Museum Re-Opening Friday, July 3, with New Safety Guidelines

While the heart of a museum is its collection, the soul of a museum is its people, with all the energy and passion that they provide.

After our doors closed in mid-March, we pivoted to provide a number of virtual programs to keep you connected with your museum. Like you, though, we’ve missed those conversations in the hallways, the questions in the classrooms, the stories in the galleries.

Now that we have entered Phase Two of the Forward Virginia timeline, we’re pleased to announce that the Taubman Museum of Art will re-open to the public on Friday, July 3.

In line with the Governor’s guidelines, you’ll be able to enjoy the Museum in a more intimate way, with fewer guests in the building, but truly impactful experiences all the same. During Phase Two, the Taubman will be open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am-5 pm and Sundays from 12-5 pm, with free general admission still available to all.

As always, your health and safety are top priorities for us at the Taubman. Here’s what we’re doing to keep you and others safe during your visit:

  • Face coverings will be mandatory for all staff and for all guests who are 10 years or older
  • Guest numbers will be limited in all spaces to prevent gatherings
  • All group tours, classes, and activities are postponed for now
  • High-touch areas such as Art Venture and the Education classrooms will remain closed
  • Clearly marked entry, exit, and walking paths will be labeled on doors and floors to help ensure social distancing of at least 6 feet between parties
  • One party at a time will be permitted in the elevators
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitization of high-touch surfaces and restrooms will occur regularly
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the Museum
  • Clear partitions between guests and staff at the Visitor Services Desk will provide an extra layer of protection for check-in and questions
  • Individual art kits with lessons and supplies will be available upon request at the Visitor Services Desk in lieu of children’s and group art-making activities (free for Members and for a small donation for other guests)

Virtual classes and exhibition spotlights will continue on the Museum’s web site and social media channels for you to enjoy on those days we’re closed to guests. Rest assured that we’re taking that time to do deep cleaning and sanitization before your next visit.

We always welcome questions, suggestions, and ideas from our friends. Please reach out to us at, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your support and dedication. We can’t wait to see you in the galleries again soon!

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