Museums in the News

Updated November 20, 2020

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After controversy over her leadership, Stanford says director of its Cantor Arts Center has resigned By Nancy Kenney, The Art Newspaper, November 19, 2020


These U.S. Museums Are Closed, But Here Are Some Terrific Ways to Experience Them From Home By Sarah Douglas, ARTnews, November 19, 2020


New Palo Alto Museum At Center Of Funding Clash: Report By Gideon Rubin,, November 19, 2020


Museums Forced to Close Again as Survey Documents Harm to Date By Ruth McCambridge, Nonprofit Quarterly, November 18, 2020


The Original McDonald's is a museum in San Bernardino By John Bartell, KXTV, November 18, 2020


A Giant Statue of Marilyn Monroe Will Be Installed in Front of the Palm Springs Art Museum. Its Director Says It Objectifies Women ArtNet News, November 18, 2020


UPDATED: OMCA Postpones Reopening Due to Rise in Coronavirus Cases By Sarah Hotchkiss, KQED, November 17, 2020


How hard has COVID hit American museums? A new survey predicts a grim future By Deborah Vankin, The Los Angeles Times, November 17, 2020


Palo Alto Awarded $129,000 Grant To Fund Museums By Gideon Rubin,, November 16, 2020


Investigators probe threats to Marin Native American museum By Will Houston, Marin Independent Journal, November 15, 2020


Persons joins SM Museum of Flight board By Josh Grega, The Santa Barbara News-Press, November 14, 2020


Bigfoot’s been found! Or at least a beloved statue of him missing from museum By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, The Los Angeles Times, November 12, 2020


One of L.A.’s most important art exhibitions is stuck in COVID-19 limbo By Deborah Vankin, The Los Angeles Times, November 12, 2020


Sacramento businesses push back against indoor restrictions By Vicki Gonzalez, KCRA Sacramento, November 11, 2020


Some San Diego County businesses say they will ignore purple tier COVID-19 restrictions coming Saturday By Brandon Lewis, CBS News 8, November 11, 2020


Sacramento’s COVID-19 spike forces popular museums to close days after reopening By Michael McGough, The Sacramento Bee, November 10, 2020


Even with Museums Closed, Art Finds a Way Through Public Spaces By Jean Trinh, KCET, November 10, 2020


Convention centers, museums become classrooms amid pandemic By Heather Hollingsworth, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 8, 2020


‘Poor Mummies’: Pandemic sidelines conservators and their care of such museum artifacts By Doug Struck, The Washington Post, November 7, 2020


The Founding Curator of the Nelson-Atkins Photography Department Has Resigned in Protest of Layoffs at the Museum By Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, November 7, 2020


California Museums Are Angry That Shopping Malls Can Open While They Remain Closed By Helen Holmes, Observer, November 5, 2020


California Arts Professionals Are Teaming Up With Local Mayors to Lobby for Eased Restrictions on Museums By Taylor Dafoe, ArtNet News, November 4, 2020


Disneyland isn't all that's closed in California: Museum advocates push back against 'restrictive' COVID-19 reopening rules By Jessica Flores, USA Today, November 2, 2020


If shopping malls across California can reopen, museums should be able to do so too By The Times Editorial Board, The Los Angeles Times, October 25, 2020


Are art museums still racist? The COVID reset By Carolina A. Miranda, The Los Angeles Times, October 22, 2020


LA’s Art Spaces Are Focusing on the Election By Matt Stromberg, Hyperallergic, October 21, 2020


F Is For Fake: How Likely Fraudulent Indigenous Artworks Landed On Museum Walls In Wyoming By Savannah Maher of Wyoming Public Media & Chris O’Connell of The Texas Observer, October 20, 2020


Petition calls for Blockbuster location in Ontario to be preserved as a museum By Justin Zadorsky, CTV News, October 19, 2020


Smithsonian honors Kobe Bryant’s place in history with display in Washington By Kevin Rector, The Los Angeles Times, October 19, 2020


Crocker Art Museum among Sacramento tourist destinations reopening By Vicki Gonzalez, KCRA Sacramento, October 16, 2020


We Transformed Our Museum Into a Polling Place. Here’s Why We Did It—and How It Will Shape What We Do in the Future By Alison Gass (Op-Ed), ArtNet News, October 16, 2020


Santa Barbara Sea Center reopens for the first time since pandemic began By Blake DeVine, KEYT, October 15, 2020


Former Baltimore Museum Trustees Decry Institution’s Plans to Sell $65 M. in Art By Alex Greenberger, ARTNews, October 15, 2020


$2 Million approved to assist museums, local nonprofits, and local artists impacted by COVID-19 By Alliz Clavijo,, October 15, 2020


Lemur Stolen From San Francisco Zoo Found in Daly City: Police NBC Bay Area, October 15, 2020


Museums prepare to reopen as Kern County moves into the Red Tier By Kristin Vartan, KERO 23ABCNews, October 14, 2020


Can an art museum drive sustainability? Q&A with MOCA’s Klaus Biesenbach By Dave Martin,, October 14, 2020


Stockton, Sacramento museums plan reopening as some pandemic precautions relax By Tim Viall, The Stockton Record, October 12, 2020


British Museum to repatriate ancient tiles smuggled into UK in a suitcase By Mark Brown, The Guardian, October 11, 2020


Dixon Planning Commission to consider application for History Museum location By Nick Sestanovich, The Vacaville Reporter, October 9, 2020


Dutch museums vow to return art looted by colonialists By Daniel Boffy, The Guardian, October 8, 2020


Palm Springs Art Museum to Deaccession $2.5 M. Helen Frankenthaler at Sotheby’s By Angelica Villa, ARTNews, October 8, 2020


Laguna Art Museum director will retire in December By Daniel Langhorne, Laguna Beach Independent Newspaper, October 7, 2020


COVID-19 closed SLO Museum of Art — but it has a new director with big, colorful plans By Sarah Linn, The San Luis Obispo Tribune, October 7, 2020


Some of America’s best Black artists are joining forces for a show about Black grief — conceived by a legendary curator who died last year By Sebastian Smee, The Washington Post, October 6, 2020


Museum of Natural History, Sea Center to reopen indoor spaces By Josh Grega, The Santa Barbara News-Press, October 6, 2020


The Iconoclast Remaking Los Angeles’s Most Important Museum By Dana Goodyear, New Yorker Magazine, October 5, 2020


La Jollan helps museum’s art auction move online by creating virtual walk-through By Ashley Mackin-Solomon, La Jolla Light, October 3, 2020


Santa Barbara Museum of Art Phased Reopening Works Within Frame of COVID-19 Rules By Katrina Carl, Noozhawk, October 2, 2020


SoCal Museums Explore 2020 Elections with Timely Programs and Exhibitions Santa Monica Observer, October 2, 2020


Michael Schwager looks back on 29 years as director of Sonoma State University’s art gallery By Dan Taylor, The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, October 2, 2020


Julie Perlin Lee: It is time to reopen all museums By Julie Perlin Lee [Opinion], Santa Maria Times, October 1, 2020


San Luis Obispo Museum of Art Names Leann Standish as Executive Director The Atascadero News, October 1, 2020


Virtual exhibition celebrates BIPOC and women designers while confronting lack of professional diversity By Matt Hickman, The Architect’s Newspaper, September 30, 2020


Art Is Back: De Young Museum Set To Reopen With Exhibit On Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo SFGate, September 29, 2020


California Academy of Sciences to reopen to public in October By Tony Bravo, The San Francisco Chronicle, September 29, 2020


What It Takes to Make Museum Boards More Diverse By Yaling Jiang, Artsy, September 29, 2020


Napa Valley Museum Virtually Opens Timely 'Tested by Fire' Exhibit By Charlie Swanson, North Bay Bohemian, September 28, 2020


UC Berkeley Talks: How Plantation Museum Tours Distort The Reality Of Slavery, September 28, 2020


SB Zoo’s Rich Block appointed to national board By Annelise Hanshaw, The Santa Barbara News-Press, September 28, 2020


CA To Redress Discriminatory Transportation And State Park Names By Kat Schuster,, September 28, 2020


Movies and Museums Are Coming Back. Should You Go? By Courtney Rubin, The New York Times, September 26, 2020


Pacific Grove museum director resigns in wake of controversy surrounding former staff member Juan Govea. By Pam Moreno, Monterey County Weekly, September 25, 2020


Japanese American museum, East West Players to receive part of $156-million fund By Makeda Easter, The Los Angeles Times, September 24, 2020


OCMA recognizes artist Kori Newkirk and gives insight on the museum’s future By Vera Castaneda, The Los Angeles Times, September 24, 2020


Bay Area Museums Exhibit Caution in Gradual and Pending Reopenings By Chloe Veltman, KQED, September 24, 2020


U.S.S. Iowa Battleship To Be Designated As National Museum, September 24, 2020


Diverse Voices Help Craft Museum Exhibit on Coronavirus Impacts By Julia Yarbough, Action News Now, September 22, 2020


San Joaquin County Historical Museum launches innovative website Lodi News-Sentinel, September 20, 2020


CALM Zoo reopens Wednesday with new guidelines By Kallyn Hobmann, KERO 23ABC News, September 20, 2020


LACMA demolition is nearly complete. Here are the latest photos By Deborah Vankin, The Los Angeles Times, September 18, 2020


Why We’re Staying Closed By Judy Gradwohl (President and CEO, San Diego Natural History Museum), AAM Center for the Future of Museums Blog, September 16, 2020


de Young Museum, Legion of Honor, California Academy of Sciences gear up to reopen By Camden Avery, Hoodline, September 15, 2020


As One of the First Major Museums to Reopen in California, the de Young Says It Is ‘Ready to Provide Succor’ to San Franciscans By Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, September 15, 2020


SD Children's Discovery Museum Names New Executive Director By Kristina Houck,, September 14, 2020


Black Curators Reimagine Future Of Museums During Pandemic, Protests By Tonya Mosley, Here and Now, September 14, 2020


Big Basin Redwoods State Park caretakers see opportunity in fire’s destruction By Jessica A. York, Santa Cruz Sentinel, September 12, 2020


Laguna Art Museum open again after Orange County moves into state’s second tier By Andrew Turner, The Los Angeles Times, September 11, 2020


Former Monterey museum director charges in-fighting inside board By Dennis L. Taylor, Monterey Herald, September 11, 2020


Disney history exhibit reopens at the Bowers Museum after coronavirus closure By Marla Jo Fisher, Riverside Press-Enterprise, September 11, 2020


Miyazaki Exhibition to Open New Academy Museum of Motion Pictures By Dan Sarto, Animation World Network, September 10, 2020


Hand Sanitizer, Masks and Screenshots From Zoom: See What Museums Are Already Collecting to Tell the Story of COVID-19 By Olivia B. Waxman, Time Magazine, September 10, 2020


San Diego Comic-Con reveals museum plans, prepares for summer 2021 opening By Phillip Molnar, The San Diego Union-Tribune, September 10, 2020


The Metropolitan Museum Hires Its First Full-Time Curator of Native American Art By Valentina Di Liscia, Hyperallergic, September 9, 2020


The Autry Museum’s CEO is retiring. A UCLA historian will take over By Deborah Vankin, The Los Angeles Times, September 8, 2020


Museum provides ‘pictorial narrative’ of Merced County, helps educators with remote learning By Sarah Lim, Merced Sun-Star, September 6, 2020


Splendid Sunbird Chick Successfully Reared At San Diego Zoo, September 4, 2020


SFMOMA Workers Call for Major Reform During Public Board Meeting By Hakim Bishara, Hyperallergic, September 4, 2020


The Latest in Restitutions: A Bill Offers California’s Indigenous Tribes Ownership of Ancestral Objects By Cassie Packard, Hyperallergic, September 4, 2020


Orange County Museums Eye Reopening But Remain Cautious By Richard Chang, VoiceofOC, September 4, 2020


Many, but Not All, San Diego Museums Move Toward Reopening By Eric S. Page, NBC San Diego, September 4, 2020


After SFMOMA Cuts Salaries by 20%, Employees Call Out Major Loans Granted to Executives By Sam Lefebvre, Hyperallergic, September 3, 2020


Three southern California institutes seek to better support underrepresented students and faculty By Katherine Keener, Art Critique, September 2, 2020


Wells Fargo to permanently shutter almost all of its museums By Caroline Hudson, San Francisco Business Times, September 2, 2020


I just went to the Met and MoMA after five months away from museums. Someone, please, pick me up off the floor. By Sebastian Smee, The Washington Post, September 1, 2020


Getty announces internship programme to counter lack of diversity among art conservators By Nancy Kenney, The Art Newspaper, September 1, 2020


At Monterey Bay Aquarium, the sea animals are doing great, but business is tanking By Hailey Branson-Potts, The Los Angeles Times, August 31, 2020


Museums and movie theaters begin to reopen in Shasta County By Sade Browne,, August 31, 2020


Many U.S. museums in trouble, but locals hanging on through pandemic By Robert Price, KGET 17, August 27, 2020


Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment will shut down and put its wares into storage By Dean Takahashi, GamesBeat, August 27, 2020


Honoring A Forgotten History: Sacramento African-American History Museum Proposed By Steve Large, CBS Sacramento, August 26, 2020


Following Heated Online Protests, the Whitney Has Cancelled a Planned Exhibition Featuring Lockdown-Era Works It Bought at Charity Auctions By Naomi Rea, ArtNet News, August 26, 2020


What Should a Museum Look Like in 2020? By Kimberly Drew, Vanity Fair, August 24, 2020


Los Altos museum’s ‘Rise Up!’ suffrage exhibit heads outdoors for safe viewing By Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, August 24, 2020


CALM Zoo animals beat the summer heat By Kallyn Hobmann, KERO 23ABC News, August 23, 2020


Natural History Museum Group Projects $13 Million Loss In Admissions Revenue Due To Coronavirus Closure CBS Los Angeles, August 22, 2020


Local Museums Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment By Traci Rockefeller Cusack, The Sacramento Press, August 22, 2020


Maritime Museum of San Diego to Reopen — Again By Monica Garske and Ramon Galindo, NBC 7 San Diego, August 22, 2020


Museum of Us agrees to destroy itself By Walter Mencken, San Diego Reader, August 21, 2020


Bay Area art museums staying flexible for fall amid pandemic uncertainty By Tony Bravo, San Francisco Chronicle Datebook, August 20, 2020


Wildfire destroys historic buildings at Big Basin State Park, some redwoods have fallen By Paul Rogers and Ethan Baron, Santa Cruz Sentinel, August 20, 2020


US appeals court rules—with regret—that Thyssen-Bornemisza Foundation can keep Nazi-looted Pissarro By David D’Arcy, The Art Newspaper, August 19, 2020


Indoor or outdoor museum? Lake Shasta Caverns suspends cave tours to comply with rules By David Benda, Redding Record Searchlight, August 18, 2020


Museum says displaying Confederate statue part of healing By Juan A. Lozano, SFGate, August 18, 2020


Toxic work culture at the Cantor pushes employees out, interventions fall short By Elena Shao, The Stanford Daily, August 17, 2020


The George Floyd Protests Spurred Museums to Promise Change. Here’s What They’ve Actually Done So Far By Taylor Dafoe and Caroline Goldstein, ArtNet News, August 14, 2020


Museums Are Experts at Thinking Long-Term. That’s Why They Must Lead the Fight for a Greener Future—Before It’s Too Late By Nick Merriman, ArtNet News, August 12, 2020


Dorothea Lange’s photography, newly archived online at Oakland Museum, eternally relevant By Tony Bravo, San Francisco Chronicle Datebook, August 12, 2020


USC Pacific Asia Museum Decolonizes Its Collections By Sharon Mizota, KCET, August 11, 2020


Bay Area Discovery Museum Reopens After Coronavirus Closure, August 10, 2020


S.D. Natural History museum to remain closed until 2021 By Pam Kragen, The San Diego Union-Tribune, August 7, 2020


MOCA Sells Unique Artist-Created Masks as Fund-Raising Tool NBC Southern California, August 6, 2020


Metropolitan Museum of Art and Philadelphia Museum of Art Make Deep Cuts to Staff ArtForum, August 6, 2020


John Hamilton, USC Athletic Hall Of Fame Founder, Dies At 78 By Ashley Ludwig,, August 6, 2020


Huntington Library and Art Museum lays off 8, including a chief curator By Deborah Vankin, The Los Angeles Times, August 5, 2020


Metropolitan Museum of Art Will Begin Paying All Interns After Receiving $5 Million Donation ArtForum, August 4, 2020


San Diego Museum of Man changes name to 'more inclusive' Museum of Us CBS News 8, August 2, 2020


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures to Open Next Year! By Paige Pfeifer, Young Hollywood, August 1, 2020


US Heirs Compensated by Italian Museum for a Renaissance Painting Looted by Nazis ArtfixDaily, July 30, 2020


House votes to approve the creation of a National Latino Museum By Patricia Guadalupe, NBC News, July 27, 2020


Museums and historians are navigating how to write the history of Covid-19 when the end isn't in sight By Madeline Holcombe, CNN, July 25, 2020


Taylor Renee Aldridge Named Visual Arts Curator at California African American Museum ArtForum, July 24, 2020


Museum calls on community for help The Catalina Islander, July 24, 2020


How New York’s Jewish Museum Anticipated the Avant-Garde By Arthur Lubow, The New York Times, July 23, 2020


GRAMMY Museum Restructures Organization to Expand Music Education and Digital Initiatives Broadway World, July 23, 2020


The Uncertain Future of Places That Preserve America’s Past By Olivia B. Waxman, Time Magazine, July 23, 2020


Tenement Museum Lays Off 76 Workers, Including Entire Staff of Part-time Educators By Hakim Bishara, Hyperallergic, July 22, 2020


Mission San Gabriel Fire Sparks Sadness, and a Reckoning, July 22, 2020


From the Exploratorium to the zoo, Bay Area attractions are adapting to the pandemic By Sam Whiting, The San Francisco Chronicle, July 22, 2020


Marciano Art Foundation Settles Lawsuit Over Visitor Services Layoffs By Valentina Di Liscia, Hyperallergic, July 22, 2020


Its Top Curator Gone, SFMOMA Reviews Its Record on Race By Carol Pogash, The New York Times, July 22, 2020


16% of U.S. museums say they risk closing forever in a prolonged pandemic By Deborah Vankin, The Los Angeles Times, July 22, 2020


How museums and art galleries will continue to evolve during the coronavirus era By Tony Bravo, The San Francisco Chronicle, July 22, 2020


At Magazzino, Social Distancing Devices Vibrate. So Does the Art. By Ted Loos, The New York Times, July 22, 2020


As Confederate Monuments Come Down, American Museums Rethink How They Tell History By Claire Voon, Artsy, July 22, 2020


New Director at California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks By Andrew Foerch, The San Fernando Valley Business Journal, July 21, 2020


Freeway construction in South County San Diego unearths fossils from 16-28 million years ago By Shawn Styles, CBS News 8, July 21, 2020


Local museums get humanities grants to weather pandemic losses By John Wilkens, The San Diego Union-Tribune, July 20, 2020


From Coast to Coast, Museums in COVID Hot Spots Are Reevaluating Their Long-Awaited Reopening Plans By Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, July 20, 2020


California Historical Society to sell building and spread out statewide By Sam Whiting, The San Francisco Chronicle, July 19, 2020


A California man who sold fake works by Basquiat, Warhol, and others was sentenced to prison. By Justin Kamp, Artsy, July 17, 2020


Following uproar from current and former staff, SFMOMA released a plan to improve diversity and equity. By Daria Harper, Artsy, July 17, 2020


Are Sculpture Parks Having a Moment in the Sun? By Elissaveta M. Brandon, Smithsonian Magazine, July 17, 2020


Folsom’s historic Chan House to become Chinese Heritage Museum By Lonnie Wong, FOX40, July 16, 2020


The New Must-Have Museum Souvenir: Face Masks By Alex Marshall, The New York Times, July 16, 2020


Local museums shift focus back to online offerings after new closure order By Dan Taylor, The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, July 15, 2020


San Mateo County History Museum set to open, then no By Sierra Lopez, The San Mateo Daily Journal, July 14, 2020


North Bay museums shutter again as coronavirus cases spike By Susan Wood, The North Bay Business Journal, July 13, 2020


Senior SFMOMA Curator Resigns Amid Reckoning With Institutional Racism By Sam Lefebvre, Hyperallergic, July 13, 2020


Todd D. Smith is Leaving the Orange County Museum of Art By Richard Chang, Voice of OC, July 13, 2020


Touching story behind Hiller Aviation Museum’s rooftop aircraft By Sal Pizarro, The Mercury News, July 11, 2020


Gary Garrels, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Longtime Chief Curator, Resigns Amid Staff Uproar By Julia Halperin, ArtNet News, July 11, 2020


California Route 66 Museum in Victorville ‘in danger of closing’ By Rene Ray De La Cruz,, July 11, 2020


"African American history is American history": Museum exhibits respond to Black Lives Matter By Ashlie D. Stevens, Salon, July 11, 2020


Waiting for the day it reopens By Brian Mackley, Santa Barbara News-Press, July 10, 2020


In Los Angeles, Museums, Galleries, and Studios Received Millions in PPP Loans By Matt Stromberg, Hyperallergic, July 10, 2020


Offering art experiences: Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka has reopened By Heather Shelton, Eureka Times-Standard, July 10, 2020


Local museum exiles monument to defender of slavery who took up arms against the US By Steven Mayer, The Bakersfield Californian, July 10, 2020


How Risky Is Visiting a Museum? This Graphic About COVID-19 Transmission Provides Some Answers By Sarah Rose Sharp, Hyperallergic, July 9, 2020


A (Brief) Glimpse Of Reopening For San Diego Museums By Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS, July 9, 2020


Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Appoints Six New Trustees, Including Ryan Murphy Broadway World, July 9, 2020


Lucas Museum appoints a chief curator and five more women to key roles By Deborah Vankin, The Los Angeles Times, July 9, 2020


“We shouldn’t be curating people’s souls:” Denver museum repatriates sacred carvings to Kenyan tribes By Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, July 9, 2020


Outdoor Museums Open Their Doors Santa Barbara Edhat, July 8, 2020


These Bay Area companies got the biggest PPP loans By Kathleen Pender and Shwanika Narayan, The San Francisco Chronicle, July 8, 2020


'A community treasure': Oakland Zoo fighting for survival amid COVID-19 closure, will run out of reserves soon By Laura Anthony, KGO-TV, July 8, 2020


Museum Of Photographic Arts To Close Until After Labor Day By Kristina Houck,, July 7, 2020


Yo Ho, Yo-Yo: Maritime Museum Closes Again, 6 Days After Reopening By Christina Bravo and Monica Garske, NBC 7 San Diego, July 7, 2020


Which Top U.S. Galleries, Museums, and Art Spaces Received Small Business Loans? By Alex Greenberger, ARTNews, July 7, 2020


After Brief Reopening, Museums Close Again in Orange County By John Fredricks, The Epoch Times, July 6, 2020


As museums reopen across the world, are people ready to go back to cultural institutions? Yahoo! News, July 6, 2020


North Bay museums reopen with new mission amid coronavirus, social unrest, economic uncertainty By Susan Wood, North Bay Business Journal, July 6, 2020


High-Ranking SFMOMA Employee to Leave During Ongoing Reckoning By Sarah Hotchkiss, KQED, July 1, 2020


Palm Springs Air Museum Adapts to Covid-19 Changes By Nico Payne, NBC Palm Springs, June 28, 2020


Art Institute of Chicago Workers Demand Transparency, Racial Equity Amid Layoffs By Claire Voon, ARTNews, June 27, 2020


Coronavirus stage three allows museums to reopen By Carin Dorghalli, Chico Enterprise-Record, June 26, 2020


Mayor London Breed Launches Second Summer Of San Francisco Museums For All, June 25, 2020


Berkeley Art Museum Names a New Director By Peter Libbey, The New York Times, June 25, 2020


Arthur Jafa’s searing chronicle of Black America to be screened by museums worldwide for 48 hours By Gareth Harris, The Art Newspaper, June 25, 2020


What Will Become of Oakland’s Black Lives Matter Murals? By Sarah Hotchkiss, KQED, June 24, 2020


Museums, movie theaters and more navigate reopening plans By Dan Taylor, The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, June 24, 2020


‘You can’t be a historian of black America without being hopeful,’ says Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch By KK Otteson, The Washington Post, June 23, 2020


Can a Museum Post My Artwork on Its Instagram Without My Permission? + Other Thorny Artists’-Rights Questions, Answered By Katarina Feder, ArtNet News, June 23, 2020


What can we expect when SF museums, other attractions reopen? By Kellie Hwang and Anna Buchmann, The San Francisco Chronicle, June 23, 2020


LA's Autry, Natural History Museums Get Federal Grants, June 22, 2020


San Diego Zoo and Safari Park return draws thousands By Andrew Nomura, Fox 5 San Diego, June 21, 2020


Roosevelt Statue to Be Removed From Museum of Natural History By Robin Pogrebin, The New York Times, June 21, 2020


MCASD’S Kathryn Kanjo looks to the future By David L. Coddon, The San Diego Union-Tribune, June 21, 2020


Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa names new director By Dan Taylor, North Bay Business Journal, June 19, 2020


America's protests are making history. Museums are documenting that in real time.

By Drew Jones, The Washington Post, June 19, 2020


de Young, Legion of Honor Announce Layoffs and Furloughs for 47 Staff By Sarah Hotchkiss, KQED, June 16, 2020


Museums Embrace Art Therapy Techniques for Unsettled Times By Zachary Small, The New York Times, June 15, 2020


35 Black Art and History Museums to Support to Right Now (and Tour as Soon as You Can) By Jessika Davidson-Jefferson, Town & Country Magazine, June 15, 2020


‘Neutrality’ of Black Lives Matter Statement by California’s Palm Springs Art Museum Decried in Open Letter By Maximilíano Durón, ARTNews, June 12, 2020


L.A. County says museums can reopen. Museums say: Mmm, not so fast By Jessica Gelt and Deborah Vankin, The Los Angeles Times, June 12, 2020


Prominent museums in Chico hold off on reopening despite local approval By Michael Patterson,, June 12, 2020


Our Museum Is Considered a Leader in Equity and Inclusion. Here’s What We’ve Done—and Why We Have a Long, Long Way to Go By Lori Fogarty (Opinion), ArtNet News, June 12, 2020


Museums Collect Protest Signs to Preserve History in Real Time By Graham Bowley, The New York Times, June 10, 2020


Ford Foundation Plans Record $1 Billion Borrowing for Grants By Danielle Moran, Bloomberg, June 10, 2020


A Museum Canceled a Show About Police Brutality. Here’s the Art. By Brian Boucher, The New York Times, June 9, 2020


Floyd Case Forces Arts Groups to Enter the Fray By Robin Pogrebin and Julia Jacobs, The New York Times, June 8, 2020


SFMOMA director apologizes for deleting critical comment by black ex-employee By Tony Bravo, The San Francisco Chronicle, June 5, 2020


Amid Historic Black Lives Matter Protests, One Museum’s Call for a “Nonpartisan Approach” Disappoints By Valentina Di Liscia, Hyperallergic, June 5, 2020


Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center Becomes First Major U.S. Museum to Stop Contracting Police for Events By Alex Greenberger, ARTNews, June 3, 2020


Nelson-Atkins Museum director pledges to re-establish trust after police use campus to stage response to protests

By Nancy Kenney, The Art Newspaper, June 2, 2020


SFMOMA Faces Censorship, Racism Accusations Over George Floyd Response By Sam Lefebvre, KQED, June 2, 2020


Amid turbulent US protests, Smithsonian's African American museum opens a conversation about race By Nancy Kenney, The Art Newspaper, June 1, 2020


Nelson-Atkins Museum Allowed Police to Station on Premises, Sparking Outcry By Valentina Di Liscia, Hyperallergic, June 1, 2020


Alison Gass named new director at San José Institute of Contemporary Art By Charles Desmarais, The San Francisco Chronicle, May 29, 2020


No Touch, No Hands-On Learning, for Now, as Museums Try to Reopen By Julia Jacobs, The New York Times, May 29, 2020


San Diego Zoo and Safari Park reopening delayed by state By Jonathan Wosen, The San Diego Union-Tribune, May 29, 2020


Following Second Wave of Infections, South Korea’s Museums Close ArtForum, May 29, 2020


Battleship IOWA Museum To Reopen Outdoor Tours In San Pedro By Susan C. Schena,, May 28, 2020


Shuttered natural history museums fight for survival amid COVID-19 ‘heartbreak’ By Elizabeth Pennisi, Science Magazine, May 28, 2020


Museum of Making Music Tunes Up a Renovation By Alysia Gray Painter, NBC Southern California, May 28, 2020


Aerospace Museum Of California Set To Reopen Outdoor Exhibits By Ryan Hill, CBS Sacramento, May 27, 2020


California Academy of Sciences announces layoffs, furloughs, pay cuts affecting hundreds By Chase DiFeliciantonio, The San Francisco Chronicle, May 27, 2020


The Museum of Quarantine: An exhibition of our pandemic times, Hollywood style By Jessica Gelt, The Los Angeles Times, May 26, 2020


How Will We Remember the Pandemic? Museums Are Already Deciding By Adam Popescu, The New York Times, May 25, 2020


A woman of influence: Karen Kienzle found inspiration in Mary Cassatt’s art By Lynn Peithman Stock, Silicon Valley Business Journal, May 22, 2020


Sacramento museums race to adapt after losing millions in revenue By Emily Hamann, Sacramento Business Journal, May 21, 2020


Santa Barbara Museums Developing Plans to Reopen Once COVID-19 Restrictions Are Lifted By Brooke Holland, Noozhawk, May 16, 2020


Historic tribal presence in California to be acknowledged under Ramos bill Redlands Community News, May 16, 2020


Botanic gardens are reopening with superblooms — and a few new rules By Jeanette Marantos, The Los Angeles Times, May 16, 2020


California's state flag has its own virtual museum By Samantha Solomon, ABC10 News, May 15, 2020


Pandemic Spawns 'Emergency Art Museum' In South Bay City By Gideon Rubin,, May 15, 2020


What do people knead in time of crisis? Bakers remake artworks from a Texas museum By Joshua Barajas, PBS NewsHour, May 15, 2020


Some outdoor museums may open, Newsom says, but what’s an outdoor museum? By Deborah Vankin, The Los Angeles Times, May 15, 2020


Museum of the African Diaspora Benefit Auction Raises Over $450,000 ArtForum, May 14, 2020


Glen Ellen Historical Society seeks to preserve Sonoma Developmental Center By Anne Ward Ernst, Sonoma Index-Tribune, May 14, 2020


The ride is over: Morro Bay Skateboard Museum ends 8-year run By Nick Wilson, The San Luis Obispo Tribune, May 12, 2020


In Tiny Solvang, California, Rembrandt Continues Teaching Valuable Lessons By Chadd Scott, Forbes, May 11, 2020


A Museum Is Building an Archive of Your Recipes, Photos, and Face Masks By Elisa Wouk Almino, Hyperallergic, May 11, 2020


Some of World’s Museums Break Boundaries By Maya Margit, The Medialine, May 11, 2020


Asian Art Museum Virtually Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month By Forging New Digital Partnerships By Stephan Rabimov, Forbes, May 10, 2020


Castle Air Museum set to reopen Friday By Daniel Gligich, The San Joaquin Valley Sun, May 6, 2020


Hearst Foundations grant nearly $2 million to California arts, community organizations By Alejandro Serrano, The San Francisco Chronicle, May 6, 2020


Mind+Body Studio Planned For Pretend City Children's Museum By Ashley Ludwig,, May 5, 2020


Historic USS Iowa in San Pedro sees revenue crater because of coronavirus By Donna Littlejohn, The Daily Breeze, May 5, 2020


SF mayor announces $1.5 million in first wave of arts grants to help during coronavirus shutdown By Sam Whiting, The San Francisco Chronicle, April 30, 2020


The Museum of Redlands takes interest in saving historic signs from businesses and organizations Redlands Community News, April 30, 2020


This is how bad things are for museums: They now have a green light to sell off their art By Sebastian Smee, The Washington Post, April 30, 2020


A Texas Zoo is opening back up to the public with a drive-thru experience By Amanda Jackson, CNN International, April 29, 2020


The Governor of Texas Told Museums They Can Legally Reopen This Week. Texas Museums Said: No Thanks By Taylor Dafoe, ArtNet News, April 29, 2020


Many Museums Won’t Survive the Virus. How Do You Close One Down? By Nina Siegal, The New York Times, April 29, 2020


Simon Wiesenthal Center sues Chubb to ensure coronavirus insurance coverage By Jonathan Stempel, Reuters, April 29, 2020


Fresno Chaffee Zoo closed for over a month, officials share how they are managing By Angelica Lei Lani,, April 28, 2020


Its future in limbo, Palo Alto History Museum wins timely grants from county Palo Alto Online, April 28, 2020


Biologists Bring Red-Legged Frog Back To San Diego, Days Before Virus Could Have Derailed Plans By Shalina Chatlani, KPBS, April 27, 2020


Crocker Exhibit Falls Victim To Coronavirus Shutdown By Genoa Barrow, The Sacramento Observer, April 27, 2020


Museums in Belgium and Italy to reopen mid-May under phased lifting of lockdown By Gareth Harris, The Art Newspaper, April 27, 2020


Santa Barbara Zoo acquires donations through drive-by parade By Blake DeVine, KEYT, April 25, 2020


California governor, others get own bobbleheads after Fauci’s and Birx’s raised $160K By Chacour Koop, The Sacramento Bee, April 24, 2020


LACMA is beloved. Its design never was. By Hadley Meares, Curbed Los Angeles, April 23, 2020


La Jolla Historical Society seeks stories for ‘Corona Chronicles’ By Ashley Mackin-Solomon, La Jolla Light, April 23, 2020


Leslie Lawton, Sunnyvale Historical Society leader, dies

By Katharina Woodman, The Mercury News, April 23, 2020


In Oakland, Plunging Hotel Tax Revenue Threatens to Gut Arts Funding By Sam Lefebvre, KQED, April 23, 2020


From Shoebox to White Cube: A Roundup of Homemade Pet Museums By Valentina Di Liscia, Hyperallergic, April 23, 2020


The Florida Aquarium just made a breakthrough that will help save the third largest coral reef in the world By Alaa Elassar, CNN, April 23, 2020


Zoos have little revenue but still must feed animals, who seem to miss their human audience By Susanne Rust, The Los Angeles Times, April 22, 2020


Following Coronavirus Closures, Museums in Germany, Austria Plan Reopenings By Tessa Solomon, ARTNews, April 22, 2020


Black artists from around the globe donate their work for online auction to help SF’s MoAD By Raheem Hosseini, The San Francisco Chronicle, April 21, 2020


A zoo without visitors: Animal care goes on as vital revenue stream disappears By John Wilkens, The San Diego Union-Tribune, April 19, 2020


SoCal Museums Announces K–12 Digital Offerings at 30+ Museums and Cultural Institutions Santa Monica Daily Press, April 18, 2020


Sheltered in place, public looks for new input from local museums, Monterey Bay Aquarium By Lara Streiff, Monterey Herald, April 18, 2020


San Diego Zoo and Safari Park asking for donations to care for animals By Shannon Handy, CBS News 8, April 17, 2020


Sonoma Valley Museum Of Art Cancels Annual Gala SFGate, April 17, 2020


Hemet’s Western Science Center makes mask clips for hospitals battling coronavirus By Beau Yarbrough, The Press-Enterprise, April 17, 2020


California Historical Society Documenting Stories of COVID-19 By Joe Rosato, Jr., NBC Bay Area, April 17, 2020


Online Art Auction Aims to Keep Museum of the African Diaspora Afloat By Sam Lefebvre, KQED, April 17, 2020


The Getty Museum Releases Animal Crossing Art Generator By Jason Rochlin, Game Rant, April 16, 2020


Aquarium of the Pacific brings sea animals to your homes amid coronavirus pandemic By Hunter Lee, Long Beach Press Telegram, April 16, 2020


In Substantial Shift, Museum Industry Group Pushes Directors to Break the Rules to Survive By Andrew Russeth, ARTNews, April 16, 2020


Coronavirus: Monterey Bay Aquarium laying off workers By Dennis L. Taylor, Monterey Herald, April 15, 2020


You Can’t Visit the Museum. But Your Robot Can. By Andrew Dickson, The New York Times, April 15, 2020


Zoo May Feed Animals to Animals as Funds Dry Up in Pandemic By Christopher F. Schuetze, The New York Times, April 15, 2020


Art museum announces new president Chico Enterprise-Record, April 14, 2020


A real aquarium is giving tours of Animal Crossing’s in-game museum By Nicole Carpenter, Polygon, April 13, 2020


Why Los Angeles is America’s free museum capital By Jori Finkel, The Art Newspaper, April 13, 2020


Without guests, San Diego Zoo Safari Park sees more mountain lions By Mark Saunders and Matt Boone, ABC 10News San Diego, April 13, 2020


Santa Barbara Zoo seeks donations after loss of funds during COVID-19 closure By Jessica Brest, KEYT, April 12, 2020


Santa Barbara Zoo Features Its Animal Antics Online During Coronavirus Shutdown By Brooke Holland, Noozhawk, April 10, 2020


Santa Barbara Zoo takes extra precautions to prevent animals from catching COVID-19 By Blake DeVine, KEYT, April 9, 2020


See how The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens continue to care for animals despite park closure By Caitlin Thropay, KESQ, April 8, 2020


Oakland Museum of California Announces Hours Reductions Affecting 106 Workers By Sam Lefebvre, KQED, April 8, 2020


‘It’s gonna break my heart’: COVID-19 pandemic causes Oakhurst children’s museum to close permanently By Dennis Valera,, April 8, 2020


San Diego Zoo sees birth of endangered vulture for the first time By Mark Saunders, ABC 10News San Diego, April 7, 2020


Sacramento Zoo tries to stay afloat amid coronavirus crisis By Leticia Ordaz, KCRA Sacramento, April 7, 2020


California African American Museum moves its dance party to Instagram. You’re invited By Matt Cooper, The Los Angeles Times, April 7, 2020


Philanthropist, Palm Springs Art Museum trustee Arlene Schnitzer dies By Sherry Barkas, The Palm Springs Desert Sun, April 6, 2020


Bay Area museum directors discuss challenges of coronavirus shutdown By Charles Desmarais, The San Francisco Chronicle, April 6, 2020


Bronx Zoo Tiger Is Sick With the Coronavirus By Joseph Goldstein, The New York Times, April 6, 2020


'Last thing to go will be care for animals': Oakland Zoo has used $1.5M of $4.5M reserve By Grant Marek, SFGate, April 5, 2020


Cost overruns, delays, now coronavirus. Academy Museum chief Bill Kramer isn’t fazed By Deborah Vankin, The Los Angeles Times, April 4, 2020


Balboa Park to launch virtual explorer portal for amid COVID-19 pandemic KUSI, April 3, 2020


Pier 39 aquarium staff furloughed — but what about the fish? By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, San Francisco Examiner, April 3, 2020


MoMA Terminates All Museum Educator Contracts By Valentina Di Liscia, Hyperallergic, April 3, 2020


In Open Letter, San Francisco Art Institute’s Potential Closure Is Mourned by Bay Area Scene By Alex Greenberger, ARTNews, April 2, 2020


Animals at the LA Zoo are Missing Human Visitors By Jose Mayorquin, KABC-TV, April 1, 2020


The Getty Museum called for people to recreate works of art while in quarantine — and they did not disappoint By Danielle Garrand, CBS News, April 1, 2020


Hit by ‘slow-burning catastrophe,’ MOCA forced to furlough or cut pay for most staff By Deborah Vankin, The Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2020


Coronavirus could shut down some of L.A.’s most vulnerable hubs of culture and history By Andrew J. Campa, The Los Angeles Times, March 31, 2020


In a Surprise Move, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Is Looking to Its $3.6 Billion Endowment to Cover Costs By Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, March 31, 2020


At Exploratorium, layoffs, furloughs to affect 85% of staff By Annie Vainshtein, The San Francisco Chronicle, March 31, 2020


Layoffs Hit Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco By Sam Lefebvre, KQED, March 31, 2020


Tahoe Maritime Museum to shutter, reorganize Tahoe Weekly, March 31, 2020


Dutch museum says van Gogh painting stolen in overnight raid By Mike Corder, Associated Press, March 30, 2020


CA State Parks close vehicle access to all 280 sites as visitation surges By Hilda Flores, KCRA Sacramento, March 29, 2020


LACMA demolition moves forward, but coronavirus pauses Academy and Lucas construction By Deborah Vankin, The Los Angeles Times, March 28, 2020


California Automobile Museum launches virtual view amid coronavirus outbreak By Mack Ervin III, The Sacramento Bee, March 28, 2020


Virtually visit the Wildling Museum By Stacy Otte-Demangate, Santa Ynez Valley Star, March 28, 2020


SFMOMA to Lay Off or Furlough Over 300 Museum Staff By Sarah Hotchkiss, KQED, March 27, 2020


San Diego Zoo launches online education program CBS News 8, March 26, 2020


Museum layoffs begin in Los Angeles at MOCA and Hammer By Wallace Ludel, The Art Newspaper, March 25, 2020


Hundreds of Museums Around the World Are Sending Each Other Bouquets of Art Historical Flowers to Spread Love in a Dark Time By Noor Brara, ArtNet News, March 25, 2020


Art World Rallies to Gather Medical Supplies for COVID-19 Healthcare Workers By Hakim Bishara, Hyperallergic, March 25, 2020


Arts groups, facing their own virus crisis, get a piece of the stimulus By Julia Jacobs, The New York Times, March 24, 2020


MOCA lays off all 97 part-time employees in expectation of long coronavirus closure By Craig Nakano and Deborah Vankin, The Los Angeles Times, March 24, 2020


As New York and California Hospitals Face Critical Equipment Shortages, Museums and Schools Step Into the Breach By Brian Boucher, ARTNews, March 24, 2020


These families created a community art museum on the sidewalks of their California neighborhood while sheltering in place By Amir Vera, CNN, March 23, 2020


The San Antonio Aquarium has been forcibly shut down by police after refusing to close due to coronavirus By Alaa Elassar, CNN, March 23, 2020


10 of the world’s best virtual museum and art gallery tours By Antonia Wilson, The Guardian, March 23, 2020


SoCal Museums Step Up To Offer Art And Activities Online By Christine M. Ziemba, LAist, March 23, 2020


SF arts groups could lose $73 million in coronavirus shutdown, study says By Charles Desmarais, The San Francisco Chronicle, March 23, 2020


Monterey Bay Aquarium utilizes live animal cameras to bring people close to nature amid COVID-19 stay-at-home order KGO-TV, March 21, 2020


Museums, Curators, and Artists Find Innovative Solutions for Showing Art in a Pandemic By Annie Armstrong, Artsy, March 19, 2020


Zoo To You brings wildlife to you with live stream show By Christina Favuzzi, KSBY San Luis Obispo News, March 19, 2020


The arts will recover from the coronavirus, as they did after 9/11. But they might look a lot different. By Philip Kennicott, The Washington Post, March 19, 2020


Met Museum Prepares for $100 Million Loss and Closure Till July
By Robin Pogrebin, The New York Times, March 18, 2020


These Little Rats Took A 'Field Trip' At The California Science Center By Danielle Dougall, Narcity, March 18, 2020


Galleries, museums, closed by virus fears, offer alternative: #MuseumFromHome By Aidin Vaziri, The San Francisco Chronicle, March 14, 2020


Researchers Discover Dead Sea Scrolls at Museum of the Bible Are Forgeries By Tessa Solomon, ARTnews, March 13, 2020


How Will the Museum Landscape in O.C. Change in the Next Decade? By Richard Chang, VoiceofOC, March 13, 2020


12 of California’s 21 biggest museums have closed because of coronavirus. Here’s the list By Deborah Vankin, The Los Angeles Times, March 13, 2020


Plans for new Morro Bay aquarium show a gleaming building with views of the Rock By Nick Wilson, The San Luis Obispo Tribune, March 12, 2020


Contemporary Jewish Museum Executive Director Lori Starr Will Step Down ArtForum, March 12, 2020


First California condor chick of 2020 hatches at Oregon Zoo

By Amanda Butt, March 11, 2020, KATU


San Diego’s Mingei International Museum undergoes a sweeping renovation By Shane Reiner-Roth, The Architect’s Newspaper, March 10, 2020


How COVID-19 Is Affecting the Cultural World By Katherine J. Wu and Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, March 10, 2020


For museums, theaters and symphonies, a coronavirus case study in S.F. vs. Seattle By Tom Jacobs, The Los Angeles Times, March 9, 2020


From Swastika Selfies to Lessons on Nazism By Geraldine Fabrikant, The New York Times, March 9, 2020


Chamber of The Santa Barbara Region Names Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Nonprofit of Year By Rita Serotkin, Noozhawk, March 6, 2020


Museums start to take account of COVID-19 with temporary shutdowns or closure of exhibits By Alex Barreira, The San Francisco Business Times, March 6, 2020


Fresno Chaffee Zoo CEO announces retirement By Alliz Clavijo,, March 5, 2020


Coronavirus roundup: Santa Clara cases rise as museum shuts down, Stanford cares for some who test positive Silicon Valley Business Journal, March 5, 2020


Several US museums restrict staff travel to high-risk countries in response to coronavirus By Nancy Kenney, The Art Newspaper, March 5, 2020


Biologist admits to embezzling $236,000 from the San Diego Zoo By David Hernandez, The San Diego Union-Tribune, March 5, 2020


California museums and theaters shift coronavirus planning into a higher gear By Ashley Lee, The Los Angeles Times, March 3, 2020


Kidspace Appoints New Chief Executive Officer, Lisa Clements PasadenaNow, March 3, 2020


MAH welcomes new director Robb Woulfe By Elaine Ingalls, The Santa Cruz Sentinel, February 17, 2020


Million-dollar overhaul planned for Camarillo history museum By Jeremy Childs, Ventura County Star, February 11, 2020


US artists and museums join forces to fire up voters By Matthew Stromberg, The Art Newspaper, February 11, 2020


‘Antiques Roadshow’ set to air episodes from 2019 stop at Crocker Art Museum By Mitchel Bobo, The Sacramento Bee, February 10, 2020


Thousands of Fossils Sit Forgotten in Museum Drawers. How one Paleontologist is Changing That By Lacy Schley, Discover Magazine, February 10, 2020


Motion Picture Museum to Open Dec. 14, Academy Announces NBC Southern California, February 9, 2020


Britney Spears pop up museum opens in Los Angeles KTSM 9 News, February 7, 2020


L.A.’s long-awaited Academy Museum of Motion Pictures shows its stunning spaces, if not any exhibits yet By Bob Strauss, LA Daily News, February 7, 2020


The GRAMMY Museum® is Now a Certified Autism Center™ Digital Journal, February 7, 2020


Sunnyvale won’t pay for Orchard Heritage Park Museum expansion study By Thy Vo, Pacifica Tribune, February 5, 2020


Grant to fund online access to rare Ventura County history journals By Stacie N. Galang, Ventura County Star, February 4, 2020


Bay Area couple donates $1M for new art at UC Davis Manetti Shrem Museum By Trevor Stewart, Woodland Daily Democrat, February 4, 2020


Board hires industry veteran to lead Powerhouse Science Center By Emily Hamman, Sacramento Business Journal, January 31, 2020


Native American groups take issue with Library of Congress posting tribal stories By Niko Boskovic, USA Today, January 29, 2020


The Fight to Decolonize the Museum By Adam Hochschild, The Atlantic, January/February 2020


Commission OKs plans for Museum of Redlands By Alejandro Cano, Redlands News, January 31, 2020


25 Sacramento Area Museums Participating In Free Museum Day CBS Sacramento, January 31, 2020


LACMA Gifted $50 Million in Support of New Peter Zumthor–designed Building Artforum, January 31, 2020


Kern County Museum hires new curator of collections By Joseph Luiz, KGET 17, January 29, 2020


SLO art museum kills $12 million expansion: ‘If you look around this city, you can see why’ By Kaytlyn Leslie, The San Luis Obispo Tribune, January 29, 2020


San Diego Automotive Museum Names Lenny Leszczynski as Executive Director By Debbie L. Sklar, Times of San Diego, January 28, 2020


‘Our time is now’: How the California Museum is honoring Chinese American history By Theodora Yu, The Sacramento Bee, January 28, 2020


This museum in California will send art right to your phone, all you have to do is ask By Emily McCain, ABC Action News, January 28, 2020


San Diego Museum Month Offers Half-Price Admissions Throughout February By Chris Jennewein, Times of San Diego, January 26, 2020


The Barona Cultural Center and Museum opened its doors to the public 20 years ago By Chet Barfield, The San Diego Union-Tribune, January 26, 2020


Koala and platypus ‘adoptions’ at San Diego Zoo and Safari Park raise funds for Australia wildlife By Gary Warth, The San Diego Union-Tribune, January 25, 2020


Hammer Museum at UCLA announces 30 artists for ‘Made in L.A. 2020: a version’ UCLA Newsroom, January 21, 2020


San Diego Zoo Global and EDF Renewables North America Announce On-Site Operation of Battery Energy Storage Yahoo Finance, January 21, 2020


Santa Monica's Treasured Mosaic to Be Centerpiece of Orange County Museum Expansion By Jorge Casuso, The Lookout News, January 21, 2020


Katie Lowe joins Rancho Los Alamitos as Manager of Education and Public Engagement Orange County Breeze, January 21, 2020


The Frick Collection Could Turn Jeffrey Epstein’s Home Into An Art Museum By Sarah Midkiff, Yahoo Lifestyle, January 21, 2020


A baby gorilla is born at L.A. Zoo, the first in over 20 years By Alex Wigglesworth, The Los Angeles Times, January 19, 2020


Women’s Museum of California appoints interim director San Diego Community Newspaper Group, January 15, 2020


 Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Gets $750,000 Federal Grant for Expansion

By Debbie L. Sklar, Times of San Diego, January 14, 2020


Making Art Her Life: Kim Kanatani Embraces New Role at UCI By Aliese Muhonen,, January 13, 2020


The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens kicks off 50th anniversary celebrations By Caitlin Thropay, KESQ, January 11, 2020


Community remembers former La Jolla Historical Society President Pat Dahlberg By Dave Schwab, San Diego Community Newspaper Group, January 11, 2020


San Diego Zoo to Match One-Day Admissions for Australian Wildlife Relief Efforts By Brenda Gregorio-Nieto, NBC San Diego, January 11, 2020


MOCA to Begin Offering Free Admission at Both Locations NBC Los Angeles, January 11, 2020


Rancho Los Cerritos appoints new Development Director, Tessa Cavenah Orange County Breeze, January 10, 2020


Ahead of This Year’s Elections, Over 50 Museums Commit to Feminist Art By Olivia Giovetti, Yahoo! News, January 10, 2020


Pasadena's USC Pacific Asia Museum Announces Contemporary Art Exhibitions and New Initiatives for 2020 Pasadena Now, January 10, 2020


Inside Leimert Park’s Little-Known Jazz and Blues Museum By Ande Richards, Los Angeleno, January 9, 2020


Getty Museum President Condemns Trump's Threat To Cultural Sites, January 7, 2020


Pentagon Rules Out Striking Iranian Cultural Sites, Contradicting Trump By Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times, January 6, 2020


Here Are 21 Highly Anticipated, Mind-Expanding Museum Exhibitions to Seek Out Across the US in 2020 By Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, January 6, 2020


John Baldessari, Who Gave Conceptual Art a Dose of Wit, Is Dead at 88 By Jori Finkel, The New York Times, January 5, 2020


Border Patrol Museum visitors want to talk about politics, but the staff doesn't By Robyn Ross, The San Francisco Chronicle, January 3, 2020


Snoopy Museum reopens following relocation to larger site in Tokyo By David Styles, Museums + Heritage Advisor, January 2, 2020


Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College Names Victoria Sancho Lobis Director Artforum, January 2, 2020


A heady art year in 2020 for the Bay Area, from a new Asian Art Museum pavilion to Thiebaud By Charles Desmarais, The San Francisco Chronicle, January 2, 2020


Flying Lanterns Probably Caused Zoo Fire in Germany, Police Say By Jacey Fortin, The New York Times, January 1, 2020


Judge: Zoo must relinquish big cats By Greg Larry, Cumberland Times-News, December 31, 2019


Zoo director takes monkeys and pandas home to save them from deadly wildfires By Reis Thebault, The Washington Post, December 31, 2019


On the Rise: 47 Curators and Arts Leaders Who Took on New Appointments in 2019 By Victoria L. Valentine, Culture Type, December 27, 2019


Gold Nugget Museum buys building for new home By Laura Urseny, Chico Enterprise-Record, December 27, 2019


Comprehensive digital photography collection and $500,000 endowment donated to UCR ARTS By Jessica Weber, The Redlands Community News, December 27, 2019


Museum of Hangovers opens in Croatia By Lilit Marcus, CTV News, December 25, 2019


Marciano Foundation Worker Files Suit Claiming Mass Layoffs Were Illegal By Colin Moynihan, The New York Times, December 23, 2019


Museums, other institutions start stocking special glasses for those with colorblindness By Erin Blakemore, The Washington Post, December 21, 2019


Joan Irvine Smith, philanthropist and major force behind the founding of UCI, dies at 86 By Luke Money and Steve Marble, The Los Angeles Times, December 20, 2019


Nik Dehejia Tapped as Executive Vice-President of Oakland Zoo Yahoo Finance, December 20, 2019


Pena Adobe raising money to assess cost to repair crumbling wall By Ian Thompson, Fairfield Daily Republic


Proposed Downtown Livermore Science Museum Named The Livermore Independent, December 19, 2019


Bank of America Invests $750,000 to Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art Inland Empire, December 18, 2019


Autry Museum names two new curators known for their ambitious, collaborative style By Carolina A. Miranda, The Los Angeles Times, December 16, 2019


Former Getty Director Stephen Garrett, Who Turned the California Museum Into an International Powerhouse, Has Died at 96 By Caroline Elbaor, ArtNet News, December 4, 2019


Border Patrol threw away migrants’ belongings. A janitor saved and photographed them By Makeda Easter, The Los Angeles Times, December 2, 2019


Valley Children's Museum Struggling For Money, Location: Dublin By Toni McAllister,, December 2, 2019


Betty Barker, co-founder of Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert, dies at 99 By Julie Makinen and Ann Greer, The Desert Sun, December 1, 2019


Baltimore Museum of Art will only buy women's art in 2020 By Anna Sturla, CNN, December 1, 2019


Armenian American Museum Selects Pre-Construction General Contractor Asbarez Armenian News, November 26, 2019


NHRA Motorsports Museum Director Larry Fisher Passes By Andrew Wolf,, November 25, 2019


Thieves Steal 'Priceless' Jewel Sets From Dresden Museum By David Rising and Frank Jordans, NBC Southern California, November 25, 2019


How Did the Gettysburg Address End Up in Glenn Beck’s Office? By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, The New York Times, November 23, 2019


Rare Platypus On Display At San Diego Zoo Safari Park By Erik Anderson, KPBS, November 22, 2019


Employees at One of LA’s Largest Museums Announce Plans to Unionize By Matt Stromberg, Hyperallergic, November 22, 2019


China yanks Oakland artist Hung Liu’s big Beijing show By Sam Whiting, The San Francisco Chronicle, November 21, 2019


Napa Valley vintner Warren Winiarski honored by Smithsonian's National Museum of American History By Sasha Paulsen, Napa Valley Register, November 21, 2019


SF museum to explore our dark side: domestic violence, bullying, school shootings By Heather Knight, The San Francisco Chronicle, November 19, 2019


Bei Bei showered with attention as National Zoo prepares to send him to China on Tuesday By Dana Hedgpeth and Michael E. Ruane, The Washington Post, November 18, 2019


Ever-busy Cardiff surfing icon Rob Machado opens hometown shop and museum By Pam Kragen, The San Diego Union-Tribune, November 17, 2019


San Joaquin County zoo to undergo partial renovation By Kristi Gross, Fox40, November 16, 2019


The Nefertiti Bust Meets the 21st Century By Michael Weinberg, Slate, November 15, 2019


Martial Arts History Museum kicks its way to 20th year By Anthony Clark Carpio, The Los Angeles Times, November 15, 2019


The Huntington Library acquires two collections of US slavery and abolition records By Wallace Ludel, The Art Newspaper, November 14, 2019


With two new appointments, National Gallery of Art director puts focus on visitor experience By Peggy McGlone, Independent Tribune, November 12, 2019


Sandra the orangutan, freed from a zoo after being granted 'personhood,' settles into her new home By Alaa Elassar, CNN, November 9, 2019


Endangered California Condor Being Treated For Lead Poisoning At Oakland Zoo CBS San Francisco, November 9, 2019


Rocklin Historical Society Recognized for Local Impact Roseville Today, November 9, 2019


Cal Academy’s new director a famous face from ‘Dinosaur Train’ By Peter Hartlaub, The San Francisco Chronicle, November 8, 2019


Possible operating changes at H.B. surf museum churn up worries about preserving local history By Julia Sclafani, The Los Angeles Times, November 8, 2019


‘It was intense’: Recognition, thanks for murals in the ruins of Paradise By Kyra Gottesman, The Chico Enterprise-Record, November 8, 2019


Snoopy Museum is reopening in Machida, Tokyo in December By Emma Steen, Time Out, November 7, 2019


Paul Baribault takes charge as the San Diego Zoo’s first new leader in 34 years By Bradley J. Fikes, The San Diego Union-Tribune, November 7, 2019


Stolen Benjamin Creme Artwork Worth $800,000 Found in California Storage Facility By Tufayel Ahmed, Newsweek, November 6, 2019


Marciano Art Foundation Shutters, Blaming Low Attendance—Former Employees Have Other Theories By Brittany Martin, LA Magazine, November 6, 2019


Proposed Oakland Museum of Jazz and Art for City-Owned Site Moves Forward By Sam Lefebvre, KQED, November 6, 2019


A San Francisco archive has added hundreds of amazing photos. See the best ones here. By Katie Dowd, The San Francisco Chronicle, November 5, 2019


Woman wanted for climbing into Bronx Zoo lion exhibit: 'I am the lion now' By Elisha Fieldstadt,, November 1, 2019


After Easy fire, Reagan Presidential Library and Museum gets back to business By Ryan Carter, The Pasadena Star-News, November 1, 2019


Museums Are Trying to Fireproof Themselves in the Age of Climate Change By Cole Kazdin, Vice, November 1, 2019


Ontario Police Museum holds car show to raise money after alleged embezzlement By Steve Scauzillo, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, October 31, 2019


Chapman, Catalina Museum Create ‘University by the Sea’ Newport Beach Independent Newspaper, October 31, 2019


Zoo monkey dies from injuries after fighting off intruder who took his offspring By Sophie Lewis, CBS News, October 31, 2019


Art storage demands flare as California fires rage By Brook Mason, The Art Newspaper, October 31, 2019


Lucas Museum of Narrative Art finds its new director at the Met By Deborah Vankin, The Los Angeles Times, October 30, 2019


Castro site needed for LGBTQ museum, say project backers By Matthew S. Bajko, The Bay Area Reporter, October 30, 2019


California teen gets prison for snatching rare lemur from zoo By Kenneth Garger, The New York Post, October 29, 2019


Why the Getty Center Is the Safest Place for Art During a Fire By Caitlin Shamberg and Annelisa Stephan, The Iris [blog], October 29, 2019


Related California Unveils Major Public Art Installation For New Luxury Build In San Francisco By Julia Brenner, Forbes, October 29, 2019


Long Beach Museum Gets Big Grant To Focus On Women Artists By Harry Saltzgaver, The Grunion, October 28, 2019


Museum Directors Under 40: A Brief History of 20 Young Leaders Who Helped Shape Their Institutions By Claire Selvin, ARTNews, October 28, 2019


Powerful earthquakes reveal mysterious 15-million-year-old fossil in California By Mike Harris, Ventura County Star, October 26, 2019


Flexibility the name of the education game at Monterey Bay Aquarium’s new Bechtel Center By Ariana Remmel, The Monterey Herald, October 26, 2019


Painting Stolen by Nazis Recovered From New York Museum NBC Southern California, October 23, 2019


A Brewing History Update Comes To The Smithsonian National Museum Of American History By Thomas Pellechia, Forbes, October 23, 2019


Huntington Names Dennis Carr Chief Curator of American Art Pasadena Now, October 22, 2019


Arrests at MoMA: Protesters Block Entrance, Demanding Removal of Board Member Holding Puerto Rican Debt By Alex Greenberger, ARTNews, October 21, 2019


Animal Rights Group Wants Elephant Removed From Bronx Zoo CBS New York, October 21, 2019


What Curators Don’t Get About Prison Art By Zachary Small, The Nation, October 18, 2019


Baby giraffe, member of an endangered subspecies, born at Los Angeles Zoo KABC-TV, October 18, 2019


The 'blob': Paris zoo unveils unusual organism which can heal itself and has 720 sexes By Julie Zaugg, CNN, October 17, 2019


UC Berkeley Art Museum inherits grand trove of nearly 3,000 African American quilts By Charles Desmarais, San Francisco Chronicle, October 16, 2019


Maritime Museum of San Diego’s Educational Programs Expand Thanks to SB 367 By Debbie L. Sklar, Times of San Diego, October 15, 2019


Akron Art Museum promotes three, including Seema Rao to deputy director By Scott Suttell, Crain’s Cleveland Business, October 14, 2019


How Museums And Libraries Are Adapting In The Age Of Internet By Doug McKnight, KAZU, October 14, 2019


Chinese Railroad Workers Project exhibit honored by California Preservation Foundation By Melissa De Witte, Stanford University News, October 13, 2019


LA Zoo Urges Support for Endangered Species with Cute Animal Pics By Andrew Fortin-Caldera, NBC Southern California, October 12, 2019


Oakland Zoo stays closed a second day, with focus on protecting most vulnerable animals By Anna Bauman, San Francisco Chronicle, October 10, 2019


SF’s newest museum is opening in the city’s oldest mint By Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, October 5, 2019


Deborah Marrow, longtime Getty Foundation director and arts funder, dies By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, October 4, 2019


Legion of Honor, de Young museums expand free Saturdays to all Bay Area residents By Charles Desmarais, San Francisco Chronicle, October 2, 2019


Walter Hood, MacArthur ‘genius’ grant winner, will transform Oakland Museum of California By Brock Keeling, Curbed SF, September 27, 2019


A New Urgency to Learn About Los Angeles’s Mexican History By Jill Cowan, The New York Times, September 27, 2019


Santa Barbara Zoo’s last elephant, 48-year-old Little Mac, is euthanized Los Angeles Times, September 27, 2019


San Jose Museum of Art turns 50 with spirited gala By Catherine Bigelow, San Francisco Chronicle, September 27, 2019


Getty Museum Acquires Work by Groundbreaking Photographer Laura Aguilar By Maximilíano Durón, ARTNews, September 26, 2019


Jacob Urges Expediting Climate Action Museum In San Francisco As The UN Releases 2019 Climate Report PR Newswire, Yahoo! Finance, September 23, 2019


Orange County Museum of Art Breaks Ground on New Building ArtForum, September 23, 2019


How Lonnie Bunch Built a Museum Dream Team By Lonnie G. Bunch III, Smithsonian Magazine, September 21, 2019


Hundreds celebrate International Red Panda Day at Sequoia Park Zoo By Sonia Waraich, Eureka Times Standard, September 21, 2019


When worlds collide: Lake Merritt and Oakland Museum finally will connect By John King, The San Francisco Chronicle, September 21, 2019


The Monterey Museum of Art is 60 and showing its age, but new ideas could propel it into the next 60. By Pam Marino and Walter Ryce, Monterey County Weekly, September 19, 2019


CEO of Kidspace Museum Moving On NBC Los Angeles, September 18, 2019


St. Helena’s Robert Louis Stevenson Museum turning 50 Napa Valley Register, September 18, 2019


Ladan Akbarnia Joins San Diego Museum of Art as Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art ArtForum, September 17, 2019


San Diego Zoo brings in president and CEO from Disney By Bradley J. Fikes, The San Diego Union-Tribune, September 13, 2019


The Quirk of Collecting That Skews Museum Specimens Male

By Rachel Gutman, The Atlantic, September 11, 2019


Oakland’s ‘museum of the people’ launches $85m capital campaign

By Hilarie M. Sheets, The Art Newspaper, September 11, 2019


California African American Museum Names Chief Curator, September 11, 2019


London aquarium to raise 'genderless' penguin By Amy Woodyatt, CNN International, September 10, 2019


Largest Exhibition Of Mummies Arrives In Pittsburgh Under Heavy Security By Meghan Schiller, CBS Pittsburgh, September 10, 2019


Julie Joyce Appointed Senior Curator at ArtCenter Pasadena Now, September 9, 2019


At 19 Art Shows, From Los Angeles to Manhattan, All Eyes Are on Inclusion By Holland Cotter, The New York Times, September 9, 2019


New edgier exhibits find Bay Area museums confronting the world By Robert Taylor, The Mercury News, September 9, 2019


The longtime leader of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach is stepping down By Louis Sahagun, The Los Angeles Times, September 6, 2019


Joey of endangered kangaroo species born at San Diego Zoo Safari Park KUSI, September 6, 2019


Exhibit Thwarted by Pasadena Museum of California Art's Abrupt Closure Gets Wall Space at Nearby Venue Pasadena Now, September 6, 2019


Huntington Updates Its Name, Announces A Partnership with the Hammer Museum, And Addresses the Future at Centennial Launch Event Pasadena Now, September 6, 2019


With new chief curator, Palm Springs Art Museum ready to 'form an identity' By Brian Blueskye, Palm Springs Desert Sun, September 6, 2019


The Art Handler Who Saved the Emancipation Proclamation From Drowning in Mountain Dew By Zachary Small, Hyperallergic, September 6, 2019


The Fort Bragg-Mendocino Coast Historical Society celebrates 20 years By Julie Parker, Ft. Bragg Advocate-News, September 5, 2019


Fleet Science Center Selected to Join National Effort to Train More STEM Teachers Times of San Diego, September 5, 2019


The Museum Wall That Broke the Art Handler’s Back By Zachary Small, Hyperallergic, September 2, 2019


Philanthropy, but at what price? US museums wake up to public's ethical concerns By Victoria Stapley-Brown, The Art Newspaper, August 28, 2019


Three design teams propose La Brea Tar Pits revamp. The mammoth’s future? Uncertain By Carolina A. Miranda, The Los Angeles Times, August 26, 2019


Outrage after ‘imbecile’ zoo visitors use fingernails to scratch their names into the back of a RHINO By Jon Rogers, The Sun, August 22, 2019


As zebras watch, Detroit Zoo announces switch to wind energy By Neal Rubin, The Detroit News, August 22, 2019


Minnesota Historical Society considers name change for Historic Fort Snelling site By Kelly Smith, Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 21, 2019


Whitewashing of Mural in Santa Ana Stirs Controversy By Richard Chang, Voice of OC, August 21, 2019


Scientific Breakthrough At Florida Aquarium Could Save Florida’s Endangered Coral Reefs CBS Miami, August 21, 2019


Artists to Napa’s di Rosa center: Selling collection ‘would lead to an irretrievable loss’ By Charles Demarais, The San Francisco Chronicle, August 20, 2019


A New Definition of “Museum” Sparks International Debate By Zachary Small, Hyperallergic, August 19, 2019


San Diego Zoo calls for action against moves to weaken Endangered Species Act By Mark Saunders, ABC10 News, August 16, 2019


The American Museum Is in Crisis By James Tarmy, Bloomberg Businessweek, August 15, 2019


East Bay museums reimagining how exhibits presented By Lou Fancher, East Bay Times, August 15, 2019


The Children's Museum is digging for dinosaurs in Wyoming. They've found amazing things. By Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, August 15, 2019


LADWP loans ancient tusk to Eastern California Museum Sierra Wave, August 14, 2019


New features at Sacramento Zoo welcome visitors with autism, dementia, PTSD and more By Caroline Ghisolfi, The Sacramento Bee, August 14, 2019


Free citizen science app gives locals the ability to help keep Tahoe blue By Dwayne Macie, KRNV My News 4, August 13, 2019


Venomous snake has been missing inside Bronx Zoo for a week By Anabel Sosa and Ebony Bowden, New York Post, August 13, 2019


South Bay History: Carson’s International Printing Museum takes its educational mission seriously By Sam Gnerre, The Daily Breeze, August 12, 2019


Demonstrators call on LA Zoo to free Billy the elephant, hold rally ahead of World Elephant Day KABC, August 12, 2019


Korean American museum design calls for a lush rooftop garden and a sense of mystery By Sam Lubell, The Los Angeles Times, August 12, 2019


Sacramento Zoo closed for part of Saturday after Valentine the giraffe dies By Hannah Wiley, The Sacramento Bee, August 10, 2019


At the Museum of Death, every day is like a Charles Manson anniversary By Maria L. La Ganga, The Los Angeles Times, August 10, 2019


A lioness at a German zoo ate her 2 cubs just days after they were born, and zookeepers are shocked By Tom Murray, Business Insider, August 9, 2019


Zoos have an image problem. Can Animal Planet and the San Diego Zoo fix that? By Susan King, The Los Angeles Times, August 7, 2019


A giant Rube Goldberg machine is being assembled at the Tech
By Sal Pizarro, The Mercury News, August 7, 2019 


Museum Expansion Sparks Division Over Orchard Tree Removal By Jacob Bourne, The Silicon Valley Voice, August 6, 2019


Behind the Oakland Museum’s $20 Million Plan to Transform Its Roof Into a Public Art Oasis By Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, August 5, 2019


Weed Museum: History, Culture and Munchies, Of Course NBC Southern California, August 3, 2019


Local museum examines the Walls We Create By Grant Schmieding, Chico Enterprise-Record, August 1, 2019


It’s a Stretch, But Endangered Masai Giraffes at Santa Barbara Zoo Are Expecting By Julia McHugh, Noozhawk, July 31, 2019


$50 million science center taking shape on Sacramento riverfront By Mike TeSelle, KCRA Sacramento, July 30, 2019


Saving the species: Artificially conceived rhino born at San Diego Zoo USA Today, July 30, 2019


Filoli Selected by the American Alliance of Museums for Participation in Groundbreaking National Initiative to Increase Diversity and Inclusion on Museum Boards Yahoo! Finance, July 30, 2019


Alcatraz East Crime Museum to Display Prison Artwork By Cher Murphy, The Stewardship Report, July 30, 2019


Tyson Keeps Museum Post After Sexual Misconduct Probe By Karren Mathews, NBC Southern California, July 28, 2019


Triceratops Skull, 65 Million Years Old, Unearthed by College Student, 23

By Emily S. Rueb, The New York Times, July 26, 2019


Investigating The Development Of The Modern-day Zoo By Taylor Moore, Pacific Standard, July 26, 2019


Lincoln Park Zoo to remain free until 2050 — and why the contract was extended early By Steve Johnson, Chicago Tribune, July 25, 2019


Governor Newsom Signs State Budget with $5 Million for Armenian American Museum The Armenian Mirror-Spectator, July 25, 2019


Sip a Beer a Sloth Helped Create, at LA Zoo By Alysia Gray Painter, NBC Southern California, July 24, 2019


Grammy Museum Gives $200,000 To Music Science, Archive Projects By Aaron Brophy, Samaritan Mag, July 24, 2019


51 Museums Selected for Board Diversity and Inclusion Program as Part of $4 Million National Initiative American Alliance of Museums, July 23, 2019


Atlanta’s High Museum Has Launched a ‘Dating App’ to Match Visitors With the Perfect Artwork By Ellen Gutosky, Mental Floss, July 23, 2019


What Happened To The Indigenous Human Remains That Were Displayed At The Southwest Museum? By Nathan Solis, L.A. Taco, July 22, 2019


Fish popsicles, elephant hose-downs and ice blocks galore: This is how zoo animals are keeping cool during the heat wave By Erin Davis and Melissa Gray, CNN, July 21, 2019


Drag Queen Story Hour draws protests in Southern California By David Rosenfeld, The Mercury News, July 20, 2019


A New Campaign to End Unpaid Internships in the Art World Exposes a Problematic Reliance on Free Labor By Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, July 18, 2019


New California Automobile Museum director pushes for increased attendance By Emily Hamman, Sacramento Business Journal, July 18, 2019


MONCA camp provides outlet to Camp Fire kids By Grant Schmieding, Chico Enterprise-Record, July 18, 2019


Waking up to Warhol? The emerging ‘museum hotel’ trend By Bea Mitchell, Blooloop, July 18, 2019


San Diego Marks 250 Years—And Millennia of Kumeyaay History By Chris Jennewein, Times of San Diego, July 16, 2019


Culture Workers, Just Say No to All Unpaid Internships By Michelle Millar Fisher, ArtNews, July 16, 2019


Killing of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, African American Museum Founder, Stuns Baton Rouge By Sarah Mervosh, The New York Times, July 15, 2019


A Teenager Stole a Lemur From a Zoo, and Almost Got Away With It By Neil Vigdor, The New York Times, July 12, 2019


90’s themed pop-up museum opens in Oakland KRQE, July 12, 2019


Gibbon at Santa Barbara Zoo dies in accident By Travis Schlepp, KEYT, July 11, 2019


After several animals die, PETA calls for animal cruelty charges against California Living Museum By Stacey Shepard, The Bakersfield Californian, July 11, 2019


Kidspace to Unveil New Interactive NEA-Funded Installation This Week Pasadena Now, July 11, 2019


How do you launch SF Museum of Cultural History? With a party in Kerouac Alley By Catherine Bigelow, San Francisco Chronicle, July 11, 2019


More and more children's museums are speaking out against the treatment of migrant children in US detention By Lauren Kent, CNN, July 10, 2019


The Lucas Museum's First Public Event, Visit, You Should By Alysia Gray Painter, NBC Southern California, July 10, 2019


San Diego's Presidio is crumbling By Joe Deegan, San Diego Reader, July 10, 2019


Napa’s di Rosa Center to sell most of its fabled art collection

By Charles Demarais, San Francisco Chronicle, July 5, 2019


Women are increasingly getting the top museum jobs. Will more of them finally get equal pay? By Peggy McGlone, The Washington Post, July 2, 2019


LA County Arts Commission Transitions To First Official LA County Department Of Arts And Culture Press Release, Los Angeles County Arts & Culture, July 1, 2019


Pop-up youth museum in CSUMB Salinas Center still open for families this summer By Eduardo Cuevas, The Salinas Californian, July 1, 2019


Lindsay Wildlife Experience Celebrates Oldest Living California Bird’s Birthday By John Ramos, CBS San Francisco, June 30, 2019


New Children's Museum Opens at Santa Monica Place By Char’Nese Turner, NBC Southern California, June 29, 2019


Peter Selz, an Art Museum Force on Two Coasts, Dies at 100 By Richard Sandomir, The New York Times, June 28, 2019


Kidspace Children's Museum Celebrates 40-Year History This Summer By Mark Nero,, June 27, 2019


Pride 2019: London Zoo gay penguins join LGBT event BBC News, June 27, 2019


Enslaved People Lived Here. These Museums Want You to Know. By Tariro Mzezewa, The New York Times, June 26, 2019


Museum Opening in Hollywood Plans to Combat Cannabis Stigma By Char’Nese Turner, NBC Southern California, June 26, 2019


The Getty picks a theme for Pacific Standard Time 2024: art and science By Carolina A. Miranda, The Los Angeles Times, June 26, 2019


Zoo faces federal fine after keeper ‘bumped’ by horn of 4,000-pound rhinoceros By David J. Neal, Miami Herald, June 26, 2019


New Museum Union Pushes For Contract At Exhibition Opening Protest ArtForum, June 26, 2019


The Secret Tech Problem at Modern Art Museums By Vince Guerrieri, Popular Mechanics, June 24, 2019


Community Aquarium Closes After 20 Years in Redondo Beach By Vanessa Arredondo, NBC Southern California, June 23, 2019


Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society awards scholarships to four high school graduates Del Mar Times, June 23, 2019


Call for historic mission bell removal begins at UC Santa Cruz By Jessica A. York, Santa Cruz Sentinel, June 21, 2019


The Association of Art Museum Directors Calls on Museums to Provide Paid Internships By Hakim Bishara, Hyperallergic, June 20, 2019


"Distressed" Arts Commission Learns Why Santa Monica Lost Its Iconic Mural By Jorge Casuso, The Lookout News, June 20, 2019


Searching for Bigfoot: If the elusive creature exists, he’s probably hiding deep in the Santa Cruz Mountains By Shoshi Parks, Roadtrippers Magazine, June 20, 2019


Dallas Zoo says 1-year-old giraffe Witten died while under anesthesia during exam By Claire Z. Cardona, Dallas News, June 17, 2019


Denver Zoo Introduces Same-sex Flamingo Couple, Freddie Mercury And Lance Bass By Hayley Prokos, Newsweek, June 15, 2019


At Bearded Lady’s Mystic Museum, lovers of witchcraft and the occult gather to cast spells—and buy art By Paige Skinner, Roadtrippers Magazine, June 15, 2019


Temecula Awarded Two California Arts Council Grants, June 14, 2019


Almost Ripe: Avocado Museum 'The Cado' to Open in North County San Diego This Month By Christina Bravo, NBC 7 San Diego, June 14, 2019


Chapman’s Hilbert Museum of California Art to Expand and Nearly Triple In Size By David Chang, VoiceofOC, June 14, 2019


Bay Area foundation must return Gorilla to Cincinnati Zoo set after court battle The Mercury News, June 13, 2019


Petition Filed to Create First Union for Guggenheim Museum Staff By Colin Moynihan, The New York Times, June 12, 2019


Armenian American Museum Announces Exhibition Design and Master Planning Firm Asbarez Armenian News, June 12, 2019


Oakland Zoo helping return American Bison to tribal lands in Montana By Kristin J. Bender, KTVU San Francisco, June 12, 2019


Jean-Charles Boisset Introduces Napa Valley’s First Wine History Museum and Tasting Salon: 1881 Napa, June 12, 2019


Pleasanton's Museum On Main Getting Fresh Look, $300K Upgrade By Toni McAllister,, June 12, 2019


Giant, 3-D Textile Art and Playscape Opens at New Children’s Museum By Chris Jennewein, Times of San Diego, June 11, 2019


Serra Museum gets $300,000 upgrade for San Diego's 250th anniversary By Jared Aarons, 10News San Diego, June 11, 2019


Better Safe Than Sorry: American Museums Take Measures Mindful of Repatriation of African Art By Robin Scher, ARTnews, June 11, 2019


A Look at the New Monument to Honor Chinese Railroad Workers By Joe Rosato, Jr., NBC Southern California, June 8, 2019


‘Life found a way’: The National Zoo welcomes a startling addition By Dana Hedgpeth, The Washington Post, June 7, 2019


‘Beauty From Ashes’ turns Camp Fire remains into new art By Natalie Hanson, Chico Enterprise-Record, June 7, 2019


The La Brea Tar Pits are getting a makeover. Here’s why By Carolina A. Miranda, The Los Angeles Times, June 6, 2019


San Diego Zoo Conservationists Receive Award for `Akikiki Efforts By Lauren J. Mapp, Times of San Diego, June 5, 2019


This California Museum Had Big Ambitions—and Then Shuttered. Here’s What It Teaches Us About the Perils of Private Museums By Catherine Wagley, artnet News, June 5, 2019


Artists in 18 Major US Museums Are 85% White and 87% Male, Study Says By Hakim Bishara, Hyperallergic, June 3, 2019