The Metropolitan Museum of Art to reopen Aug. 29

Metropolitan Museum of Art to reopen

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Kai Pilger photo. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

NEW YORK – a The Metropolitan Museum has announced it will reopen to visitors on Saturday, Aug. 29. The announcement came after state and city officials approved the reopening of museums and cultural institutions in New York City beginning Aug. 24. The Met will offer preview days for members on Aug. 27 and 28. The Met Cloisters is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, Sept. 12.

“After nearly six months, the Met’s reopening will be a historic moment for the museum and the city,” said Daniel H. Weiss, president and CEO of the Met. “Throughout the recent months of uncertainty, isolation and grief, we have longed for the day when we can safely welcome everyone back to the Met, where all can find comfort, inspiration and a sense of community. To see visitors walk through the doors of the Museum once again will be a very powerful experience.”

The Met’s Fifth Avenue building will be open five days a week, Thursday through Monday. On Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, it will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum will offer later hours on Thursdays and Fridays and be open from noon to 7 p.m.

The Met has developed comprehensive safety procedures for its staff and visitors, following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York State and New York City. Measures include limiting the number of visitors to 25 percent of the museum’s maximum capacity and requiring timed entrance registration. More information on what visitors can expect is available here, or visit