Welcome Back to the Katonah Museum of Art
We look forward to seeing you in our galleries again. To facilitate the safe return of visitors and staff to the Museum we are following guidelines established by New York Forward for Phase 4 reopening. Please note that some of our procedures have changed:
Admission and hours
- To create a contactless visitor experience and promote effective physical distancing, advance timed tickets will be required
- Katonah Museum of Art members will also need to obtain advance timed tickets, but there will be no charge.
- A limited number of tickets will be available for each time slot, in accordance with the New York State requirement that capacity be limited to 25% of maximum occupancy. The first time slot of every day is reserved for at risk populations, including seniors and those with compromised immune systems.
- Complimentary admission passes will be honored, but advance timed reservations will be required, and pass must be presented upon entry to the Museum.
- To maximize your time in the galleries, we recommend arriving no later than 10 minutes after your scheduled start time so that you will be able to complete your visit to all of the galleries within your designated time slot.
- All transactions will be by credit or debit card, no cash will be accepted.
- All tours, including the daily 2:30 pm docent tour, are suspended during this stage of reopening.
- Our standard hours of operation remain the same.
- Visitors are required to adhere to the Visitor Code of Conduct (see below) and to follow Visitor Etiquette (see below).
- Please include Name, E-mail Address and Phone Number for all Attendees at check out. This information will be used for contact tracing.
- Upon checking out, please make sure to leave your browser open until you receive a confirmation that your order has been processed. If you do not receive this message or a confirmation e-mail, your order has not been processed.
The KMA is happy to welcome families back to the Museum in a safe and fun way. When you sign up online for a time slot time to visit the KMA, add a reservation to the Learning Center for the same time block as your Museum tickets. A maximum of two families can work in the room at a time. One Learning Center reservation is good for a family of up to four, you do not need to make a reservation for each person in your group. Upon check-in you will receive a Family Guide and activity pack with everything you need to enjoy your visit. The Family Guide will lead you through the Bisa Butler: Portraits exhibition with discussion prompts. Then you can go into the Learning Center which has been transformed by artist Tijay Mohammed with a site-specific installation that celebrates women. Using your Family Guide and activity pack you can create your own artwork inspired by the exhibitions. The Museum and Learning Center will be cleaned between each group of visitors. Don’t forget the beauty of the Sculpture Garden where you can sit for a while at socially distanced tables and chairs and create your artwork outside. Members and children under 12 are always free. Masks are required for anyone over 2 years old.
Visitor Code of Conduct
By reserving your timed ticket, you agree to adhere to the Visitor Code of Conduct and to play your part in keeping the Museum safe for both visitors and staff.
Health and Safety
- All visitors, including children over age two, are required to wear a face mask at all times while in the Museum.
- Hand sanitizer is available for your use when you enter the Museum and in the public areas.
- By purchasing tickets and entering the Museum, you are affirming that in the past 14 days you:
- Have not had symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive COVID-19 test.
- Have not been in close proximity to someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.
- Have not traveled to an area with an outbreak of COVID-19.
- The contact information you provided when purchasing your ticket will be used if we need to notify you of any COVID-19 exposure. Likewise, should you become ill with COVID-19 following your visit, please notify the Museum as soon as possible.
- Museum staff will be cleaning and disinfecting all high-touch surfaces with increased frequency throughout the day.
- Our capacity is reduced to twenty-five visitors per time slot.
- Please maintain six feet between yourself, other visitors, and Museum staff. To guide social distancing, floor markings indicate spaces individuals can occupy, one at a time. Household groups of three or fewer may remain together as a unit.
- The circulation through the Museum will be in one direction. Following your visit to the galleries, and weather permitting, you will exit via the Sculpture Garden, where you are welcome to sit and relax for the remainder of your time slot.
I am aware that visiting the Katonah Museum of Art includes risks arising from possible exposure to communicable diseases, including COVID-19. I knowingly and voluntarily accept this risk and assume full responsibility for any injury, illness or other loss that I may sustain as a result.
Our members and frequent visitors to the Katonah Museum of Art will be familiar with the following rules, designed to make your visit enjoyable and to protect the artwork, as well as our guests. Please help us by following these guidelines.
- Please keep a distance of at least three feet from the artworks. Do not touch any artwork at any time
- For the current exhibition, informal photography for your personal use is permitted in the galleries. Flash is not permitted.
- Please silence your phone and, if you must take a call, exit the gallery and do so in the Sculpture Garden.
- Food, drink, chewing gum and tobacco products are not allowed in the galleries.
- Please leave large bags or backpacks in your car, as we cannot accommodate them in the galleries at this time.
- Do not carry children on shoulders.
- Strollers are allowed in the galleries, but they must be pushed by adults at all times.
- We ask that children younger than 12 be supervised by an adult at all times.
Date & Time
Jul 26 - Oct 4, 2020