Milwaukee Art Museum

The Milwaukee Art Museum Is Closed Until Next Year

The Milwaukee Art Museum is closed, and it won’t open until 2021.

With the number of COVID-19 cases rising, the Milwaukee Art Museum is closed to the public as of today, Nov. 19. The museum said it will not reopen to the public until at least Jan. 2, 2021.

The museum made the decision after receiving clarity on the restrictions outlined in the Milwaukee Public Health Order 4.2, which orders museums to follow compliance with gathering size limits among other restrictions. According to the press release, the museum is “joining Milwaukee museums in putting the safety of visitors and staff first.”


During the closure, all virtual programming at the Milwaukee Art Museum’s website will continue, including virtual tours of gallery spaces, art projects for kids and families and interviews with artists.

Visitors who have reserved and purchased Museum admission tickets will be refunded to the card on which the purchase was made.

Updates can be found on the museum’s website,



Brianna Schubert is a freelance writer at Milwaukee Magazine. She is studying journalism, psychology and Spanish and is in the Honors College at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.