Treasure or junk? Appraisers help people sort it out

Sofia Whitehead of Chico brought an Italian mandolin to the Antiques Appraisal Day on Wednesday at the Museum of Northern California Art. It was pristine, looking nearly perfect in an original case. The mandolin had been in her family for years, and she thought it might have some value...

Persist, Create

"The current exhibit at the Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA) in Chico is a collection of more than 70 paintings and sculptures by more than 60 women artists. Titled Persistence, it’s a celebration of women through the ages who have persevered as artists despite the many obstacles in their way..."

Gallery Exhibit Displays Multi-Generational Beauty

"Death has not kept Claudia Steel and Ann Pierce from persisting. Their artistic fingers touched the heart of Chico, making their legacy live on as the Museum of Northern California Art (monca) devotes its latest exhibit, “Persistence,” to these late artists..."

Celebration of Transgender Community at monca

 The transgender community will display their artwork — projects that portray experiences, struggles, accomplishments and societal contributions.

The Stonewall Alliance will present the fifth annual Trans*/Gender Non-Conforming Art Show at monca (The Museum of Northern California Art) on Sunday.

Other Notable Stories: The Best of the Rest of the Top Stories From 2017

"Noodle bars, poke restaurants, a craft distillery and now a bona fide art museum … did Chico just become legit? Last April, after some six years of planning and fundraising, the Museum of Northern California Art (Monca) opened the doors of the beautifully renovated Veterans Memorial Hall on The Esplanade and overnight increased Chico’s cultural currency..."