As part of a phased re-opening, the Woodson Art Museum began welcoming visitors back to the galleries and sculpture garden in mid-June. 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.
Altered Plans & Precautions
• Summer programs were suspended; fall programming is curtailed, too.
• Canceled: Saturday, September 12, Programs
There will be no Master Artist Talk and no Artists in Action on Birds in Art opening day, September 12.
• Extended Birds in Art opening weekend hours
Saturday, September 12, 9am-5pm
Sunday, September 13, 10am-5pm
Please note: Waiting to enter the Museum may be necessary. Capacity monitoring is for everyone’s safety.
• If possible, consider weekday and Thursday evening visits during Birds in Art, on view through Sunday, November 29.
• Before visiting, please check www.lywam.org for any updates.
The well-being of Woodson Art Museum visitors, volunteers, and employees is paramount and this guides our course as we navigate the days ahead.
Planning to Visit? Terrific! Here’s 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.