The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park reopens again Saturday, following its second forced closure due to the pandemic.
Members get first crack at returning on Friday, but the doors open to the general public the next day. The change comes as the state has eased restrictions on public gatherings in San Diego County as COVID-19 infections have fallen.
In order to be admitted, patrons must wear a mask and go through a temperature check. Officials will stop admissions after the museum reaches 25% capacity, and only let in others as people exit. Members receive priority access.
Water fountains will be shut off and those carrying bags larger than 16x16x8 will not be allowed to enter.
On the heels of the museum’s re-opening, the exhibit, Young Art 2021: My World, Our Planet begins.
Opening March 26 and continuing through May 9, the biennial student exhibition focuses on the theme of environment and sustainability.
Students in grades K-12 from across San Diego County submitted works for the juried exhibition, which will be open in the free galleries. The exhibition space also may be viewed via a virtual 360-degree video tour.
The museum also has a slate of events set for the summer. They include Arts Alive, from June 18-20, and two exhibitions that start June 18, one featuring a collection of European art from 1500 through 1800, and the other, the works of Ana de Alvear, a Madrid artist known for her photorealistic drawings.