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      SJMA Re-Opening in San Jose

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      October 30, 2020


      110 South Market Street
      San Jose, California 95113

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      SJMA Re-Opening

      San José Museum of Art (SJMA) temporarily closed on March 14th and we are beyond excited to welcome you back! If you supported SJMA during Shelter in Place—whether by joining a virtual program, following us on social media, making a donation, or trying some of our at-home activities, we thank you for your loyal support. Thank you especially for continuing your generous membership during our closure! Your loyalty to the Museum means the world.
      Beginning October 30, 2020, SJMA will be open 3 days a week, Friday through Sunday, 11am–5pm.*
      To ensure the safety of visitors, volunteers, docents, and staff, SJMA has devised a comprehensive health and safety plan that is compliant with Santa Clara County Health Department and CDC guidelines. Please review these changes before you visit and thank you for helping us make your Museum visit easy, enjoyable, and safe. We will carefully and continually monitor the efficacy of these guidelines in real time and make further adjustments as needed. 


      • Visitors ages 6 and up are required to wear a face mask.  
      • Social distancing of 6 feet must be practiced by all visitors except members of the same household.
      • Hand-washing and/or sanitizing is requested before and after touching your face and/or public spaces.
      • Coat check will be closed. Large bags and backpacks are not permitted in the galleries. 
      • And remember, if you’re feeling ill, please stay home.  

      SJMA has implemented a dedicated hour of each day for our most vulnerable guests to enjoy the Museum. We invite seniors, those who are pregnant, and those with underlying health concerns as determined by CDC guidelines, to visit SJMA Friday–Sunday, 11am–12pm.

      To reduce physical contact, SJMA encourages purchasing tickets in advance, or using a credit card upon arrival. To expedite the check-in process, reduce lines at admissions, and assist with “low touch” entry, please have your e-ticket pre-printed or ready to be scanned on your phone. Have your ID ready for tickets requiring ID. 
      To allow for proper social distancing, SJMA staff and security will monitor the number of visitors in and out of our galleries and other public spaces. 
      Our exhibitions and marketing teams have created new signage. Galleries will be clearly marked with signage to indicate traffic flow to reduce visitor jams. 
      Floor signage has also been implemented, indicating where visitors should stand while waiting: to be checked in, to enter the elevator, the Store, etc. 
      Only a single household or individual may ride the elevator at a time, again with signage indicating where visitors should wait. Additionally, there will be hand sanitizer outside the elevator; and we encourage all visitors sanitize their hands after pushing the button. 
      The cleaning frequency has been increased with special attention to high-traffic and high-touch areas. Doorways, buttons, etc. will be disinfected throughout the day. 
      To reduce high-touch point areas, our interactive educational resource spaces are temporarily closed. Interactive installations are also suspended. 
      The Museum Store will have dedicated doors to entry and exit. It has also been reconfigured so that there is a single direction throughout the shop, preventing accidental crowding.
      To reassure you that we consider the safety of all visitors and staff a priority, we have instituted one-way use of doors, stairs, and paths. Rooms will only be used if social distance rules can be adhered to. Common-use areas will also be marked with waiting spots to ensure a 6-foot distance. Shared-use items such as the copier will be wiped down after every use. Hand sanitizer dispensers are available in several areas throughout the Museum for visitors and staff. Museum staff in direct contact with visitors will maintain safe distances in all spaces while wearing face masks. Further, we have installed Plexiglass screens at the admissions desk to serve as an additional protective measure for visitors and staff. 

      AND OF COURSE! We have a brand-new sculpture by Pae White–Noisy Blushes–installed in the atrium, and two new exhibitions on view, South East North West: New Works from the Collection and Barring Freedom.
      If you have any questions or concerns about visiting the Museum, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at If you have questions about Covid-19 and would like more information, please check the CDC website. And finally, if you’ve been waiting to renew your membership until SJMA’s re-opening, please sign up today!
      We look forward to seeing you soon!

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