But there will be some big changes.
The Met released a statement earlier this month saying they are planning to reopen this August. They said they came up with the date based on Governor Cuomo’s reopening requirement metrics, and said it could be “mid-August or a few weeks later.”
And now, they’ve set an official date: August 29.
In an email to subscribers, the museum stated:
“We are excited to announce that beginning Saturday, August 29, The Met Fifth Avenue will be open five days a week, Thursday through Monday. Members will have access to preview days on Thursday and Friday, August 27 and 28. We look forward to welcoming you back to the galleries.”
The museum will be closed to the public on Tuesdays & Wednesdays. It will open on Thursdays and Fridays from 12 noon to 7pm, and then Saturday-Monday will be open from 10am to 5pm.
Of course, they have implemented new health and safety protocols. You can read all of them here, and see a small snapshot below:
The Met first declared its temporary closing on March 13. It was an important year for the museum, which has been celebrating its 150th anniversary. It had a slew of celebrations plan, including a special exhibit documenting the museum’s role and exhibits throughout its long history called “Making The Met, 1870-2020.”
That exhibit is one that will be introduced at the August reopening, along with the new rooftop exhibit by Héctor Zamora.
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