Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Met Museum Plans to Open in Late August

By Julia Jacobs
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in early May. The New York institution closed in mid-March in response to the coronavirus. Angela Weiss/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
The Metropolitan Museum of Art plans to open its doors on Aug. 29, after more than five months of pandemic shutdown, a museum spokesman said. If everything goes smoothly with New York’s phased reopening, museums would be allowed to open on July 20 — in the fourth and final phase of the plan. The Met has set its date for about a month after that, with some staff members returning to work a few weeks earlier to prepare, the spokesman said. “The safety of our staff and visitors remains our greatest concern,” said Daniel H. Weiss, the museum president, in a statement. [More]