The Milwaukee Art Museum announced on Monday that it was reopening on July 16, with free admission for the first month.
The museum said admission will be free for visitors through Aug. 16 thanks to a gift from the Krei family.
The museum is taking a phased approach to its reopening, with several new protocols to prevent the spread of illness amid the pandemic.
"The museum has implemented robust cleaning procedures and installed hand sanitizing stations at entrance points and in the galleries. Staff and visitors are required to wear a face-covering at all times, and signs and decals are strategically placed throughout the museum to help promote safe social distancing," said the museum in a statement. "The museum now also has timed ticketing, to further ensure safe social distancing. Visitors will be able to reserve their tickets up to two weeks in advance on the Museum’s website, and agree to observe a set of basic guidelines, such as staying at home if they feel ill."
“Our valiant staff has been busy preparing for the reopening of the Museum, and we are all eager to welcome visitors back inside our galleries,” said Marcelle Polednik, PhD, Donna and Donald Baumgartner Director, Milwaukee Art Museum. “The Krei family has made our reopening all the more special, and meaningful, with a gift, in memory of Melinda, that allows everyone to visit for free during the first month. Melinda was one of the Museum’s greatest advocates, and her legacy is sharing the comfort and inspiration she found here with the community during this challenging time.”
The museum's hours are:
Thursdays: 9:30* a.m.–5 p.m, last online ticket slot at 3:30 p.m.
Fridays: 9:30* a.m.–5 p.m., last online ticket slot at 3:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:30* a.m.–5 p.m., last online ticket slot at 3:30 p.m.
Sundays: 9:30* a.m.–5 p.m., last online ticket slot at 3:30 p.m.
*signifies the time slot for high-risk visitors