November 20, 2020

COVID Updates and Announcements

WAM will Temporarily Close Per the Governor’s Order

November 20, 2020: Weisman Art Museum will temporarily close its gallery spaces to the public beginning Saturday, Nov. 21, in accordance with the¬†Governor Walz’s Executive Order 20-99¬†and aligned guidance from University of Minnesota leadership and public health officials. Per the Governor’s order, indoor gathering spaces and entertainment venues, including museums, are to close for the next four weeks in order to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

Retail may continue with recommended safeguards in place: For now, WAM Shop will remain open for regular hours of operation, Thurs. РSun., noon Р5 p.m.

WAM Shop’s annual fall sale (Nov. 19 – 22 & Dec. 3 – 6) will allow for in-person shopping, as scheduled. Masks are required and customer capacity will be limited to ensure staff and shoppers may keep a safe distance from one another. (Free parking¬†in the museum garage is available with a purchase of $10 or more.) Customers may also place their orders by phone or email, with curbside pick-up and shipping options, for a contact-free shopping experience.¬†Visit the WAM Shop online for more information.

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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 conversations,¬†virtual 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: susannah@umn.edu.

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