The San Diego Museum Of Art ReopensTo General Public July 9th

We’re thrilled to share the news that the San Diego Museum of Art will reopen its doors to the general public on Thursday, July 9th following a closure since March 14th due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

As an added precaution, since the Governor has placed San Diego on the state watch list, the Museum is cancelling the Member Preview reopening dates next Monday 7/6 and Tuesday 7/7 and is tentatively planning to proceed with the scheduled public reopening on Thursday, 7/9.

To ensure the health and well-being of its visitors and following the City of San Diego’s guidance, the Museum will operate at a reduced visitor capacity and has implemented new safety protocols. All staff and visitors will be required to wear face masks, follow physical distancing measures and pass a non-invasive temperature screening to gain entry into the Museum. Additional reopening safety guidelines can be found below.

“Our incredible staff has been working diligently to provide a safe and comfortable environment for all visitors. I am thrilled to be able to welcome the community back into the galleries,” said Roxana Velásquez, Maruja Baldwin Executive Director at The San Diego Museum of Art. “We’re delighted to present the new exhibition Juan Sánchez Cotán and Cauleen Smith: Mystical Time and Deceptive Light, and the extension of the extraordinary Bouguereau & America through August 2nd.”

Before You Arrive:

• Face masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all times by visitors and all staff members
• Temperature checks required for all visitors and staff prior to Museum entry
• Visitors showing signs of illness at any time will be asked to return at a later date
• Social distancing measures in place must be followed at all times
• Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the Museum
• Visitors are encouraged to use credit/debit cards for transactions
• Visitors are encouraged to use the SDMA Mobile App for Museum map and content (available on Apple Store and Google Play); physical maps and brochures will not be available until further notice
• Panama 66 is scheduled to open July 1 with Grab & Go items
• The Museum will be operating at a reduced capacity rate of less than 25 percent; visitors will be admitted via one-in, one-out basis
• Members to receive front-of-line privileges when the Museum reopens to the general public
• In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all precautions listed above

For those unable or not yet ready to visit in-person, the Museum will continue to inspire, educate, and cultivate curiosity through its Virtual SDMA digital offerings, including the Masterpiece Minute podcast, SDMA Mobile App, social media channels and SDMA at Play digital activities for art students of all ages.

A Special Thank You

As an expression of gratitude and support for their service, the Museum is offering free admission to all frontline workers and first responders upon the reopening of the Museum through Labor Day (September 7, 2020). This program is generously sponsored by American Medical Response. More details available here.

For more information on The San Diego Museum of Art’s reopening policies visit here.

Stay healthy, San Diego!

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