Gloucester Daily Times: Museum now open to members
September 25, 2020
Public can peruse galleries beginning Oct. 1
After having been closed for six months due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Cape Ann Museum was filled with art lovers Thursday — as many as COVID-19 restrictions allowed.
The museum at 27 Pleasant St. opened its doors to members who reserved all the available time slots to roam the hall and take in the art. It will be allowing both members and the public into the historic hallways on Oct. 1.
“We are overjoyed to announce that we can re-open with the necessary precautions required by the state,” said museum director Oliver Barker. “As the global pandemic hit in March, we closed our doors to protect the staff and public. Since then, I think we have all been feeling the need to return to a place of inspiration, to see art that reminds us of the beautiful places in which we live, and to feel a sense of normalcy again by visiting the museum and our new Cape Ann Museum Green campus.”
The museum reopens with new safety precautions such as reducing gallery capacity, touch-less doors, increased cleaning and other measures in accordance of Gov. Charlie Baker's Phase 3 reopening plan.
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