Caring for Our Visitors and the Museum

As part of a phased re-opening, the Woodson Art Museum is welcoming visitors back to the galleries and sculpture garden, the week of Tuesday, June 16. Visitors will find Many Visions, Many Versions: Art from Indigenous Communities in India, the Museum’s summer exhibition, utilizing additional gallery space to aid in social distancing. An array of other safety measures are in place, too; see the overview below.

  • All programs in June and July are suspended; whether or not August programs can take place has yet to be determined.
  • The first day to view Birds in Art 2020 is Saturday, September 12, as scheduled. There will be no Master Artist Talk on Saturday morning, September 12, and no Artists in Action. The Birds in Art 2020 exhibition is scheduled to be on view Saturday, September 12 through November 29.

The well-being of Woodson Art Museum visitors, volunteers, and employees is paramount and this guides our course as we navigate the days ahead. Before visiting this summer and fall, please check the Museum’s website at www.lywam.org where updates will first be posted.

Planning to Visit? Terrific! Check here for what to expect, as we strive to help slow the spread of Covid-19, be considerate of others, and keep all safe.

A Partnership for Healthy Practices

What to Do:
• Please bring and wear face coverings while at the Museum.
• Use hand sanitizer when arriving and leaving.
• “Mind the Gap” and leave space – maintaining at least six feet of physical distance from others.
• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Avoid touching your face. Catch coughs and sneezes with a tissue or inside of your elbow.
• Stay home and away from others if you are ill.
• When healthy, return often – in-person and online, too. For virtual sources of diversion and inspiration, explore the Museum’s website for digital resources – online options and activities for all ages – via the Museum’s Activity Guides, Collection search, Audio Tours page, YouTube channel, education resources, and the current exhibitions and past exhibitions web pages. Follow the Museum on social media – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – for art-filled moments and options. 

What We’re Doing:
• Wearing masks; we encourage visitors to do so, too.
• Frequently and continuously cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces.
• Providing hand-sanitizer stations.
• Encouraging physical distancing and placing signage to remind visitors to take precautions, being considerate of others.
• Providing as many touch-free options as possible. Visitors may use their cell phones and tablets, for example, to access the digital guestbook. Via the Museum’s website, instead of printed materials, access Activity Guides, upcoming exhibition information, and audio tour videos – via the Museum’s YouTube channel.
• Minimizing transaction touch points during purchases at Visitor Services.
• Engaging Art Park visitors in a different, visual-only way; hands-on interactives are not currently possible.
• Monitoring health advisories for updates and making adjustments, as needed.
• Posting updates on the Museum’s website home page at www.lywam.org and social media channels, as appropriate.

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