Whitney Museum of American Art to Reopen on Sept. 3
New York City museums have eagerly been awaiting Governor Andrew Cuomo’s permission to reopen their doors to the general public. The announcement finally came last Friday when Cuomo told reporters that New York City museums, aquariums, and other “low risk” cultural institutions could reopen on August 24. In response, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced a target reopening date of August 29. The Whitney Museum of American Art will follow suit on September 3, and the Morgan Library and Museum on September 5.
Several exhibitions at the Whitney that were interrupted by its closure will resume, among them are Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945 and Cauleen Smith: Mutualities, which have been extended through January 31. Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist has been extended. In addition, the Whitney will present a Collective Actions: Artist Interventions in a Time of Change, starting on September 17, which will highlight the role of artists in social and political change while showcasing posters, prints, and other items created in response to the Black Lives Matter protests and the coronavirus outbreak.
What to Expect During Your Visit:
All visitors to the Whitney must book timed tickets in advance at https://whitney.org/visit. The museum will be operating at a significantly reduced capacity and same-day tickets will be extremely limited.
Face masks that cover your nose and mouth are required and will not be provided by the museum. Signage and ground markings are meant to ensure proper physical distancing. Also, visitors must adhere to new circulation rules, particularly within staircases and elevators. Finally, hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the museum.
Located at 99 Gansevoort Street in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, the Whitney is easily accessible by bicycle, car, and public transportation.
For more information, visit whitney.org.