Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Metropolitan Museum of Art to Reopen Five Days a Week in August

By Peter Libbey
Face coverings will be required inside the museum, and the number of visitors will be capped at 25 percent capacity. Angela Weiss/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced on Wednesday that its landmark location on Fifth Avenue will welcome visitors five days a week, Thursday through Monday, when it reopens to the public on Aug. 29. The museum, which had not been closed for more than three days in a row in over 100 years before it was forced to shut down in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, has prepared for the reopening by devising safety protocols for visitors and staff that follow the guidelines formulated by the Centers for Disease Control and the government. Face coverings will be required in the museum, and social distancing will be encouraged. The number of visitors will also be capped at 25 percent of the facility’s maximum capacity. [More]