The New Orleans Museum of Art will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 14, but the museum will cancel all events and programs for the rest of September while the city recovers from Hurricane Ida, Susan Taylor, NOMA’s Montine McDaniel Freeman Director announced in a statement.
Café NOMA, the Brennan Group restaurant inside the museum, will also reopen to the public on Sept. 14.
NOMA will also reschedule the opening date of the upcoming exhibit, “Dawn DeDeaux: The Space Between Worlds,” to Oct. 21. The exhibit opening was originally planned to open on Oct. 1.
“I think we are all relieved to have more time for this complex, spectacular retrospective which will take on additional poignancy and relevance after this devastating storm,” Taylor said.
When the museum reopens, all visitors and employees will be required to wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth while indoors.
NOMA says it’s not requiring visitors to provide proof of vaccination upon opening. However, guests dining at Café NOMA, aged 12 years and older, will be required to provide proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or a negative PCR test within the past 72 hours.
Taylor said an emergency team remained on-site at the museum during the storm to maintain the building and safeguard the collection. Full power and internet service were restored at NOMA on Sept. 8. Museum staff members are all safe and accounted for, Taylor said.
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