Since their closing on March 13th, the Tacoma Art Museum has been working hard to create a reopening strategy. Now, we’re pleased to announce the tentative reopening of TAM on October 9, 2020. New procedures will be in place to offer an art respite and nearly contactless experience for visitors, so you can enjoy the artistry while staying safe.
“We know that it will be a different experience for visitors with these precautions in place, but the ability to enjoy the galleries and exhibitions will not be diminished,” says David Setford, TAM’s Executive Director. “These new healthy museum procedures will enable long-awaited public access to art for visitors.”
Though TAM’s doors will be open again, other opportunities and events will continue to be offered digitally through at least the end of 2021. TAM”s website will continue to offer free at-home art making activities, access to TAM’s permanent collection online, and other new programs, so be sure to check out the website for a purely at-home art experience.
In accordance with state guidelines, TAM will require the use of masks for staff and visitors ages 5 and older. Visitors will also be spaced six feet (two meters) apart and will follow a dedicated path through the Museum.
To allow for enhanced cleaning, Museum hours will change to 10 am – 5 pm Friday through Sunday. The Museum Store will be open during museum hours and will limit visitors to 5 at a time. Temporarily, TAM’s Art Studio, café, and hands-on gallery interactives will be unavailable, as will access to the lockers and coat check.
If you or your family would like to visit, here are a few tips you should know!
- Wear a mask to enter and visit the Museum. Masks will also be available free of charge at the welcome desk.
- Leave coats and large bags at home if possible, as coat check and lockers will not be available.
- Follow the predetermined one-way path through the Museum to help ensure compliance with visitor spacing and capacity limitations.
- When needed, utilize the contactless and motion-activated hand sanitizer stations that will be available at various locations in the Museum.
For more information, and to purchase advance timed admission tickets, visit www.tacomaartmuseum.org.