By Stacy Otte-Demangate, Executive Director

In the interest of protecting the health of our staff, volunteers, and visitors, and pursuant to California’s current shelter-in-place orders to slow the spread of Covid-19, the Wildling Museum will remain closed to the public until we may safely re-open.

However, just because we’ve closed our doors doesn’t mean you won’t continue to hear from us and be able to be inspired by art and nature! We’ve created a new Virtual Visit page on our website with online resources you can enjoy from the safety of your home. 

We’ll continue to add content to our website and social media channels (be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!) for you to connect with us during our closure. And even though we can’t visit each other in person, we want to keep in touch.

For the time being, our newsletters will include art project ideas for the whole family, links to our expanded online galleries, and highlights from our social media – where we’re participating with other museums across the globe to share the #MuseumFromHome and provide regular posts with a #MuseumMomentofZen.

We’re also launching applications for our 2020 Nature Photography Competition ahead of schedule for those who want to get creative while social distancing. We hope you’ll enjoy exploring the links below for a fresh dose of inspiration – and stay tuned for more art in your inbox soon. 

Lastly, as our friends and supporters, you know that the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature operates through admission fees, membership dues, grants, and the generosity of our donors. While we are taking all steps to be financially responsible during this uncertain time, we are already feeling the impact of Covid-19. Each day our doors are closed, the impact grows.

If  you are able to make a donation to help fill the substantial gap that has been created by closing our doors, we would be so grateful. And enormous gratitude for the several recent membership renewals and other donations, despite the interesting times in which we find ourselves.

Please stay safe and healthy, and know that we look forward to welcoming you back to the Wildling when we are once again able to gather together in celebration of art and nature.