ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Allentown Art Museum is preparing to reopen, with safety guidelines in place.
The museum will be open Friday, August 14, through Sunday, August 16 for museum members. It will open to the public on Friday, August 21, according to a museum news release.
The galleries and Museum Store will be open new hours: Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with free admission on Sundays. On Sundays, ArtVentures activities for families will be held outside on the museum's lawn every Sunday from noon until 3 p.m. beginning August 16, weather permitting. The Museum Café will offer bottled beverages and prepackaged snacks.
Art Ways Interactive Family Gallery and Crayola Classroom are temporarily closed, but a schedule of virtual programs is planned for fall.
The museum will require people to wear a face covering, and visitor capacity will be limited to 50%. The museum is encouraging advanced reservations, and that walk-ins will be welcomed based on availability. People can reserve tickets at the museum's website.
Museum staff have installed social distancing reminders and hand sanitizer stations throughout the museum. Plexiglass shields have been installed at the front desk, Store and Cafe.