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National Museum Of Mexican Art Set To Welcome Guests Again July 1

The museum closed in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but now it's reopening with safety protocols.

The National Museum of Mexican Art got a record $8 million donation from MacKenzie Scott.
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PILSEN — The National Museum of Mexican Art is set to reopen next month in Pilsen.

The museum and its gift shop will open to the general public 10 a.m. July 1. The reopening comes 474 days since it closed in March 2020 to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Admission is free. 

“Over the past year, we have turned to [stay] in touch with our community virtually, stretching our capacity and learning to engage with people in new ways at a time of great need,” said Carlos Tortolero, museum founder and president.  “We miss the voices and footsteps of families making their way through the museum, and we are thrilled to welcome people back.”

As part of the reopening, the museum will follow COVID-19 safety protocols. Guided tours and in-person programs will remain on hold.

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During the closure, museum officials pivoted to online programs for children and older people, virtual tours and musical performances. Officials plan to continue virtual tours and performances. 

Officials plan to host various events in the coming months, including a ribbon cutting for the Ray Castro Plaza and the annual Dia de los Muertos exhibition.

The National Museum of Mexican Art  will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday- Sunday.

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