New York City Museums Get Green Light to Open in Late August

  • August 15, 2020 15:36

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Freedom Quilt; Jessie B. Telfair (1913–1986); Parrott, Georgia;1983; Cotton, with pencil; 74 x 68 in.; Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York; Gift of Judith Alexander in loving memory of her sister, Rebecca Alexander, 2004.9.1; Photo by Gavin Ashworth
American Folk Art Museum

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted on Friday that New York City's museums and cultural institutions can welcome visitors starting on August 24. City officials have also approved the cultural reopening.

Cuomo wrote that 25 percent occupancy, a timed ticket requirement and pre-set staggered entry will be mandated, along with face covering enforcement and controlled traffic flow, and other possible measures. (Check individual museum websites for more information.)

The American Folk Art Museum will reopen to the public on Friday, August 28, with Member days on August 26 and 27. On view will be American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection; visit the museum online for exhibition updates and visitor guidelines.

The New-York Historical Society's free, outdoor exhibition Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine has already opened in its rear courtyard. The indoor galleries will open to visitors on September 11 with safety protocols and exhibitions reopening include Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll RevolutionWomen MarchMeet the PresidentsThe People Count: The Census in the Making of AmericaColonists, Citizens, Constitutions: Creating the American RepublicIn Profile: A Look at Silhouettes, and the special installation Life Cut Short: Hamilton’s Hair and the Art of Mourning Jewelry

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it would reopen on August 29. "After nearly six months, The Met's reopening will be a historic moment for the Museum and the City," said Daniel H. Weiss, President and CEO of The Met. "Throughout the recent months of uncertainty, isolation and grief, we have longed for the day when we can safely welcome everyone back to The Met, where all can find comfort, inspiration, and a sense of community." 


The Met is celebrating its 150th anniversary with Making The Met, 1870-2020. For an open air experience, there will be The Roof Garden Commission: Héctor Zamora, Lattice Detour, up in the roof garden. Also, a big draw will be Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle

The Met will offer preview days for Members on August 27 and 28. The Met Cloisters is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, September 12.

For guidelines and more info, visit The Met's website. For those unable to visit, explore the 150th celebration exhibition here and The Met galleries with 360° video tours.

From NYHS's "In Profile: A Look at Silhouettes," Augustin-Amant-Constant-Fidèle Edouart, Philip Milledoler Beekman (1845–1846): Silhouette, 1846. Black prepared paper cutout, white chalk, and white gouache, laid on yellow prepared paper with lithographic background and gray wash. New-York Historical Society, gift of the Beekman Family Association, 1948.515
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