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Milwaukee Art Museum Closes November 19

The Milwaukee Art Museum has closed to the public until at least January 2, 2021.

By - Nov 19th, 2020 08:59 am

Milwaukee, Wis. – November 19, 2020 – Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the community, the Milwaukee Art Museum has closed to the public as of November 19, 2020, until at least January 2, 2021.

The Museum recently received clarity on the restrictions outlined in the Milwaukee Public Health Order 4.2 and is joining Milwaukee museums in putting the safety of visitors and staff first. In the interim, staff will continue working from home, ensuring that the Museum remains a vital resource for the community both online today and when we reopen our doors in the future. Updates can always be found on the Museum’s website,

Visitors who have already reserved Museum admission tickets will be refunded to the card on which the purchase was made. During the closure, all virtual programming on will continue as planned, and visitors are encouraged to participate in the Museum’s online content, including virtual tours of gallery spaces, art projects for kids and families and interviews with artists.

Since reopening in July, the Museum has successfully practiced safety protocols, including robust cleaning procedures, hand sanitizing stations, signs encouraging social distancing, a face-covering requirement and a dedicated pathway through the first-floor galleries.

About the Milwaukee Art Museum

The Milwaukee Art Museum is a private institution in public service, and the health and safety of our staff, visitors and community is our highest priority. The Museum welcomes people from throughout the community and the world to find themselves and lose themselves in art, creativity and culture. At any one time, visitors can experience over 2,500 works on view within the Museum’s collection galleries and three ever-changing exhibition spaces; participate in engaging programming; and explore the one-of-a-kind spaces across the 24-acre lakefront campus. The iconic architecture brings together structures designed by Eero Saarinen, David Kahler and Santiago Calatrava. Famous for its moving Burke Brise Soleil, the Museum serves as a symbol for Milwaukee pride and connects the shores of Lake Michigan to the city’s bustling downtown.

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