Bay Area Museums Struggling Under Long Pandemic Closures

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The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) building
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is seen in San Francisco, California on Apr. 28, 2016. (JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)

More than 30 California legislators sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom this week, urging him to allow museums to reopen indoors in the state. Nationwide more than 70% of museums are open in some capacity, according to the American Alliance of Museums, but, except for a short period starting in October, museums in California have remained closed throughout the pandemic. We'el talk with a panel of Bay Area museum directors about how they are surviving and adapting in the covid era.

Guests:

Thomas Campbell, director and CEO, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Lori Fogarty, executive director, Oakland Museum of California

Monetta White, executive director, Museum of the African Diaspora

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