Boca Raton Museum of Art Announces Reopening: Featuring Free Admission and New Hours
The reopening will also unveil to the public the Museum’s two new architectural renovations: the Wolgin Education Center and the Jody Harrison Grass Lobby
The Board of Trustees and Museum staff are excited to announce our reopening on Wednesday, June 3. The new public hours will be 11 am – 7 pm, Wednesday-Sunday, with early Member Mornings on Thursday – Saturday starting at 10 am. We will also offer free admission to all guests through September of this year, as a special way to give back to the community. This reopening plan is in accordance with guidelines from the State of Florida, Palm Beach County, and the City of Boca Raton. The re-opening plans are subject to change, should there be unforeseen issues in the future.
We are working carefully to prepare the Museum, Art School, and Artists Guild for your return.
In consideration of the safety of visitors and staff, the Museum will follow guidelines regarding capacity limits, and has created a robust cleaning and sanitizing schedule. Masks will be required (with a limited number of masks available for purchase in the Museum Store), and we will adhere to social distancing guidelines in all galleries and during check in. A limited number of lockers are available for guest use to store personal items. We encourage all guests to use the hand sanitizing stations placed throughout the Museum. Additionally, we will be offering cash-free and touchless payment options at the Museum Store and lobby desk. For the time being, there will be no docent tours or scheduled programs.
For Our Online Communities
Since the Museum’s temporary closure on March 16, our online channels have stepped up to this new challenge and continue to serve all. Our extensive digital resources feature more than 40 online programs including virtual tours and programs so far. During these two months, we have been able to reach millions of people locally and worldwide, through our web site, social media, and through press coverage. These efforts will continue since we fully realize the importance distance learning has taken. We are aware that not everyone can come to visit the Museum yet, and will only be able to enjoy our offerings online.
During the last 11 weeks of our temporary closure due to COVID 19, we also continued moving forward on the many projects that were underway including the renovation of the Jody Harrison Grass Lobby and Wolgin Education Center. When you return you will find these new, transformed areas and we hope they provide you with a space of inspiration, and repose. Thank you for your continued support and we will continue to update you on any changes.
The Museum has been fortunate to be able to extend the exhibitions that were due to close in June. The revised exhibition schedule is as follows:
On view through September 20:
Eye to I: Self Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery
Phyllis Galembo: Maske
On view through January 3:
Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of Flowers
Works on Paper: Drawn from the Collection