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Guitar Project with Jack Cimo

Classical Guitar Project @monca on Saturday, October 1 at 7:00 pm Jack Cimo, will be hosted at monca by the Classical Guitar Project, curated by Warren Haskell, on Saturday, October 1 at 7:00 pm. Admission – $20 General/$5 Students. Doors […]


Art & Wine Walk – Downtown Chico monca will be a reception host site with New Clairvaux for the DCBA Art and Wine Walk! We will have live music and the Tales of the Tattoo Exhibition! Enjoy the art walk […]

Belly Dance “Fun”damentals with Beverly Thomassian

Belly Dance “Fun”damentals with Beverly Thomassian Women of all ages and body shapes invited! Join us in a safe, body-accepting environment and experience a sense of community while having fun learning the fundamentals of belly dance. Students wear workout clothes […]

Call for Art

The Museum of Northern California Art is seeking works created by  Black Artists residing in Northern California.  All media accepted.    Deadline to Submit is October 6, 2022 by 5 pm.   In collaboration with Butte County Office of Education, [...]

Upcoming Exhibition

A new exhibition – Works from Beginning and Beyond. This exhibition will feature art from the monca permanent collection. Beginning with Reed Applegate’s gift of 136 artworks and the many more that have been added to the museum collection over the last 5 years. […]

Opening Reception

Join us for a truly fitting tribute and celebration of Reed Applegate with the Reed Applegate Art Reception on Saturday, October 14 from 6-8 pm. Because Reed loved art, and art receptions; he donated a significant part of his Northern California art […]

Piano Concert

Fall Piano Concert Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 7 pm Thorsteinn Gunter will be performing live at monca on Saturday, October 22nd. Doors open at 6:30 pm, Concert begins at 7 pm. October 22, 2022, 7 pm. All ages are welcome. $20 […]

3rd Fridays @ monca

3rd Fridays @monca for October is Spooky Game Night! Costumes welcome. No host bar and treats! Enjoy games, crafts and more. All ages are welcome. $5 admission at the door / Free for members. Kids and Students are always free.

Roger Steel Museum Experience Program

Local educator Roger Steel was an advocate for education and for underserved populations. To honor his service as monca’s Board President from 2020-21, the monca Board of Directors is launching a program to increase museum access for at-risk and underserved […]

Call for Museum Shop Artists

The Museum of Northern California Art (monca) is seeking new treasures for its museum shop.  Items that our visitors enjoy:  ceramics, jewelry, unique clothing, household decor, books, and items for children.  Make the museum shop everyone’s destination for a unique [...]

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

Tales of the Tattoo exhbition. August 25 - October 9.