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San Diego Museum of Art to reopen after four-month closure

Posted at 11:06 AM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 14:06:02-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The San Diego Museum of Art is home to some of the finest collections in the world. Soon, it will finally reopen for all to enjoy.

Opened in 1926, the San Diego Museum of Art is the city's oldest and largest museum.

Following a four-month pandemic shutdown, the museum is finally ready to continue educating locals, starting July 9.

"Every single protocol has been put in place there is a big team here working the last three months and thinking precisely how to give you the joy of the art the pleasure of being at the museum but more importantly the fact that you can feel safe here," said Roxana Velasquez, the museum's executive director.

Safety precautions will be in line with temperature checks and social distancing. Masks will also be required.

"Mandatory asking for masks and we have designed beautiful masks by Sanchez Cotan," Velasquez says.

And art comes in all types all shapes all forms, whether it's paintings, sculpture, or even ceramics. It can also provide visitors a temporary break during these uncertain times.

"It gives us respite it allows us to contemplate gives us the joy of color of form of history and I really call everyone to return, to enjoy, to give yourself some reflective time at the art," Velasquez said. "Humankind — us — cannot live without art."

From July 9 until Labor Day, the museum is providing free admission to all frontline workers.