Albany Museum of Art Makes Program Changes in Response to COVID-19 Virus

Staff Report From Albany CEO

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Officials with the Albany Museum of Art on Friday announced programming schedule changes at the museum. The changes have been made to reduce the possible exposure of guests and staff in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Changes announced by museum officials Friday were:

-  The popular Spring Family Day, conducted in partnership with the city of Albany’s Recreation and Parks Department, has been moved from March 21 to Saturday, April 18. The free event will take place 10 am-1 pm that day.

-  The AMA Art Lovers Book Club, which was set for March 17, has been moved to Tuesday, April 21. It will begin at its usual time of 6 pm and club members, in addition to discussing the novel I, Juan de Pareja, will talk about books for the new series of bimonthly meetings set to start May 19.

-  Yoga Bunny, a new Sunday afternoon program for kids that had been scheduled for March 22, has been postponed. No new date has been set.

-  The reception set for Sunday, March 22 for the annual Kiwanis Student Art Show has been cancelled. The artwork, however, will be shown in the Willson Auditorium at the AMA from March 24 until April 3.

As of Friday, all other AMA programming was planned to stay on schedule, though that could change as developments with the Coronavirus continue. Schedule changes will be listed on the AMA’s website and on its social media accounts.

“We are following local and global developments closely, reading the data, and making these schedule changes out of an abundance of caution, both for our guests and for our staff,” AMA Executive Director Andrew James Wulf, Ph.D., said.

The Albany Museum of Art is continuing to operate at its normal hours. It is open to the public 10 am-5 pm Tuesdays-Fridays and noon-5 pm on Saturdays.