Morgan Library & Museum announces reopening
NEW YORK – The Morgan Library & Museum will reopening beginning with a free opening weekend Sept. 5–6 and advanced access for members Sept. 2–4. Advanced registration for the Member Preview will be available starting Friday, Aug. 21. All other tickets go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Opening hours will be Wednesday through Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays reserved for members. The Morgan’s popular “Free Fridays” program will continue from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Friday afternoon.
The Morgan will reopen with rigorous new procedures in place that put the health of its visitors and staff first and that meet all relevant governmental health regulations. Safety measures include:
– Visitor capacity has been reduced to 25%.
– Advanced timed ticket purchase or reservations are required.
– Increased cleaning and disinfection.
– A requirement that face coverings extending over a visitor’s nose and mouth must be worn at all times.
– Social distancing will be upheld through signage, visitor paths, and staff training.
– Coat and bag check will be closed.
– Hand sanitizer stations will be available for use throughout the campus.
– All employees will undergo daily wellness checks.
Flexible ticket rescheduling and rebooking as well as augmented online resources regarding exhibitions and collections will ensure that the measures taken to protect the well-being of staff and visitors are paired with a welcoming return to the galleries.
Museumgoers will have the opportunity to take a last look at “Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect” (closing Sept. 13), “The Book of Ruth: Medieval to Modern” (closing Oct. 4), and “The Drawings of Al Taylor” (closing Sept. 13).
During the COVID-19 closure, the Morgan launched new online initiatives, talks, and programs, which will continue after the Morgan reopens its physical campus.