Temporary Closure & Covid Precautions
As a proactive precaution, the Woodson Art Museum closed temporarily, beginning Friday, October 9, until further notice, for the safety of all during the regional Covid surge. The Museum’s exhibition schedule was adjusted to enable the extension of the 2020 Birds in Art exhibition through Sunday, February 21, 2021. A Museum reopening date, once determined, will be posted on the the Museum website at www.lywam.org.
The well-being of Woodson Art Museum visitors, volunteers, and employees is paramount and continues to guide our course.
Planning to visit, after the temporary closure? Terrific! Read about precautions to help slow the spread of Covid-19, be considerate of others, and keep all safe. Before visiting, please check www.lywam.org for any updates.
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 – including the Museum’s Art Kits, Activity Guides, online jigsaw puzzles featuring collection artworks, education resources and audio tours webpages, Sculpture Garden Seek & Find map and clues, and our weekly blog, Woodson Wanderings. 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.