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Here are NYC museum reopening dates


words by: Sahar Khraibani
Aug 29, 2020

Did you know that most NYC museums are planning to reopen by early September? We’re just as excited as you are. We never thought that we would see this part through—after all, going to museums and enjoying what New York has to offer is one of the biggest pleasures of being in the art capital of the world.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave museums and cultural institutions in the city the okay to re-open (in a safe way) and welcome visitors again starting August 24, and many of these museums began announcing their opening dates. Though museums will be operating on a smaller capacity, we’re honestly not too upset about it (as we may finally be able to see paintings without herds of people in front of them). After long stretches of virtual exhibitions and gallery viewing, we will get to experience some semblance of normality when encountering art. Now you can plan to see art in person at the following museums:


The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Reopening date: August 27 (MoMA PS1 remains temporarily closed)
Open Mondays through Sundays, 10:30am–5:30pm (Mondays are reserved for members and members’ guests only)


The Bronx Museum

Reopening date: September 9
Open Wednesdays through Sundays, 1pm–6pm


El Museo del Barrio

Reopening date: September 12
Open Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm–5pm


The Brooklyn Museum

Reopening date: September 12
Open Wednesdays Sundays, 11am–6pm


The American Folk Art Museum

Reopening date: August 28
Open Wednesdays through Sundays, 11:30am–6pm


The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Reopening date: August 29 (general public), August 27–28 (members only)
Open Saturdays through Mondays, 10am–5pm; Thursday–Friday, 12pm–7pm


The Whitney Museum

Reopening dates: September 3 (general public), August 27–31 (members only)
Open on Monday, 11:30am–6pm; Thursday, 11:30am–6pm; Friday, 1:30pm–9pm; Saturday–Sunday, 1pm–6pm


The American Museum of Natural History

Reopening dates: September 9 (general public), September 2 (members)
Open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10am–5:30pm (check their website for special access hours)


The Drawing Center

Reopening date: October 7
Open by appointment only