After being closed for five months, the Allentown Art Museum Reopens

Written by on August 25, 2020

After being closed for five months, the Allentown Art Museum Reopens

By K.C. Lopez

August 25, 2020

The Allentown Art Museum is open to the public once again after being closed for five months. 

As WLVR’s K.C. Lopez reports, the museum experience could be an ideal social distancing activity. 

The museum on North Fifth Street reopened for members last week but is now reopened to the general public. To maintain social distancing and the 50 percent capacity limit, timed ticketing is being used for guests during their two-hour visit and visitors are required to wear a face covering.

But the museum’s interim president Michelle Stringer says new restrictions haven’t changed the experience. 

“Museums by nature are a socially distant type of environment. We have high ceilings, big spaces, no touching so it really is by nature; I don’t think that the public will see much of a difference,” said Stringer.

The museum has added hand sanitizing stations and mapped out walkways so there is only one-way traffic through exhibits. Stringer says they will continue virtual programming and outdoor activities that were created in the wake of mass COVID-19 closures. 

While walk-ins are welcome, museum guests are encouraged to reserve a spot online at AllentownArtMuseum.org.

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