You Need a Mask to See a Masterpiece, Museums are Opening
The Amateur Guide to Visiting an Art Museum in Times of Pandemic.
Rules are changing. Museums are adapting for reopen.
The museums are beginning to reopen…There are now new rules to see art.
In the US…
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has new requirements.
You will have to wear a mask.
Submit to a temperature check and agree to leave if you show signs of illness.
You won’t be able to:
use the drinking fountains
check your coat
eat in the cafe
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is the first major arts institution in the country to open to the public since the begin of the pandemic.
The museum had launched a virtual museum experience to share the MFAH with audiences around the world.
Visitor capacity reduced and controlled to below 25 percent capacity at any time.
No cash permitted for any purchases. Credit or debit cards only.
I believe other museums in the country will follow similar guidelines.
The Whitney Museum in NYC still closed.
“Even in uncertain times, there are no limits to the creative spirit. It’s what makes us human.”
The Whitney Museum is considering changing the traffic flow.
In its staircases (there will be one for people going up; one for those going down).
and its elevators (the small one will be reserved for elderly visitors; the large one will require social distancing).