Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Met Museum is Opening August 29, 2020

The Met Fifth Avenue will reopen on August 29 for visitors and August 27 and 28 for Members. The Met Cloisters will be opening September 12, 2020. 

The Met is one of my most favorite museums and I have been visiting since I was a little girl. It is just magical. I felt so terrible on the year they celebrate 150 years of displaying wonderful art treasures, they had to close for 5 months. The museum has never been closed for this long a period of time. I am confident they will do all they can to make visitors feel safe in their historic place on 5th Avenue. 

Here is some information direct from the museum: 

  • All visitors are required to have their temperatures checked prior to entering the building. If you receive a reading of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, we will ask you to visit another day.
  • Please stay home if you are feeling sick.
  • Travelers from states designated by New York State as having significant COVID-19 community transmission are required to quarantine for fourteen days upon entering New York and may not visit The Met during this period.
  • Face coverings are required for all visitors and Members over the age of two. You will not be permitted inside the Museum without a face covering. Additionally, face coverings must be worn for the duration of your visit. CDC guidelines advise that face coverings should:
    • Reach above the nose, below the chin, and completely cover the mouth and nose
    • Fit snugly against the sides of the face
  • Entry to the Museum is by timed ticket or reservation only and capacity is limited. Please see here for more information on reserving or buying tickets in advance.
  • We encourage Members to reserve a time to visit prior to arrival at the Museum. If you cannot schedule your visit in advance, we are happy to accommodate Member entry to the Museum without a reservation upon your arrival.
  • Physical distancing is required; visitors should stay at least six feet (about two arms' length) from others and from groups.
  • Follow the physical-distancing markers at visitor entry and exit points as well as in locations throughout the Museum.
  • Digital map can be viewed here. Printed materials temporarily unavailable.
  • Please do not touch the artwork, frames, platforms, labels, display cases, or anything used to protect the art.
  • Visitor capacity is controlled and reduced in Museum buildings; access to all galleries is not guaranteed.
  • Help prevent the spread of germs by washing your hands often with soap and water for at least twenty seconds and by not touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Hand sanitizer is also available at entrances and at stations throughout the Museum.
  • Please cover your cough while in the Museum.
  • All restrooms have occupancy limits and some restrooms may not be open at the time of your visit. For more information, check with Met staff when you are in the building.
  • The Met is ensuring that its ventilation systems are working properly, including monitoring filtration and humidification.
  • Stay home if you are feeling sick. For more information about COVID-19, check the CDC website.
  • An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. We cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit to The Met. Those visiting The Met do so at their own risk of such exposure.
  • Please follow the instructions of security guards and other Met staff.
  • If you are unable to visit us in person, please see below for more information on the wide range of virtual resources, activities, and programs that you can enjoy from home. We will be here to welcome you when you are able to return.
If you cannot visit in person, there are many ways to support the museum until you can do so.

You can also shop at their wonderful store and have items shipped directly to your home. I have purchased a few of the 150 anniversary items for myself and very excited to receive them. You can become a member of the museum for future visits. 

The Met 150  will be on view until December 31, 2020 

In Pursuit of Fashion will be on view until September 27, 2020 

2020 Vision: Photographs, 1840s–1860s will be on view until December 13, 2020 

You can view the full listing of their exhibits on their website. 

I hope you are all doing well and staying safe in these unprecedented times. I look forward to when travel will be possible again, it may look different from before, but we will enjoy the wonderful culture it provides us once more.  

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