The Philadelphia Museum of Art Will Reopen in September But With Many Changes!
It looks like the Philadelphia Museum of Art has settled on a reopening date along with some big changes. It goes without saying that the pandemic has sidelined the museum but it now looks to get things back on track.
The art museum is planning to reopen to its members September 3-5th and to the general public September 6th. What visitors won’t see are special events, large groups (i.e school trips), concerts or food service. These all have been nixed in an attempted to practice social distancing. In addition the Perelman annex and the Marcel Duchamp’s Étant donnés will also be off limits to the public for the foreseeable future.
As for the crowds, expect to have a pretty spacious experience as crowds will be limited through a timed -ticket system. There is an option to purchase without the timed-ticket system but guests will have to contact the museum directly for accommodations. Through this system the Philadelphia Museum of Art expects to throttle down their daily attendance to 1,500-1,700 visitors per day. These numbers are about half the norm.
As expected visitors will be required to wear face masks the entire time in the museum and practice social distancing. The art museum is also closing an extra day so instead of just a Monday closure, it will be closed Tuesdays as well.