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.


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