Museums in the News

Museum news from around the web!

LA Japanese American Museum Gets $525K Gift From Member

U.S. News, September 11, 2018


Natural History Museum partners with USC for augmented reality experiences at La Brea Tar Pits, September 11, 2018 for animals? How Audubon Zoo helps save species from extinction

By Leslie Cardé, The Advocate, September 10, 2018

Hundreds of dolphins cut through California waters in a mesmerizing video of ‘superpod’ hunting

By Alex Horton, The Washington Post, September 8, 2018

Before it burned, Brazil’s National Museum gave much to science

By Helen Thompson, Science News, September 7, 2018


William Saroyan Museum Has Grand Opening In Fresno

Broadway World, September 7, 2018\


3D van Gogh Paintings Are Selling at US Malls for Around $17,000

By Karen Chernick, Hyperallergic, September 7, 2018


Sweet Heaven! Candytopia Opens in San Francisco

NBC Bay Area, September 5, 2019


Top-Rated U.S. Museum Ranks Second In World -- Number One Is In Paris: Here, All 20 Award Winners

By Lea Lane, Forbes, September 6, 2018


Museum Celebrates 25 Years of De Colores Art Show

The Signal Santa Clarita Valley, September 5, 2018


A Good Year for Younger Artists, Immigrant Citizens and Outrage

By Holland Cotter, The New York Times, September 6, 2018


The devastating fire at Brazil’s National Museum illuminates a global problem

By Eleanor Cummins, Popular Science, September 6, 2018


 Tulare County and Visalia selected as California State Library’s County and City of the Month

The Sun-Gazette, August 22, 2018


Surfing Becomes State Sport of California
By Allison Jarrell, Laguna Beach Independent Newspaper, August 23, 2018


How Royal Alberta Museum is moving thousands of invertebrates
By Emily Mertz, Global News, August 21, 2018


You can now download tickets to visit museums for free on Sept. 22nd
By Angela Chen, The Verge, August 19, 2018


A gift of 41 ‘close friends’ beefs up Crocker’s early California collection
By Victoria Dalkey, The Sacramento Bee, August 17, 2018


Inside one of the world's largest taxidermy collections
By Anna Chacon, ABCNews, August 17, 2018


Art tours tied to easing of chronic pain
By Lisa Rapaport, Reuters, August 17, 2018


Kids get preview of museum
By Cameron Kiszla, Camarillo Acorn, August 17, 2018


Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego expansion is a 'mistake,' critics say in an open letter
By Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, August 14, 2018


Revamped logo, marketing plan for Old Sacramento seeks to attract locals
By Mark Anderson, Sacramento Business Journal, August 22, 2018


Abe Lincoln’s library faces so much debt that it’s considering selling his stuff — including his hat and gloves
By Meagan Flynn, The Washington Post, August 17, 2018


Long road to reopen all of Shasta State Historic Park after Carr Fire
By Jessica Skropanic, Redding Record Searchlight, August 25, 2018


Black girls told to leave aquarium gift store after being ‘racially profiled’: camp leader
By Natalie Musumeci, New York Post, August 13, 2018

Black Curators Have Been Making Significant Strides, Art Museums are Finally Getting on Board to Aid Their Progress
by Victoria L. Valentine, Culture Type, Aug 11, 2018

Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center: Victory for Barrio Logan, San Diego History, Culture
San Diego Free Press, August 10, 2018

From A Million Eggs, Putting Together Clues About Science's Past And Future
By Samir Patel, NPR, August 10, 2018


SF design school plans to open car collection as public museum
By Larry Edsall,, August 9, 2018


The State of the Union at the Museum of Modern Art
By Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic, August 9, 2018


UCR ARTS Celebrates New Name, Purpose
By Jessica Weber, UCR Today, August 8, 2018


City Council approves latest agenda items for Armenian American Museum
By Michael Livingston, Los Angeles Times, August 7, 2018


Comic-Con Museum Hires Construction Management Firm
By Alexander Nguyen, NBC Los Angeles, August 4, 2018

US art collector returns 12 ancient artifacts to Thailand
Tampa Bay Times, August 3, 2018

Irvine Museum Collection exhibits popular works from the past as it plans for move to UCI
By Richard Change, Los Angeles Times, August 2, 2018

Judge Rules in Favor of California Museum, Ending Legal Battle over Nazi-Looted Art
ArtForum, August 1, 2018

Museums in Balboa Park attempt to “decolonize”
By Jonathan Mandel, San Diego City Beat, August 1, 2018

LA City Council votes to turn old LA Children's Museum into Skid Row homeless housing
By Sid Garcia, ABC7, July 31, 2018

The Richmond Museum of History Grows to New Heights Under Executive Director
By Nuria Marquez Martinez, East Bay Express, July 11, 2018


San Diego's Museum of Man mulls new name
By Mark Saunders, ABC 10News, July 28, 2018

Texas Museum Deliberates How to Display a Mural About Hate Crimes Against Latinos
By Jasmine Weber, Hyperallergic, July 27, 2018


The wisdom of hip-hop gets respect in a new museum exhibit
By Jeffrey Brown, PBS NewsHour, Jul 27, 2018


Proposed Chicano Park museum gets boost with 20-year city lease
By David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, July 27, 2018

Calling It a ‘Stoner Art Museum,’ a Republican Assembly Candidate Decries Public Funding for Cheech Marin’s Chicano Art Center
By Henri Neuendorf, artnet News, July 26, 2018

Morro Bay Aquarium to close doors
By By Janae Sargent, KSBY San Luis Obispo News, July 20, 2018


Game On! Smithsonian Museum Becomes Arcade This Weekend
By Taameen Mohammad, Washington 4, July 20, 2018


Santa Rosa museum art exhibit explores how humans, nature affect places over time
By Dan Taylor, Press Democrat, July 19, 2018

With paint and patchwork, artists offer a new perspective on immigration
By Donna Bryson, Christian Science Monitor, July 17, 2018

Chaffee Zoo locked down for two hours following threat involving employee, police say
By Lewis Griswold, Fresno Bee, July 16, 2018


UC Berkeley has plans for its former, now empty, art museum
By Supriya Yelimeli, Berkeleyside, July 16, 2018


San Diego Zoo hopes to end extinction using frozen cells
NBC Nightly News, July 15, 2018


Foster Youth Learn to Reframe the Art World Through Getty’s Teen Programs
By Sara Tiano, Chronicle of Social Change, July 11, 2018


Native American tribes clash with UC over bones of their ancestors
By Felicia Mello, CalMatters, July 10, 2018


Dalí foundation sues California museum for use of artist’s name and image
By Helen Stoilas, Art Newspaper, July 10, 2018


Museum re-issues (Native American) songs
Plumas County News, July 8, 2018


Art Exchange, Long Beach Museum of Art merge to form LBMAx
By Cory Bilicko, Signal Tribune, July 6, 2018


Crocker showcases diversity of Eduardo Carrillo's work, from realism to myth and fantasy
By Victoria Dalkey, Sacramento Bee, July 6, 2018


Activists Continue to Protest Berkshire Museum Art Sales
ArtForum, July 3, 2018


The American Museum of Natural History's New Climate Exhibit Delivers on Science But Avoids Solutions 
By Emily Lipstein, Earther, July 2, 2018


In California, it's high time for Cheech's art museum
Sentinel & Enterprise, June 29, 2018


Powerhouse Science Center To Renovate Old Building Along Sacramento River
CBS Sacramento, June 29, 2018


Cheech Marin’s Chicano art museum given $9.7 million from state of California
By Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, June 27, 2018


SFMOMA Won’t Show the Three Works That Sparked Animal-Rights Outrage at the Guggenheim’s China Show
Julia Halperin, artnet news, June 27, 2018


San Carlos Apache Culture Center Museum now open
Copper Country News, June 26, 2018


'The Newest Americans' exhibit explores immigration in the Trump era
By Walt Gray, ABC 10, June 26, 2018


The Berkshire Museum to sell nine more works from its collection
By Gabriella Angeleti, The Art Newspaper, June 25, 2018

What do traveling kids hate most? Museums for kids
By Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, June 23, 2018


Singing California exhibit opens at the Courthouse Museum
By Sarah Lim, Merced Sun-Star, June 23, 2018


San Jose quilt exhibit focuses on firearms, other polarizing issues
By Emily Hung, San Jose Mercury News, June 22, 2018


Pasadena Museum of California Art to close
By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, June 21, 2018


LA Zoo unveils newest baby giraffe on World Giraffe Day, June 21, 2018


Glimpse the Orange County Museum of Art’s Future and Futuristic Home
By Elisa Wouk Almino, Hyperallergic, June 21, 2018


Museum On Main, Art League Needs Help Making Flags
Pleasanton Patch, June 21, 2018

California Legislative Black Caucus Declares Victory for 2018-19 Budget
By Sentinel News Service, June 21, 2018

Sasquatch Exhibit Opens Friday at Museum
By Cheryl Schweizer, Columbia Basin Herald, June 21, 2018\


Pasadena Museum of California Art board votes to close down

By Larry Wilson, Pasadena Star News, June 19, 2018


Construction Begins on $50-Million Powerhouse Science Center Project in Sacramento

By Greg Aragon, ENR California, June 15, 2018


Santa Barbara Zoo Now a Certified Autism Center

By Gwendolyn Wu, Santa Barbara Independent, June 14, 2018


Board of Supervisors to consider $1.7 million donation to Museum of Ventura County

By Arlene Martinez, VC Star, June 9, 2018


'Use the Force, Luke' — to Build $1.5B Museum

By Chuck Harvey, Construction Equipment Guide, June 6, 2018


The Museum of Ice Cream reinvents retail with The Pint Shop

By Eva Kis, Metro, June 6, 2018


Morphosis reveals design for new Orange County Museum of Art in California
By Hope Daley, Archinect News, June 4, 2018

The Petersen Museum Finally Opens Its Vast Collection of Cars to the Public
By Kirby Garlitos, Top Speed, June 2, 2018

California Auto Museum rolls on despite the odds
By Ed Goldman, Sacramento Business Journal, June 1, 2018

A decade in the making, Powerhouse Science Center begins construction
By Mark Anderson, Sacramento Business Journal, May 31, 2018

Los Angeles Museums Reopen After Probe Into Bomb Threat
By US News, May 26, 2018

Ventura City Council votes to give Museum of Ventura County more than $1 million
By Arlene Martinez, VCStar, May 26, 2018

Interactive Pizza Museum to Roll for LA
By Alysia Gray Painter, NBC Los Angeles, May 22, 2018

Computer History Museum Makes the Eudora Email Client Source Code Available to the Public
By Carina Sweet, Global Newswire, May 22, 2018

LA’s Main Museum and ArtCenter College Announce Exploratory Partnership

By ArtForum, May 21, 2018

Military Members And Their Families Get Free Museum Access This Summer

By CBS Sacramento, May 21, 2018

$10 Million One-Of-A-Kind Auto Museum On Sale In Malibu
By Emily Holland, Malibu Patch, May 21, 2018

California Budget Includes $100 Million For Indian Culture Center In West Sacramento
By Drew Bollea, CBS Sacramento, May 15, 2018

Orange County Museum of Art takes steps toward its planned move from Newport to Costa Mesa
By Hillary Davis, The Los Angeles Times, May 15, 2018

ASU Launches Diversity Initiative With Los Angeles County Museum of Art
By Lynn Trimble, Phoenix New times, May 10, 2018

How a Wave of Honest History Museums Is Changing Black Tourism
By Ashton Lattimore, Slate, May 8, 2018

Museum Of Ice Cream Extends San Francisco Stay
By Susan C. Schena, Patch, May 8, 2018

LACMA and ASU launch partnership to advance a new generation of art museum leaders and a more inclusive museum field
By ASU Now, May 8, 2018

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art votes to keep its name
By Kate Williams, Sonoma Index Tribune, May 3, 2018

MOXI Museum Names New Board Members
By Martha Swanson, Noozhawk, May 3, 2018

Local veterans art showcased in Museum of No. California Art
By by Jerry Olenyn, KRCR News, May 1, 2018

East Bay “activist quilters” take on gun debate at San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
By Julie Prodis Sulek, The Mercury News, May 1, 2018

California Academy of Sciences hosting inclusive job fair
By Camden Avery, Hoodline, April 27, 2018

CSUEB Anthropology museum reopens
By Paz Sandoval, The Poineer, April 26, 2018

Audit says L.A. Zoo nonprofit should be more transparent
By Dakota Smith, The Los Angeles Times, April 25, 2018

SF State’s new Global Museum to house Sutro’s Egyptian Collection
By Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Chronicle, April 11, 2018

Start Prepping Your Instagram Captions Now: A Pop-up Avocado Museum is Opening This Summer
By Tehrene Firman, Well & Good, April 8, 2018

The Museum of Selfies Opens in Los Angeles
By Cody Lewis, Resource Magazine, April 7, 2018

CALM's California Condor program receives $12,700 donation
By Staff, Bakersfield Now, April 4, 2018

BMoA joins local museum reciprocal admission; Kern County Museum announces individual membership
By Henry A. Barrios, The Californian, April 4, 2018

Private Car Museum in Malibu goes on the Market for $10m
By, April 4, 2018

Museum of Selfies pops up in southern California

By ABC 13, March 30, 2018


King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh on exhibit at California Science Center

By Fox 11, March 29, 2018


Desert Museum Agrees To Resolve Federal Disabilities Suit

By Palm Desert Patch, March 28, 2018


Pleasanton Art League Brings Art Education To Museum On Main

By News Desk, Pleasanton Patch, March 28, 2018


Petition launched to support Armenian American Museum

By Armenia News, March 27, 2018


California African American Museum receives large gift of work focused on self-taught artists from the South

By Deborah Vankin, The Los Angeles Times, March 22, 2018


Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Breaks Ground in Exposition Park

By Niele Anderson, Los Angeles Sentinel, March 22, 2018


Plastic sprinkles run amok may cost Museum of Ice Cream in San Francisco

By Don Sweeney, The Sacramento Bee, March 21, 2018


There’s A Museum In LA Dedicated To Failed Products That Never Made It

By Steffanie Tan, Pedistrain, March 19, 2018

‘This is why our story is so important:’ China Lake Museum maintains record of the past

By Jessica Weston, Taft Midway Driller, March 17, 2018

George Lucas breaks ground on LA’s Museum of Narrative Art
By Toby Murphy, Infosurhoy, March 16, 2018

Exclusive: Private Malibu Auto Museum Lists for $10 Million
By Livia Hooson, Roob Report

Napa Valley Museum Yountville Has Reopened For Scheduled Exhibitions & Events
By BWW News Desk, Broadway World San Francisco, March 12, 2018

Settlement Reached on Museum House Related Lawsuits
By Sara Hall, Newport Beach Independent Online, March 9, 2018

Libraries, Museums honored for service
By Oakdale Leader, March 7, 2018

California Academy of Sciences to Offer Unprecedented Free Field Trip Program Thanks to $20 Million Endowment From Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock

By BusinessWire, March 5, 2018

Lawsuits settled in disputes over scuttled Museum House condo project in Newport Beach
By Hillary Davis, The Los Angeles Times, March 2, 2018

The Museum of Ice Cream extends SF stay and will debut two new installations
 By Alyssa Pereira, SF Gate, March 2, 2018

White Elephant Sale Helps Fund Oakland Museum
By Sharon Chin, CBS Bay Area, March 1, 2018

With 90% of Initial Goal Raised, Riverside Extends Agreement on “The Cheech”

By Staff,, March 1, 2018

William Saroyan museum to open in Fresno in August 2018
By Media Max, February 26, 2018

Hundreds gather at California Route 66 Museum in Victorville for fundraiser
By Brian Whitehead, The Sun, February 24, 2018

Gun laws force Elk Grove Historical Society to cancel Revolutionary War reenactment

By Michael McGough, The Sacramento Bee, February 24, 2018

Black History Month Recognizes: California African American Museum
By Staff, Los Angeles Sentinel, February 22, 2018

$50 Million for the Hammer Museum, and Fresh Energy for Arts Giving in L.A.
By Robin Pogrebin, New York Times, February 22, 2018

Black History Month Recognizes: The California Jazz and Blues Museum
By Brian W. Carter, Los Angeles Sentinel, February 15, 2018

Vacaville Museum to open Little Art Gallery
By Richard Bammer, The Reporter News, February 15, 2018

Sandia donates $25,000 to Valley Children's Museum
By Jeb Bing, Pleasanton Weekly, February 14, 2018

Luxury Automotive Brand Genesis Awards $500,000 To The J. Paul Getty Museum In Support Of Arts Education & Youth Community Programs
By Genieus Motor America, PR Newswire, February 13, 2018

Museum vandalized again: Extra safety measures necessary after second break-in at Route 66 Museum in two weeks
By Paola Baker, Daily Press, February 8, 2018

Randall Museum To Reopen After $9 Million Renovation
By Bay City News Service, SF Gate, February 9, 2018

California Science Center Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary
By PR Newswire, February 6, 2018

L.A. Clippers visit California African American Museum
By Sentinel News Service, The Los Angeles Sentinel, February 2, 2018

How an untrained baker's cakes ended up at LA's Museum of Contemporary Art
By Lucy Rennick, February 5, 2018

Computer History Museum Launches New Speaker Series ‘Inside the Transformation’2018 event lineup includes Uber Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman, Atari Cofounder Nolan…
By Markets Insider, January 31, 2018

Giraffophiles rejoice: San Diego Zoo now offers Giraffe Cam
By Bradley J. Fikes, San Diego Union Tribune, January 30, 2018

San Bernardino County Museum partners with Southern California Black Chamber for new exhibit
By Suzanna Sproul, Daily Bulletin, January 31, 2018

Dozens of SoCal museums offering free admission Sunday
By Katie Tschopp, Fox 11 News, January 26, 2018

Chapman’s Hilbert Museum of California Art wins Yelp Award
By Mary Platt, Chapman University, January 25, 2018

Motown and PEZ Museums
By Mark Burns, BYU Radio, January 20, 2018

Computer History Museum will release Apple's Lisa Operating system for free as open source

By, January 7, 2018


The Most Instagrammable Museum Is Facing $5,000 in Environmental Fines

By Sarah Spellings, The Cut, January 5, 2018


As Fires Raged in Southern California, Nonprofits Stepped Outside Their Lanes

By CalNonprofits, January 5, 2018


Cambria museum has big plans for the little Santa Rosa Schoolhouse

By The Tribune, January 3, 2018


Napa model railroad group sues to remain at Napa Valley Expo

By Barry Eberling, Napa Valley Registrar, January 3, 2018