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Cleveland Museum of Art announces reopening date, visitor changes, exhibitions available for viewing

The Cleveland Museum of Art. Photo by Kaylyn Hlavaty.
Posted at 11:59 AM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 11:59:55-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Museum of Art announced it will reopen to the public on June 30 for the first time since closing at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Visitors will notice several changes upon arrival, including temperature checks and the requirement of face coverings.

Since there will be no-person ticket sales, all visitors are required to reserve tickets online or by calling 216-421-7350. Free, required timed tickets will be limited to eight per person.

Members will have first access to the reservation-only timed tickets beginning June 18. The public will be able to reserve the tickets on June 22.

Additional changes and new protocols, include:

  • Parking fees for the museum’s garage will be paid for in advance during the ticket reservation process.
  • In the first phase of reopening, only 500 visitors per day will be permitted in the building.
  • Visitors will notice antibacterial solution stations throughout the museum
  • CMA staff will scan the temperature of each visitor
  • Face masks will be required
  • The café and restaurants, museum store and coat check in will initially remain closed; however, the museum will reopen these amenities as safety allows

What visitors can see come June 30:

  • All permanent collection galleries will be open except for the 1916 lower-level galleries and ARTLENS Gallery
  • For the first time, a selection of artworks from the collection of Clevelanders Joseph P. and Nancy F. Keithley will be on view
  • CMA will debut a completely reimagined installation of its British art galleries.
  • PROOF: Photography in the Era of the contact sheet will be on view through Aug. 2
  • Tiffany in Bloom will be on view through Oct. 4
  • A Graphic Revolution: Prints and Drawings in Latin America will be on view through Nov. 29.

Hours of operation: During the first phase of the reopening, the museum’s hours will be Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays.

Find more info ahead of your visit here.

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