After 25 years, the Fresno Metropolitan Museum is closed.
The announcement was made at a press conference Tuesday Morning.
Museum officials say operating expenses and financial problems were just some of the reasons why the Met was forced to close.
It was last year when the Met went through a $28 million dollar renovation.
Employees are being let go, but a skeleton crew will stay on for the time being to help with the museum's closing.
Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin issued a statement on Tuesday saying: "This is a sad day for the City of Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley because the Met has contributed so much to our region over the past 25 years. Today’s announcement is an unfortunate reflection of the challenging economic circumstances that museums throughout the country have been facing in recent years."
Met officials have eight weeks to clear out of the building.