The health and safety of the Huntsville Museum of Art’s visitors and employees is our top priority. We have begun taking steps to limit the potential for viral spread in our area. We are working to maintain a clean building through increased cleaning and sanitizing efforts and by making hand sanitizer available to guests and employees. The Museum continues to be open during its regular hours of operation. Our staff is monitoring all COVID-19 updates from the CDC, World Health Organization, Alabama State Health Department, and local organizations such as the Huntsville-Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
As the virus has continued to spread, we have increased the cleaning and sanitizing of surfaces in the building. Following the daily cleaning process, Lysol Disinfectant Spray and wipes are used to kill viruses and bacteria that remain on surfaces such as door handles, elevator panels, and point of sale systems. The Museum has also placed bottles of hand sanitizer at the front desk and checkout in the Museum store. Staff is recommending visitors use hand sanitizer after completing a transaction. Visitors are also encouraged to follow the CDC’s recommendations on handwashing procedures. The CDC urges frequent and rigorous hand washing and not to substitute hand washing with the use of hand sanitizer. Visitors are allowed to wear medical facemasks in the Museum.
In addition to general Museum admission, we have also considered our upcoming events.
- The American Master Illustrators exhibition opening on Thursday, March 19, will have an altered format due to the guest lecturer being unable to attend. We will celebrate the opening from 6-7:30, with a preview party and no accompanying lecture. Tickets are available at hsvmuseum.org.
- The Youth Art Month exhibit opening on Sunday, March 15, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. has been canceled.
- Voices of Our Times: P. Allen Smith will proceed as planned on Thursday, April 16. Tickets are now available to Museum members and will be available to non-members beginning March 20. You can purchase tickets by calling the Museum at 256-535-4350.
If an upcoming ticketed Museum event is canceled, we will provide a credit for ticketholders to attend an event of equal value.