You Need a Mask to See a Masterpiece, Museums are Opening

Regia Marinho
4 min readMay 25, 2020

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.

Photo by Mateus Campos Felipe on Unsplash

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.

From The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Visitor capacity reduced and controlled to below 25 percent capacity at any time.

Photo: W. S. Bellows Construction Corporation.

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.

Photo from, Whitney Museum of American Art

“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).

Regia Marinho

I write about ideas, technology, the future and inspire the world through art. Artist. Civil engineer.