event where people share their stories, art, and ideas in a simple presentation format--20 images for 20 seconds each--and talk along with the images. It’s a social event that’s filled with fun, networking and most importantly, inspiration!

Speaker Line Up Coming Soon!

Pechakucha--now in over 900 cities worldwide!

If you want to join the list of speakers, or would like more info, contact: Jessi at pechakuchachico@gmail.com

Its FREE! But please RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/286149948520310/

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The monca Mind Series Presents: Women's Think Tank Dinner and Jewelry Restyling Class
Aug
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

The monca Mind Series Presents: Women's Think Tank Dinner and Jewelry Restyling Class

Bring  your old jewelry box and new ideas.  Meet new friends and learn how to restyle outdated or broken jewelry into stunning new pieces for your collection!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23rd
6:00 pm at monca, 900 Esplanade
(across from Chico High School)

$25 Ticket includes dinner & class

BYOJ  (bring your own jewelry)
RSVP by Aug. 21st by calling 487-7272, or email contact@monca.org

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Yoga and Creative Energy
Jul
26
to Aug 16

Yoga and Creative Energy

Enjoy yoga class in a peaceful, elegant setting.

monca is offering yoga classes in the gallery that is currently exhibiting Sense of Place.  

Yoga instructor Marie Altman will be leading the classes in exploring and creating art with elements of line, shape and color as they relate to the exhibition and yoga.

Evenings:  July 26 and August 2 at 6:00 pm
Mornings:  August 2, 6, 16 at 9:30 am

Each class is 1 1/2  hours long.

Please:
Bring your own mat and props

Wear loose clothing

Yoga classes are limited to 12  participants.

Cost:  $25 for two sessions (you choose)
$15 for one session (you choose)

Sign up on line by emailing contact@monca.org  or by calling  530 487-7272

We hope to see you there!

 

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Jul
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The day is finally here! After much anticipation, we are fully ready to open our doors to the public. join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, July 13th, at 7pm. Admission to the museum will be free to the public until 8pm. Stay tuned for more details!

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The Grande Dames of the Esplanade Walking Tour
Jun
10
10:00am10:00am

The Grande Dames of the Esplanade Walking Tour

Join us for a walking tour of Chico's historic homes! 

The Chico Heritage Association (CHA) and monca are hosting an event to celebrate the historic beauty of the Esplanade, and the beautiful array of vintage homes and businesses along its path.

"The Grande Dames Esplanade Walking Tour" will feature several historic homes for viewing:

  • Eric Berg, Attorney Home/Office - 1050 Esplanade
  • Ostrom Home - 1133 Esplanade
  • Jeannie Newton - Newton Realty, Inc.(Nopel family home) - 1230 Esplanade  
  • Goodman Home (Bed and Breakfast)- 1362 Esplanade

The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, with the walking tour taking place from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The tour will be followed by an outdoor picnic box lunch on the museum's entry grounds. 

Tickets are $35 for monca and/or CHA members and $40 for the general public. Children's tickets (ages 8-14) are also available for $12.

****Options for lunch boxes are Turkey, Beef, or Vegetarian sandwiches. Please specify your preference with payment*****

Checks can be made out to monca and addressed to: 900 Esplanade, Chico CA, 95926

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE.

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monca Grand Opening
Apr
23
1:00pm 1:00pm

monca Grand Opening

Join us for monca's Grand Opening Celebration!

On April 23rd, we will be opening our doors to the general public for the first time! From 1-5pm we will be open to the general public. Don't miss your chance to be a part of Chico history as we also prepare to seal our monca time capsule in the building (the time capsule will be opened in 2067).

More details about this very special event to come!

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Whole Earth and Watershed Festival
Apr
22
11:00am11:00am

Whole Earth and Watershed Festival

The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival is an annual, community-wide celebration of Earth Day featuring activities, exhibits, live music, and local food that will delight and inspire people of all ages.  This annual event demonstrates our commitment as both individuals and as a community to work together for the health and livability of the north state region and our planet.

This event, now in its 11th year, is organized by a group of businesses, non-profits, and community organizations who volunteer their time to ensure the success of this event.  The Festival takes place each year on the 4th Saturday of April.  The focus of the Festival is 3 fold: a) to promote healthy living; b) to build healthy communities; and c) to restore a healthy planet.   

 The Festival features over 130 Exhibitors including businesses, non-profits, government agencies, community groups, local artists, and educational organizations, each of which is actively engaged in at least one of the 3 major areas of focus at the Festival.  Each year, the organizers actively seek new exhibitors from our north state region and beyond to give attendees the broadest possible exposure to innovative ideas and products.

In addition to our Exhibitors, the Festival features local food vendors and a Beer Garden with local craft beers and wines near the main stage.  The music at the Festival is incredible and is fast becoming a renowned music festival in its own right. This year there will be continuous live music on 3 stages.  The Festival gives back to the community by sponsoring The Whole Earth Hustle, a 5K community run that benefits 2 local non-profits dedicated to maintaining and developing our extensive trail system.

This year the Festival is expanding to include a special Presentation Tent with informative and innovative speakers throughout the day. There will also be a STEAM Tent with hand’s-on activities designed to engage young people ages 10-18. Make plans to visit the Festival on Saturday April 22, 2017

Save the Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 | Earth Day

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Autism Awareness Fair
Apr
15
10:00am10:00am

Autism Awareness Fair

Join us this Saturday for a day full of fun as we learn & play together at The Autism Awareness Fair! Food trucks, music, bounce houses and games will be featured at this event, as will a special art activity hosted by monca.

All proceeds from this event benefit Little Red Hen's Children's Programs.

Can't wait to see you there!

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monca Time Capsule
Mar
24
to Apr 23

monca Time Capsule

Be a part of history!

In honor of the opening of our museum, we are inviting the public to participate in a time capsule that will be sealed within the Veterans Hall building, and opened in 2067. Boxes can be purchased for $25 (small) and $50 (large). The boxes can be decorated inside and out. Suggested contents include:

  • coins
  • photos
  • artworks
  • personal notes
  • hopes for the future
  • social criticisms

Boxes can be purchased at the following locations:

Pullins Cyclery- 801 Main Street, Chico

Art Etc.- 122 3rd St., Chico

Videomaker- 645 Mangrove Ave., Chico

Wild Ink Press- 183 E 6th St., Chico

The Bookstore- 118 Main St, Chico

Keller Williams Realty- 2080 E 20th St., Chico

Ninth Avenue Gallery, 180 E. 9th Avenue, Chico

Coldwell Banker, Larry Knifong- 7020 Skyway, Paradise

Please make checks payable to monca or the Museum of Northern California Art.

 

 

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Chico Science Fair
Mar
1
to Mar 2

Chico Science Fair

  • Silver Dollar Fairgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come Join Us at the Chico Science Fair! Science fair projects will be on proud public display at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds Commercial Building on Wednesday, March 2, 10am to 8pm and Thursday, March 3, 10am to 8pm. Parking and admission are free. We invite you to expand your mind by visiting this year's fair together with your family and friends.

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Super Bowl Art Party
Feb
5
1:00pm 1:00pm

Super Bowl Art Party

Need a break from the game day madness? Join us for an afternoon of food, beverages, and art activities! We will have something for all ages- games, art activities, Valentine's Day card-making, photo ops, music, and many more surprises!

Where: Chico Women’s Club
When: Sunday, February 5, 2017
Time: 1:00-6:00pm

Cost: $10 per person or $20 per family. Proceeds from ticket sales go toward the renovation of the Veterans Hall.

Super Bowl food: Chili, pretzels and cheese, popcorn, a no host bar plus create your own ice cream sundae!

For a donation to the Building Fund you can sign your name on a time capsule that will become part of the new renovation in the museum.

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

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Girls Night Out at the Chico Mall
Jan
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Girls Night Out at the Chico Mall

Join Chico Mall for the 3rd annual Girls Night Out Wine Tasting & Shopping Event! Sunday, January 29 from 6pm – 9pm.

We will be bringing back the Gift With Purchase this year. For every $50 you spend you will get $5 cash at the event!

Tickets for the event are $10 each and are available for sale at the mall management office.  All proceeds are donated to MONCA and the American Cancer Society.

Participating wineries thus far include: Bertagna Son Kissed VineyardsAlmendra Winery & DistilleryLong Creek Winery & RanchHoney Run Winery & Purple Line Urban Winery.

Participating stores thus far include: Bath & Body Works, maurices, Buckle, francesca’s, rue21, Forever 21, Torrid, Finish Line, Justice, Chico’s, Katie’s Quilts & Artisan Gallery and Silver Link.  Dick’s Sporting Goods and JCPenney are open until 7pm.

Food samples provided by Chili’s Grill & Bar, Auntie Anne’s and Git Ya Some Pizza.

MONCA will have their “Mobile Museum” as well as a display inside.

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Holiday Preview Pop-Up
Nov
19
to Nov 20

Holiday Preview Pop-Up

  • 215 Main Street Chico, CA, 95928 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a Holiday Preview Pop-up!

Dates: November 19th and 20th (Saturday/Sunday)

Hours: Saturday 11am – 4pm; Sunday 4 – 8pm

Address: 215 Main Street

Activities include card-making, taking a framed selfie, and making an ornament from our "disko" toys. All materials will be supplied (except one will use one’s own phone for the selfie!). No skill required on your part! Each participating person will be able to take his/her “work of art” home.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to kick off the holiday season!

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Shasta Mini Maker Faire
Nov
12
10:00am10:00am

Shasta Mini Maker Faire

The first Shasta County Mini Maker Faire will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Redding Civic Auditorium in Redding, California.  We are excited to bring the Maker Movement and this showcase event to Northern California.  We want to invite people from all North State counties to attend! 

ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE UNTIL NOV. 11!
CHILDREN & COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE FREE, BUT AN ENTRY TICKET IS REQUIRED!
CLICK ON BUY TICKETS FOR MORE TICKET INFORMATION.

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Shasta Living Streets: Streets Alive!
Oct
9
10:00am10:00am

Shasta Living Streets: Streets Alive!

Love your Family.  Love your neighborhood.  Love your bike.   

STREETS ALIVE! Family Bicycling Day 

It’s an event unlike any other.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9TH

Sequoia Street, Redding, CA.  10am-3pmFree to everyone

CELEBRATING SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL

We will celebrate the difference the complete street improvements have made to families in their daily lives.  The City of Redding, Shasta Safe Routes to School Program, and Sequoia School worked together to identify needed safety improvements and activities.

People from other parts of the community will have an opportunity to come and see for themselves and learn about Shasta Safe Routes to School activities throughout the county and think about ways they can improve safety and convenience and the ability for their own children to get around.

COMMUNITY TOGETHER

To create this free public event, Shasta Living Streets and Shasta Safe Routes to School partner and work to engage businesses and community groups from across the county to come and participate.  We are putting a team together now.

Please let us know if you would like to participate.  Contact:  Cassie McAleer cMcaleer@shastalivingstreets.org

BRINGING SMILES AND NEW PERSPECTIVE

On this day a stretch of downtown Redding is transformed into a car-free zone for Sunday enjoyment.  Family, friends and neighbors meet and experience downtown in a new way.   Area residents learn about businesses and neighborhood attractions previously unexplored.  People see their downtown district from a new perspective.

This is an inside-out parade, where people themselves are the parade, participating in activities and enjoying a walk or ride on a beautiful spring Sunday – local restaurants and shops are the attractions.

Come out and celebrate what’s best about our community, supporting business and enjoying our beautiful city.

It’s a free-form parade where everyone participates.  And it’s not just for bicycles!   The open-street makes it fun and safe to walk, skip, skate, dance and bicycle along California Street.

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Oliver Ranch Sculpture Park Tour
Oct
8
6:00am 6:00am

Oliver Ranch Sculpture Park Tour

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience: A 2 1/2 hour tour of Oliver Ranch, a 100-acre collection of sculpture by internationally known artists, including Andy Goldsworthy, Dennis Leon, Martin Puryear, Richard Serra, and Robert Stackhouse. 

We will depart from Chico by bus at 6:00 AM from the Raley's parking lot (Skyway and Notre Dame Blvd.). We will return by 5:00 PM. 

Tickets are $100.00 each. Ticket fee includes transportation, a box lunch by Leon Bistro, plus various wines on our return trip.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 56 PEOPLE- RESERVE NOW!

Purchase tickets online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oliver-ranch-sculpture-park-tour-tickets-27441675791

To pay by check: payable to monca (900 Esplanade, Chico CA, 95926)

 

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Taste of Chico
Sep
25
12:00pm12:00pm

Taste of Chico

Join monca at the annual Taste of Chico celebration!

For more than 30 years, Taste of Chico has showcased the finest restaurants, caterers, breweries, wineries and non-alcoholic beverage distributors from throughout the North State. And food trucks, too! Participants are treated to fabulous fare while they roam the downtown streets taking in shopping, entertainment, arts and culture. Three main stages host continuous live music, while the "Open Air Art Gallery" proudly showcases the work of dozens of local fine artists. Hands down, Northern California's premier Food & Beverage Festival!

  • 50+ restaurants to choose from!
  • 100+ varieties of alcoholic beverages
  • The best bands in the region
  • Amazing local artists
  • Three unique ticket packages available
  • DCBA's primary single-day fundraiser

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/31st-annual-taste-of-chico-tickets-26785891322

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Annie B’s Thursday Night Market
Sep
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Annie B’s Thursday Night Market

Join us for a night of music and fun at the Annie B's Thursday Night Market from 6-9 PM. This year marks the last year for the Annie B's campaign, and we look forward to meeting and bringing the community together to support monca. Live music by Pat Hull, The Lolos, and The Rugs. 

Hope to see you there!

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Stonewall Chico Pride Weekend 2016
Aug
19
to Aug 21

Stonewall Chico Pride Weekend 2016

The mission of Stonewall Chico Pride Weekend is to strengthen and unite the LGBTQ+ community and allies through public events, social gatherings and educational opportunities. The Weekend seeks to improve the lives of everyone by increasing visibility of LGBTQ+ people and making the North State community a safer place for all.

Join monca in the plaza on Saturday, August 20th, from 10am-4pm! See the links below for other Pride events:

Link to the TEEN DANCE-
https://www.facebook.com/events/1504365593113151/

Link to the Friday Night Kick Off Party & Variety Show:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1488649438036614/

Check out the Pride After Party at the Maltese Bar (1600 Park Ave.) following our evening events! Must be 21+ with a valid ID to enter.

For additional information, visit:  http://www.stonewallchicopride.com

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"Come Together to Make It Happen" A monca Block Party
Aug
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

"Come Together to Make It Happen" A monca Block Party

  • Museum of Northern California Art (monca) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"Come Together to Make It Happen" A monca Block Party

Friday, August 12 from 6-8pm at 900 Esplanade. Event activities include:

  • Create community by taking part in a Crochet Jam with San Francisco artist Ramekon O'Arwisters.
  • Try “mapping yourself” in an art making activity led by another San Francisco artist Carlo Abruzzese.
  • Art for Art’s Sake with Dylan Tellesen.
  •  Hug your Center: Together We Grow- An art installation with Cameron Kelly or build a sculpture as a team.

Enjoy music, refreshments and community. This is our kick-off for the Annie B's Campaign and is a free event for all ages. We will be outside the monca building on the Washington Street side and front lawn and steps. Recommend parking on Oleander St., or walking or biking! Can't wait to see you there!

Visit our Facebook event page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1567589443544639/

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Destination 900
Jun
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Destination 900

Join us for MONCA's first-ever Spring Gala, "Destination 900!"

Featuring:

Dinner by Bacio Catering
Production by: Chikoko with Wolfthump, Skydance, The Chico Dance Hams and Chico Acro
6:30 cocktails
7:30 dinner
9:00 art sale, dessert and dancing 

Tickets are $125.00 per guest, which includes dinner and entertainment.

Attire: Elegant black/white
RSVP by June 3rd 

TO PAY BY CHECK:
Please send checks made out to Museum of Northern California Art (monca) to:
900 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926

***Please specify meat or vegetarian entree, and number of entrees.***

ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT, JUNE 2ND.

Purchase tickets through Eventbrite here.

Please email contact@monca.org, or call (530) 891-4304 with any questions regarding this event.

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CAMA Museum Stroll
May
5
to May 8

CAMA Museum Stroll

Join the Chico Area Museum Alliance for a weekend of art, science, and local history. Opening reception will be held on May 5th, at 215 Main St., Chico. Guided tours of the Veterans Memorial Hall will be held on May 6th, 7th, and 8th from 11:00am-2pm each day. Don't miss this chance to see our museum's future home!

Other museums participating in the museum crawl include:

Bidwell Mansion - bidwellmansionpark.com
Chico Air Museum - chicoairmuseum.org
Chico Creek Nature Center - bidwellpark.org/nature-center-home
Chico Museum - chicomuseum.org
Colman Museum - buttecreekcanyon.info/colman-memorial-community-museum
Gateway Science Museum -www.csuchico.edu/gateway
Museum of Anthropology - www.csuchico.edu/anthmuseum
Patrick Ranch Museum - patrickranchmuseum.org
Stansbury Home - stansburyhome.org
Turner Print Museum - janetturner.org

Please visit their individual websites for additional information.

 

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Pop-Up Museum- Educational Outreach: Past, Present, Future
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Pop-Up Museum- Educational Outreach: Past, Present, Future

The Museum of Northern California Art (monca) will hold its final Pop-Up Museum at 215 Main St. during the month of April before moving into its permanent "Pop-Up" museum at 900 Esplanade, the Veterans Memorial Hall in early fall of 2016.

This month-long museum experience will highlight monca's Educational Outreach Program that has been active for four years, and has reached over 1,200 area students by presenting lessons in classrooms, working with the Boys and Girls Club, and using local artists as mentors for the high school experience.

We will be highlighting through exhibitions, photography, student artwork, and student voices the variety of outreach experiences monca has provided over the last four years. We aim to show how museum education supports the school curriculum, enhances creative learning and expression, and increases the experience of student learning and opportunities for career paths in art.

The dates of the Pop-up are:
April 1- 30, 2016
Hours of operation:
Weds., Fri. and Sat. – 11am – 5:00pm
Thursdays – 11am – 9:00pm 

  • Wednesday, April 13th:  Student and Parent opening reception, 5:30-7pm
  • Friday, April 22nd: Closing reception, 6-8pm

VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SPECIAL PROGRAMS!
https://www.facebook.com/events/169630280094877/

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