A List of Reopening Dates for NYC Museums

The Guggenheim in New York City plans to reopen in early October (photo via Wikimedia Commons)

When New York governor Andrew Cuomo gave museums and “low-risk” cultural institutions in the city the go-ahead to welcome visitors again starting August 24, many of them began announcing their reopening dates. While we’re looking forward to seeing art in person again after a seemingly eternal stretch of online-only exhibitions, visiting a museum in times of COVID-19 will require some advance planning: capacity will be limited to 25%, and visitors will have to reserve tickets ahead of time.

Museums will also be changing their hours or operating with reduced schedules to promote social distancing and allow for additional cleanings. Other safety measures will be in place, including enforced face coverings, and some amenities, like coat check, may be temporarily unavailable.

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We’ve compiled a list of reopening dates at major New York City institutions below, to be updated regularly as new information becomes available.

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Reopening date: August 27 (MoMA PS1 remains temporarily closed)
Hours: Monday–Sunday, 10:30am–5:30pm (Mondays are reserved for members and members’ guests only)

The Museum of the City of New York
Reopening date: August 27
Hours: Thursday–Monday, 10am–6pm (10am–11am will be a designated hour for seniors and other high-risk visitors)

The American Folk Art Museum
Reopening date: August 28
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 11:30am–6pm

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Reopening date: August 29 (general public), August 27–28 (members only)
Hours: Saturday–Monday, 10am–5pm; Thursday–Friday, 12pm–7pm

The Whitney Museum
Reopening dates: September 3 (general public), August 27–31 (members only)
Hours: Monday, 11:30am–6pm; Thursday, 11:30am–6pm; Friday, 1:30pm–9pm; Saturday–Sunday, 1pm–6pm

The American Museum of Natural History
Reopening dates: September 9 (general public), September 2 (members)
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 10am–5:30pm

The Bronx Museum
Reopening date: September 9
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 1pm–6pm

The Museum of Jewish Heritage
Reopening date: September 13 (general public), September 9–10 (members)
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 10am–5pm

The Met Cloisters
Reopening date: September 12
Hours: Not yet announced

The New Museum
Reopening date: September 15
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–6pm

The Guggenheim Museum
Reopening date: October 3
Hours: Not yet announced

The Drawing Center
Reopening date: October 7
Hours: By appointment only


Source: Hyperallergic.com

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