The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is taking action to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). In accordance with the governor’s March 23 Executive Order and the museum’s continued concern for the well-being of our visitors, students, staff, volunteers, and community, the museum is closed to the public through Thursday, April 23, 2020.
During this time, all galleries, special exhibitions, and venues will be closed. While most staff continue to telework, our offices remain open.
VMFA’s public classes, programs, events, performances, and tours have been canceled through April 30, 2020.
Is the museum open?
VMFA is closed to the general public through Thursday, April 23, 2020. All galleries, special exhibitions, and venues are closed.
How are public classes, programs, events, performances, and tours affected?
VMFA’s public classes, programs, events, performances, and tours have been canceled through April 30, 2020. For classes and programs, there will be no rescheduling or make-up sessions; however, students and participants will receive prorated refunds. While VMFA is still planning to hold summer classes and programs, the museum will continue to monitor the situation and may extend the cancellation period for summer activities. If COVID-19 developments require further cancellations, all registered students will be refunded.
What is the museum doing in response to COVID-19?
VMFA is taking the following steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19:
- Following the governor’s Executive Order to close through April 23, 2020
- Canceling classes, programs, events, performances, and tours through April 30
- Increasing the number of hand-sanitizing stations at all entrances and Visitor Services desks, dining areas, and shop
- Taking extra cleaning measures in high-touch areas, including restrooms, Visitor Services desks, interactive touchscreens, credit card stations, door handles, handrails, and elevator buttons
- Displaying the Centers for Disease Control’s handwashing guidelines in all restrooms
- Implementing guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our staff and volunteers
We encourage you to follow the precautions outlined by the Centers for Disease Control. You may also visit the Virginia Department of Health for information as it pertains to the Commonwealth of Virginia.
In general, heed the advice of professionals who are encouraging everyone to stay home if they can, practice social distancing, wash your hands repeatedly, use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available, cough and sneeze into the crook of your arm, and avoid touching your face.
If you have any questions or concerns about the museum’s operating status, contact email@example.com or call 804.340.1400.