(Photo from Cornell University)

ITHACA, N.Y.—Cornell University’s Johnson Museum of Art will reopen to the public on Thursday, Aug. 26, approximately 17 months after initially closing because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The college made the announcement this week. Masks will be required for entry, and capacity will be limited to ensure that density considerations are met. Its hours will be Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Parts of the museum will remain closed for now as art exhibits are installed, and the dates for those exhibits will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Johnson Museum, a popular staple of the local art scene, had been closed since March 17, 2020, around when Cornell sent students home from campus in reaction to the COVID-19 virus’ spread.

Matt Butler

Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at mbutler@ithacavoice.com