Museums in the News

Museum news from around the web!


Clean House to Survive? Museums Confront Their Crowded Basements

By Robin Pogrebin, The New York Times, March 12, 2019


Barona Cultural Center & Museum is the First Native American Museum in California Ever Selected as a Finalist for Prestigious National Medal for Museum and Library Service Award

PR Newswire, March 11, 2019


Politicians Urge Victoria & Albert Museum to Return £500,000 Grant to Sackler Heiress

By Zachary Small, Hyperallergic, March 10, 2019


Art world inequities spark labour campaign by museum workers

By Jillian Steinhauer, The Art Newspaper, March 8, 2019


Outdoor art museum of murals proposed for Sacramento

By Carlos Herrera,, March 8, 2019


Peninsula Museum of Art looking for home

By Austin Walsh, San Mateo Daily Journal, March 8, 2019


SF Zoo Monkey Island: Depression jobs and fun for humans, mixed bag for animals

By Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, March 8, 2019


Everybody, a Backstreet Boys 'Experience' Is Headed for DTLA

By Alysia Gray Painter, NBC Los Angeles, March 7, 2019


Dutch Museum to return artefacts stolen from other countries

By Leonidas Kalai, ArtCritique, March 7, 2019


The fight for control over virtual fossils

By Dyani Lewis,, March 6, 2019


Here’s what’s going on behind the scenes at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum before it reopens

By Ryan Hagen, The Press-Enterprise, March 4, 2019


Traveling Black History Museum Evokes Conversations About Race And Politics

By Destiny Llamas, WVIK, March 1, 2019


A Former Guggenheim Director Thinks Museums Need to be More Like Theme Parks

By Christopher Marcisz, Hyperallergic, February 27, 2019


Are museums being clear enough with the public about what's real and what's fake?

By Menachem Wecker, The Washington Post, February 27, 2019


Southern California's newest art museum will be called the Benton

By Doborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, February 26, 2019

Desert X 2019: This project shines light on lynchings of 149 Mexicans in California

By Greg Archer, The Desert Sun, February 22, 2019


High-tech equipment used to rebuild century-old Sacramento science center

By Max Resnik, KCRA 3 Sacramento, February 21, 2019


Sacramento foster care agency brings children's art to the Crocker Art Museum

By TC Newman, ABC 10 Sacramento, February 20, 2019


In a community still shaken from the Borderline mass shooting, a museum finds a new home

By Ethan Varian, Los Angeles Daily News, February 20, 2019


Armenian American Museum Announces $8.1 Million After Inaugural Telethon Azbarez Armenian News, February 19, 2019

Pasadena Museum of History Announces Donation of Artwork, Memorabilia from Family of Artist/Educator Nelbert Chouinard Pasadena Now, February 18, 2019

'KidSTREAM' Children's Museum Will be First in Ventura County By JD Carrere, Spectrum News 1, February 18, 2019

5 local women to be inducted into San Diego County Women's Hall Of Fame CBS 8 San Diego, February 17, 2019

Fresno Art Museum offering future art students portfolio prep workshops By Jessica Johnson,, February 13, 2019

America's Endangered Natural History Museums Hold The DNA Secrets of a Vanishing World

By Colin Dickey, Pacific Standard Magazine, February 11, 2019


At OMCA, ‘Black Power’ reminds community of Oakland’s history of activism, prejudice

By Areyon Jolivette, The Daily Californian, February 11, 2019


Guggenheim Targeted by Protesters for Accepting Money From Family With OxyContin Ties

By Colin Moynihan, The New York Times, February 9, 2019


Bean Sprouts Café Opens at Kidspace

By Alysia Gray Painter, NBC Los Angeles, February 8, 2019


The new National Law Enforcement Museum is straight-up copaganda

By Sadie Dingfelder, The Washington Post, February 7, 2019


What’s an okapi? Sacramento Zoo’s newest addition has giraffe ancestry and a zebra’s behind

By Michael McGough, The Sacramento Bee, February 7, 2019


L.A.’s Velvet Painting Museum Is Hanging on for Dear Life in Chinatown

By Liz Ohanesian, Los Angeles Magazine, February 6, 2019


Mandy Aftel’s perfume museum seduces with whale vomit and other curious scents

By Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, February 6, 2019


New York’s MOMA Will Close This Summer to Complete Expansion

ArtForum, February 5, 2019


The Love Story Behind L.A.’s Bunny Museum

By Lizzie Philip, Atlas Obscura, February 4, 2019


Oakland Zoo, Brewery Create New Beer ‘Bay Cat Ale’ To Help Mountain Lions

CBS SF Bay Area, February 2, 2019

‘We missed you guys’: Smithsonian museums, National Zoo welcome back visitors after government shutdown

By Marrisa J. Lang and Peggy McGlone, The Washington Post, January 29, 2019


Drone video shows new Powerhouse Science Center under construction

By Hector Amezcua, The Sacramento Bee, January 25, 2019


Shasta Historical Society working to collect Carr Fire documents

By Briona Haney, KRCR News, January 25, 2019


What problem in our community is our museum most uniquely equipped to solve?

By Johanna Jones, New Faces New Spaces, January 23, 2019


Visiting museums and galleries is a popular way to de-stress, according to a new study.

By Wallace Ludel, Artsy, January 23, 2019


Temporary Closure of Balboa Park's California Tower Starts Next Month

By Monica Garske, NBC 7 San Diego, January 23, 2019


Original McDonald’s Museum plaque found online — but it’s not one stolen in San Bernardino

By Richard K. De Atley, San Bernardino County Sun, January 22, 2019


Archivist and historian Alyssa Ballard brings new energy to Mendocino County Historical Society

By Carolyn Ponts Steckter, The Ukiah Daily Journal, January 21, 2019


During the L.A. teachers' strike, a child went to a museum. Here's what she missed at school

By Sonali Kohli, Los Angeles Times, January 20, 2019


Artists, Arts Professionals Call on New Museum to Allow Unionization

By Alex Greenberger, ARTNews, January 18, 2019


MOCA shutters architecture galleries amid arts losses around Los Angeles

By Antonio Pacheco, The Architect’s Newspaper, January 18, 2019


Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Department of Vertebrate Zoology launches massive preservation project

Santa Ynez Valley News, January 17, 2019


From Lady Liberty to Hollywood to the Middle East, These Are the Most Exciting Museums Opening in 2019

By Jane Recker,, January 17, 2019

Farm group, agricultural lenders sponsor Powerhouse Science Center water display

By Mark Anderson, Sacramento Business Journal, January 16, 2019

With New Museums Opening Rapidly, Old Institutions Must Turn Tactical to Compete for Funding

By Daniel Grant, Observer, January 16, 2019

$4 Million Grant Will Promote Board Diversity at Museums

By Nicole Wallace, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 15, 2019

Master plan for new Orange County Museum of Art location gets OK from Costa Mesa Planning Commission

By Luke Money, Los Angeles Times, January 15, 2019