Visitor Policies

For your protection of the works of art and our visitors, visitors may be asked to present all carried items for inspection upon entering the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The Museum is not responsible for loss or damage to all items (including laptop computers, cameras, and other items of substantial value) checked at the Front Desk. The following policies apply when you visit the Museum:

Rules in the Gallery

  1. Children under the age of 12 must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  2. Food and beverages are not allowed in the galleries.
  3. Artwork cannot be touched. Dirt, oils and salts on our skin can harm the art. Additionally, some of the art is delicate and can be broken or permanently damaged. Help us protect works of art and preserve our common heritage for future generations.
  4. For the safety of the art, please keep at least 3 feet from the artwork. Guards may gently remind visitors if they get too close.
  5. Small benches are available in the Museum to extend your visit and provide relief. Visitors may use benches and should return them from where they were selected.
  6. Due to the size of our galleries, only one tour leader may address a group in a given gallery at any time. Self-guided groups are at all times expected to yield to tour groups led by BRMA docents or staff.
  7. Use of tobacco, nicotine, e-cigarettes and related paraphernalia are not permitted in the Museum or Museum Sculpture Garden.
  8. Cell phone conversations are not allowed in the galleries as they disturb other visitors. Please step outside the Main Entrance or into the Sculpture Garden to carry on conversations.

Personal Items

For the safety of the artwork and visitors, we ask that you please limit the size and number of items that you bring in to the Museum.  Nothing may be carried on your back (such as drawstring bags, backpacks, and/or baby carriers). Any bag or other items larger than 17 x 14 inches that cannot be carried safely, must be stored in our complimentary lockers. Umbrellas are not permitted in the galleries and must be stored in the umbrella stands or stored in a locker.  Lockers are located behind the Visitor Experience desk in the lobby.

Photography and Videography

Photography and videography of artwork for personal use is permitted except in special exhibitions and where specifically prohibited. The use of flash is strictly prohibited. Monopods, tripods and selfie sticks are not permitted. Only visitors that have consented to participate may be photographed and/or videotaped.

For press and other special photography/videography, please contact the Marketing Department 561.392.2500 x101 approximately one week in advance to make an appointment.

Sketching and Painting

The Museum welcomes and encourages the creation of art in the galleries. Please do not hinder visitor traffic flow in the galleries. During periods of high attendance, the Museum reserves the right to make any necessary adjustments to this sketching policy.

Kindly remember the following items:

  • Walk-In Visitors: The Museum encourages sketching in the galleries with only graphite and colored pencils. Please bring your own supplies.
  • Art Students and Artists: Students/artists may bring and use pencils, kneaded erasers, and drawing pads/boards up to 18 x 24 inches.

Accessibility and Service Animals

Please see our Accessibility commitments at this link.

Precautions for Covid-19

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.

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Learn how COVID-19 spreads and practice these actions to help prevent the spread of this illness.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, everyone should:
Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet).
Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.

Learn more at the Centers for Disease Control website.