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Museums in New York Open on Mondays


Please consult the museum websites for changes in days and hours.

UPDATED September 23, 2020

Advance tickets required for many museum reopenings. Please check museum websites for details.

• The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) reopened to the public on August 27, with new hours for the first month, through September 27: from 10:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday to the public; and from 10:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Mondays for MoMA members only. Admission will be free to all visitors Tuesday through Sunday, through September 27, made possible by UNIQLO. See this new post on WOTBA for a sense of the experience attending the museum.

• New-York Historical Society reopened on August 14 with an outdoor exhibition, "Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine,” in the rear courtyard. The exhibit by activist Kevin Powell and photographer Kay Hickman will highlight how New Yorkers weathered the quarantine.

• The Metropolitan Museum of Art reopened August 29. Hours: Thursday-Friday 12pm - 7pm; Saturday - Monday 10am -5 pm. Advance tickets required. The Met Cloisters reopened on September 12. (see related post.)

• The Whitney Museum of American Art reopened September 3

• The Morgan Library & Museum reopened September 5, with member previews September 2 through 4.

• The American Museum of Natural History reopened on September 9, with member previews beginning September 2.

• The Brooklyn Museum reopened on September 12.

• The Rubin Museum reopened September 12.

• The New Museum reopened on September 15.

• The Jewish Museum will reopen to the public on Thursday, October 1, 2020, preceded by five preview days for its members on September 24, 25, 26, 29, & 30, 2020, from 11 am – 4 pm. Free admission through December 31, 2020.

• The International Center of Photography (ICP) will reopen on October 1.

• The Guggenheim reopens on October 3


• The Frick Collection announced that it will open in early 2021 in the Marcel Breuer building, the former home for the Whitney and Met Breuer. The building, to be known as the Frick Madison, will serve as the museum's temporary location while the home building is being renovated.

The Whitney Museum of American Art


General Information 

Central Park West and 79th Street
See the post, Big Things to See at the American Museum of Natural History.
1109 Fifth Ave

The Metropolitan Museum of Art at 100 Fifth Avenue

100 Fifth Avenue
See the post 25 Things To Do Near the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Met Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park is also open 7 days a week from March - October.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
One Bowling Green

Neue Galerie
1048 Fifth Ave.
Read more about the museum at the post, A Visit to the Neue Galerie.

Rubin Museum, W. 17th St.

Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th St.

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