During the temporary closure, the Museum debuted virtual screenings
and plans to continue these screenings into July. The Samuel Roberts Noble Theater will open with strict capacity limits and additional social distancing protocols in place starting in late-June. The Museum Cafe will remain closed until further notice.
A few changes you will notice next time you visit:
- Timed tickets and limited capacity in the galleries: We are operating with extremely limited capacity to ensure visitors have ample space to observe social distancing.
- Enhanced health and safety measures: Masks are now required throughout the Museum. Masks are available for purchase at the Museum. Our staff will be wearing masks and having their temperatures checked daily. Interior doors will be propped open to limit high-touch areas.
- Increased cleaning and sanitizing: All high-touch areas are being sanitized throughout the day and hand sanitizer will be available for guests.
- For the safety and well-being of all of our staff and visitors, we ask that anyone experiencing any of the following symptoms refrain from visiting the Museum and contact their healthcare provider: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell.
Ultimately, it is our obligation to rethink the museum experience with social distancing practices in mind, putting these and other new measures in place so that our visitors can once again experience great works of art in person and on the big screen. With that said, we may be in a very different place as a community in another week or month, and if we are, we won’t hesitate to delay our plans if health experts and civic leaders recommend that we do so.
We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has renewed or purchased new memberships or made a gift to the Museum during this time. Your support is important now more than ever and we sincerely appreciate the confidence you have placed in us. As a thank you, we will be extending membership renewals by two months and any new memberships purchased during this temporary closure will be set to expire in June 2021.
As our city slowly begins the challenging task of returning to a new normal, we know that the next few months will be difficult. It is our belief that hope and inspiration can continue to be found in the arts. We will be here, as we have been for the last 75 years, doing everything we can to fulfill our mission to enrich lives through the visual arts. We look forward to welcoming you back to your Museum soon.