The Chrysler Museum of Art plans to reopen to the public on June 20. From June 16 to June 19, members will get an early opportunity to visit the Museum. In planning its reopening, the Chrysler has adopted several guidelines designed for the safety of visitors and staff, including limiting the number of people in the facilities to 25% of normal capacity. To help maintain capacity limits, the Museum will offer free admission timed tickets that can be reserved online in advance. The Museum will continue to follow the regulations and guidance set forth by the Centers for Disease Control, the Commonwealth and the City of Norfolk.
The Museum will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the hours of 10–11:30 a.m. will be 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.
The Museum’s galleries and Museum Shop will be open with limited capacity. Wisteria restaurant will be open for grab-and-go options. The dining room will be closed. Interactive spaces, including the Wonder Studio, as well as the Reading Room will be closed until further notice. The Museum hopes to offer glass demonstrations at the Perry Glass Studio with limited capacity and appropriate distancing. Reservations to attend glass demonstrations can be made at chrysler.org.
The below guidelines will be in place to ensure the safest visitor experience possible.
- Facing Covering: Visitors ages 3 and up are required to wear a face covering for the safety of our visitors and staff and per Governor Ralph Northam’s mask mandate for the state of Virginia. Disposable masks will be available with a recommended donation of $2.
- Use the Marked Entrance: At the main entrance, one set of doors will be marked for “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 and 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 be able to scan their own tickets at the Welcome Desk. Admission continues to be free.
- Get a Visitor Guide: Visitor Guides will be available for pickup but will not be reused. A new digital version will be available for personal mobile devices.
- Stay Home if Sick: If prospective visitors are experiencing any signs of illness, the Museum encourages delaying their visit.
Safety Precautions Implemented at the Chrysler
- The use of a face covering is mandatory for employees, volunteers and vendors in all common areas until further notice.
- Plexiglass barriers will be used to protect employees and guests from direct contact at the Welcome Desk, Glass Studio Welcome Desk, Education Lounge and the Museum Shop.
- Regular cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched objects and surfaces will occur.
- 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.
In addition to exploring the Chrysler Museum’s permanent collection, spanning 5,000 years of art history, visitors can view the following special exhibitions: