The Museum’s first and fifth floor galleries will be open Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 am to 6 pm, with new extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays, to 8 pm.
A community day will be held September 9, with Member preview days following on September 10th and 11th.
The Museum Café and restaurant, The Norm, will remain closed, and all in-person tours and indoor public programs are cancelled through 2020.
While the Museum has been closed, a number of outdoor programs and partnerships have kept the building active. Weekly food distributions in collaboration with The Campaign Against Hunger kicked off in early June, and will continue throughout the summer and fall. The Museum’s education department has continued to serve children and families with art-making and learning offerings, both virtual and in-person. A socially distanced gathering in the Museum’s outdoor Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden this month provided participating families with free art backpacks filled with coloring kits and suggested at-home activities inspired by the Museum’s extensive collection.
This fall, outdoor art activations, programs, and screenings will be presented to encourage continued use of the Museum’s plaza and front steps. The Museum will also continue to offer a range of virtual programs for children and adults, online and through its social media channels. Digital, downloadable learning packets are available for students of all ages, designed by Museum educators and based on special exhibitions and works from the collection. The Museum is also producing virtual versions of its popular public programs, such as Art History Happy Hour, where audiences can hear from curators, artists, and thought leaders on Facebook Live and Zoom.
When the Museum reopens, visitors will be able to see the exhibition Studio 54: Night Magic, which was set to open to the public on March 13, the day the Museum closed due to COVID-19. The multimedia exhibition JR: Chronicles has been extended through October 18, 2020.
Later in the fall, the Museum will unveil newly renovated galleries for its Decorative Arts collection, as well as spotlight Brooklyn-based photographer and inaugural UOVO Prize winner John Edmonds in the artist’s first solo museum exhibition.
A full exhibition schedule, and more information can be found on the Museum website.
Photo of Visitors in Jeffrey Gibson: When Fire Is Applied to a Stone It Cracks courtesy Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum.