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monca, the Museum of Northern California Art, REOPENS!!

With Butte County now in the red tier, monca’s Board of Directors and volunteer staff happily announce that monca is open!! Our first day is Friday, March 12th at 11am, doors close at 5pm.  Admission is 50% off on Friday.

As with other locations opening at this time, monca opens at 25% capacity.  Facemasks and social distancing are required.

Our current exhibition is Dream State, a juried exhibition that started with a statement “In dreams, anything is possible” and the Maria Alquilar Acquisition, the new addition to monca’s permanent collection of artworks.  This exhibition  runs through Sunday, March 28th.

monca’s hours are Friday – Sunday 11am – 5pm this week; Thursday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm, next week and the weeks following.

Welcome back!!

monca Partners with the Square Deal Mattress Factory

monca partners with the Square Deal Mattress Factory in their 2021 Wellness Campaign. Read Pat Macias’ comments in The Art of zzzs: Your Next Masterpiece Might be a Good Nights Sleep. Read more:

monca Board of Directors Meeting

You are invited. Every year in January, monca, the Museum of Northern California Art, invites the public to attend a Board Of Directors’ Meeting.

The meeting for 2021 is Tuesday, January 19th, at 6 pm.

Join us by Zoom – to attend, join with this link Meeting ID: 848 3302 6728.

Attendees are allowed and welcome to ask questions.


When we are feeling most comfortable things have a way of changing and testing our strength both physically and mentally. Over the past nine months, monca has found many new and creative outlets for keeping our museum community engaged and excited. From our virtual tours, our Museum Marketplace, a yART sale, Art Kits for Kids and three ongoing exhibitions, we have found courage and time to reflect on the future.

We currently have art exhibitions scheduled through January of 2022 including Dream State, Veterans, Stonewall Alliance, Tales of the Tattoo plus No Word for Art (Hmong) and Native American/Indigenous. We have always reached out to include and highlight our many diverse groups of artists and the coming years will be no different.

We value our museum members, donors, artists, volunteers and reach out to you for guidance and strength as we head into 2021 . . . a new year to remember.

Join us and be safe, well and happy!

Mon ‒ Wed: Closed
Thu ‒ Fri: 11am ‒ 5pm
Sat ‒ Sun: 11am ‒ 5pm

Adults: $30/year
Seniors: $25/year
Dual/Family: $50/year
NARM: $100/year
Corporate: $750/year

900 Esplanade, Chico, CA, 95926

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