As we all pulled ourselves together after the storm, those of us who managed to make it to the Museum yesterday were delighted to discover that that many members of the community were seizing the opportunity to join us in the galleries already. (Staff and public who came to the Museum on Wednesday were actually latecomers – some of our intrepid staff were here, protecting the building and the collections, all throughout the storm, for which we are very grateful!)
As we continue to move through the week, we will post changes to programming and services, especially for Thursday, normally our late evening, and First Saturday, as we determine how the performers and others have been affected by the hurricane. Our staff is scrambling to be here to welcome you, even though many are affected themselves. Food & beverage service may be more limited than usual and our Library will be closed. Since it is unlikely that mass transit will be back to normal yet, the Museum will close at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, so that both you and our staff members can get home safely, by new and creative routes, no doubt – but that still leaves many hours for art, music and being together. We know that many within our community are struggling with recovery after the storm; we hope the Museum can function as a needed respite during this time. Please join us.