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Burchfield Penney Art Center to reopen to members this weekend; general public August 14

Art Center closed on March 16th due to coronavirus pandemic
Burchfield Penney Art Center to reopen to members this weekend; general public August 14
Posted at 3:35 AM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 03:35:14-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College is reopening to members this weekend for the first time since it shut down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The art center will be open to members starting the weekend of August 7th to 9th, and then to the general public beginning August 14th to 16th.

The art center has it will have seven new exhibitions for you to see.

Museum hours have been adapted to provide extra time to sanitize, with early hours from 10 to 11 a.m. and regular hours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays to Sundays.

Both the Burchfield Café and the Museum Store will be open during business hours.

The number of visitors will be capped at 225 at any time.

Safety protocols for staff and visitors include the following

  • A single-directional flow throughout the building.
  • Social distancing will be enforced with signage throughout the facility.
  • All visitors, ages 2 and up, will be required to wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines, including maintaining a six-foot distance from others.
  • The Center requires visitors to bring their own masks.
  • Hand sanitation stations have been installed for staff and visitors.
  • Plexiglass shields have been installed at the Visitor Services reception desk and Museum Store.
  • The Center will maintain a rigorous daily cleaning schedule and will frequently sanitize high touch areas, such as door handles and benches.
  • Visitors and staff will enter and exit through designated doors to ensure social distancing. Museum staff will be wearing masks in all public areas.