The Springfield Art Museum announced they will reopening to a limited amount of visitors starting June 9.
The Museum announced in a press release they have upgraded maintenance of the facility, increasing sanitation, and providing masks, gloves, and sanitizing equipment for all staff.
The museum said patrons will be able to expect:
- A Security Officer with a counter stationed at the front door to admit visitors according the following procedures:
- 40 visitors inside the Museum at any time;
- Visitors will be allowed in on a first-come, first-served basis,
- Visitors will be admitted on an “equal or less-than” basis as visitors leave (For example, if 3 people leave the Museum, 3 or fewer can be allowed into the Museum),
- Gallery Attendants will monitor occupancy levels in individual galleries. You may be asked to wait before entering a particular gallery if its occupancy is at capacity.
- Visitors will be discouraged from congregating and lingering in the parking lot.
- Visitors and visitor groups will be encouraged to practice appropriate physical distancing by standing at least 6 feet apart;
- Staff must maintain proper physical distancing and wear masks and gloves, where appropriate.
- A sneeze guard installed at the Museum’s reception desk and the public will be encouraged to stand at least 6 feet away from the reception desk. Staff will remain behind the sneeze guard. Front desk surveys are suspended until further notice.
- Visitors will be encouraged to use hand sanitizing stations and proper respiratory etiquette;
- High-touch surfaces, furniture, and fixtures will be cleaned immediately after contact with visitors;
- Visitors that have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will be asked to return home and not enter the Museum per the City COVID-19 Signage Policy;
- Signage with new guidelines for visitors will be prominently displayed at the front entrance as well as throughout the Museum. Signage encouraging the use of hand sanitizer will be posted adjacent to hand sanitizing stations. Signage will comply with City COVID-19 Signage Policy.
Patrons who see an issue with the rules are asked to not visit the Museum while the restrictions are in place. Some parts of the Museum will remain off limits until July 7.
The following exhibits will be open:
-Framed: The Art of the Picture Frame
–Watercolor USA 2020
–Storytelling Through Visual Art: Students’ experiences and perspectives during the homestay order
–Anne Lindberg: tilted sky
–Dale Chihuly: Autumn Persian & Feather Chandelier