Museum of Fine Arts Houston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and our house museums, Rienzi and Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, is now open to the public, with enhanced health and safety protocols in place for our visitors and staff." "We have been thoughtfully preparing to reopen our galleries to you. When you visit, you’ll notice many of the familiar precautions you’ve seen across the city."

After weeks of so many businesses being closed, we’re happy to bring you this list of art museums that are opening their doors to the public once again.

Kudos to each business that was able to pivot so quickly – we’ve seen art museums and fine art galleries continue to bring art to the people (and penguins, as you’ll see below) in innovative ways, including virtual exhibitions and 3-D tours. The Nelson-Atkins Museum even collaborated with Kansas City Zoo by welcoming a group of curious penguins inside to browse the artworks:

With precautions in place, art museums across the country are opening. We encourage you to visit the website of your favorite museum before visiting so that you’re informed of any special requirements, such as wearing a mask or limited visitors.

Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Image credit: Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Amedeo Modigliani, “Léopold Zborowski,” c. 1916, oil on canvas, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Audrey Jones Beck.
Here are just a few museums to visit in the Midwest and Southern regions of the U.S.:

Related Article from the NY Times > U.S. Museums Are Reopening: To See Monet, Don a Mask

Related Article from CBS News > Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts becomes first major art museum in the U.S. to reopen amid the coronavirus

If you know of additional museums that are now open, please feel free to share them with us in the comments below.

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