November 20, 2020

COVID Updates and Announcements

WAM will Reopen on Thursday, February 11, 2021

Weisman Art Museum (WAM) plans to reopen its galleries to the general public on Thursday, February 11, 2021. On November 21, WAM announced a temporary closure, in accordance with Governor Walz’s Executive Order 20-99 and aligned guidance from University of Minnesota leadership and public health officials. Now, the Weisman is pleased to welcome visitors back, with important safeguards in place to help protect everyone who spends time in the museum’s spaces. 

As always, admission is free and open to the public. There is no advance ticket reservation or timed entry required; museum capacity will, however, be limited to 25% or less at all times (no more than 120 people). The galleries will be open, as will the WAM Shop and museum parking garage, but with reduced hours and recommended protocols and precautions to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Find detailed information for visitors on WAM’s website at

Read the full press release here >>

WAM On Demand >>

The Weisman’s fall season of public programs are all online and available on-demand. Now’s the time to explore WAM’s livestream artist talks and topical panel conversationsvirtual gallery visits, and art-making activities at home! We’re grateful for your continued support as we do our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

For media inquiries and questions about the museum’s evolving response to COVID-19, contact Susannah Schouweiler, Director of Marketing and Communications:

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