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The Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals in the American Museum Of Natural History will reopen on June 12th after a four-year closure. But that carpeted '70s vibe is gone.
Governor Cuomo announced the latest increases to venue capacity on Monday.
The exhibit, which opened this week, would have provided the theme of the 2020 Met Gala.
"Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg" is on view from October 2021 through January 23rd, 2022.
Bowling will be allowed next week, museums will reopen the week after, and more guidance on gym reopening is coming as well.
The museum will initially be open five days a week, from Thursday through Monday, and at 25% capacity.
The Museum has participated in a weekly call with a variety of other museums across the city in order to create a set of shared guidelines all the institutions can follow.
The Met is planning to reopen on August 29th with new social distancing guidelines in place, and the New-York Historical Society will have an outdoor exhibit starting August 14th.
If the Met is able to reopen in August or September, the days and hours the museum is open will be reduced, and tours, talks, concerts, and events will be canceled for the rest of 2020.
“These actions are gut-wrenching, but we are compelled to make them to protect the museum and its mission of research, science education, caring for our collections, and providing access for visitors."
One of the heads of The Met said layoffs were likely inevitable: “We’re going to have to do it like everybody is going to have to do it. It’s a very disheartening thing.”
"The targeted campaign of attacks against me and my company that has been waged these past several months has threatened to undermine the important work of the Whitney."
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