Chrysler Museum Reopening FAQ
We are excited to welcome you back to the Chrysler Museum of Art!
When will the Chrysler Museum reopen?
- The Chrysler Museum of Art plans to reopen exclusively to members from Tuesday, June 16 to Friday, June 19. The Museum will reopen to the general public on Saturday, June 20 at 10 a.m.
When is the Museum open? Have hours changed?
- The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Museum will open with a limit of 25% of normal capacity.
- On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the hours of 10-11:30 a.m. are reserved for visitors over 60 and those who are at higher risk for severe illness. Following these designated hours, the Museum will operate at lower capacity on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Is the Perry Glass Studio open for demonstrations and classes?
- The Perry Glass Studio hopes to offer demonstrations with limited capacity and appropriate distancing.
- Classes at the Glass Studio will remain suspended until at least July 15.
How should I prepare to visit the Museum?
- Stay Home if Sick: If you’re experiencing any signs of illness, please delay your visit.
- Face Covering: Visitors ages 3 and up are required to wear a face covering. Disposable masks will be available for a recommended donation of $2.
- Use the Marked Entrance: At the main entrance, please only enter through the doors specified “Entrance.”
- Reserve Your Ticket: The Museum will be using free timed tickets that stagger entry in half-hour increments. Tickets can be reserved at chrysler.org or by calling the Museum at 757-664-6200. Gallery Hosts will monitor entries and exits and, if capacity allows, will grant entry to visitors without tickets. If the Museum is at capacity, a standby line will be established. Visitors will be required to stand 6 feet apart while they wait.
- Scan Tickets Upon Entry: Visitors will scan their own tickets at the Welcome Desk.
- Visitor Guide: Visitor Guides are available for pickup or digitally and will not be
How is the Museum changing its policies?
- The Museum will open with a limit of 25% of normal capacity.
- Programs are canceled until we are able to safely accommodate larger groups of people.
What safety precautions will the Museum implement?
- The use of face coverings is mandatory for employees, volunteers, and vendors in all common areas until further notice.
- New plexiglass barriers will protect employees and guests from direct contact at the Museum Welcome Desk, Glass Studio Welcome Desk, Education Lounge, and the Museum Shop.
- Museum staff will increase cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Employees who test positive for COVID-19, are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or have had close contact with a person experiencing symptoms or diagnosed with COVID-19 are required to stay home for at least 14 days.
- The Museum will restrict professional travel until further notice.
What can I see at the Museum?
- The Museum’s galleries, featuring artwork spanning 5,000 years of art history and special exhibitions, will be open.
What special exhibitions will be on view?
- Edvard Munch and the Cycle of Life
- Jim Dine’s Pinocchio
- The Eye That Follows: Photographs by Dawit N.M.
- Brendan Fernandes: Bodily Forms
- Waterscape: Picturesque Views of Hampton Roads
- Dan Dailey: Character Sketch
What spaces are closed currently?
- Programs and classes will not be offered until at least July 15.
- The Wonder Studio, the Museum’s interactive family gallery, as well as the Reading Room will remain closed until further notice.
Is the Museum restaurant open?
- The dining room is closed. Grab-and-go offerings will be available beginning Saturday, June 20.
- Visitors are encouraged to use tables in Huber Court, which are arranged to promote social distancing.
Can I visit the Museum Shop?
- The Museum Shop capacity will be limited to four people at a time, and guests will be asked to swipe their own credit cards. If you prefer to shop online, visit shop.chrysler.org.
Are the restrooms open for use?
- Restrooms will be sanitized multiple times per day.
Can I rent the Museum for events?
- The Museum will follow government recommendations for the size of gatherings. Currently, gatherings are limited to 50 people, which includes staff.