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'monca' reopens doors for Northern California art patrons

For the first time since the pandemic, the Museum of Northern California Art (monca) is open for in-person visits.

Posted: Mar 27, 2021 3:13 PM

CHICO, Calif. – The Museum of Northern California Art, also known as “monca,” reopened the doors for in-person art appreciation Friday night with the first live event since the pandemic began.

The art museum offered music outdoors with mock cocktails. The inside of the building was featuring the first “monca” art reception held in more than a year.


The artwork of Maria Alquilar

Artwork on display at monca

“monca” has been offering virtual art receptions and shows.

Executive Director Pat Macias said, “You don’t get the same thing out of it until you’re in front of that piece looking at texture and materials and technique.”

She said people were going to be thrilled to be able to see the works in person again.

There are Covid-19 safety and health precautions in place at the facility. The museum decided to have people sign up ahead of time to visit inside within 30-minute time slots. They allowed 25 patrons into the museum at a time.

If you want to visit “monca” you are asked to call ahead and reserve a time for your visit.

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