The Milwaukee Art Museum has announced that it will reopen to the public on July 16, 2020, with free admission for all visitors for one month. Museum Members will have the opportunity to visit beginning one week earlier, on July 9.
Thanks to a gift from the Krei Family in Memory of Melinda, Museum admission will be free through August 16 to welcome back the community, especially first responders and essential workers. The Museum is also modifying its hours, including opening a half hour earlier, which will be reserved for high-risk visitors.
This is the first step in a phased reopening of the Museum to the public, and includes new protocols to support a healthy and safe environment for visitors and staff. The Museum has implemented robust cleaning procedures and installed hand sanitizing stations at entrance points and in the galleries. Staff and visitors are required to wear a face covering at all times, and signs and decals are strategically placed throughout the Museum to help promote safe social distancing.
The Museum now also has timed ticketing, to further ensure safe social distancing. Visitors will be able to reserve their tickets up to two weeks in advance on the Museum’s website, at mam.org/visit, and agree to observe a set of basic guidelines, such as staying at home if they feel ill.
Guests will enter through Windhover Hall and proceed through the Collection Galleries along a dedicated pathway that encourages social distancing. Paintings from the American collection and a selection of masterworks from the Bradley Collection from the second floor are being moved to broaden the experience for visitors, with only the first floor open during this phase. Also being placed on view are newly acquired photographs.
The Museum Store will offer shopping in Windhover Hall, and Windhover Cafe will have coffee and a selection of menu items for enjoying on the go or outside on the terrace. New outdoor furniture is being added to Baumgartner Terrace and will be appropriately spaced. Parking will be available in both the Calatrava Garage and Museum Center Park.
Further information and updates about the Museum’s reopening are available on the Museum’s website, mam.org/visit.
Thursdays: 9:30* a.m.–5 p.m, last online ticket slot at 3:30 p.m.
Fridays: 9:30* a.m.–5 p.m., last online ticket slot at 3:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:30* a.m.–5 p.m., last online ticket slot at 3:30 p.m.
Sundays: 9:30* a.m.–5 p.m., last online ticket slot at 3:30 p.m.
*9:30 is reserved for those who are high risk