**Most April events have been cancelled or postponed. Click here for details.**
**Interdisciplinary Symposium: Diversity in Small/Midsize Museums has been postponed. Click here for details.**
**Performance: Intersections has been cancelled. Click here for details.**
**Up for Discussion: In Conversation: Wesley Clark has been postponed. Click here for details.**
CLOSING DUE TO COVID-19
Due to concerns related to the coronavirus, we have determined that we must close the Asheville Art Museum as of March 16, until further notice. All programs and events will also be postponed until we can safely resume public operations.
At this time, events will be postponed or canceled through the end of March. Please visit our calendar for details. Current tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates (TBD). Once new dates are determined, you will be contacted regarding ticket exchange coordination. Event ticket holders can email firstname.lastname@example.org, and program ticket holders can email email@example.com with any questions. We ask for your patience during this time and greatly appreciate your support.
We will continue to monitor and assess all developments. The health and safety of visitors, Members, staff, volunteers, and the community will always take top priority in all of the decisions we make relating to the COVID-19. However, this unfortunate reality also comes with a significant economic impact to arts organizations such as ours. Please consider supporting us in mitigating the losses we may suffer as a result from the virus with a tax-deductible donation to the Asheville Art Museum.
Please refer to our website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for additional updates and ways to engage with the Museum during these unprecedented times.
Pamela L. Myers
Executive Director, Asheville Art Museum
**ART Party has been postponed. Click here for details.**
**Connections: Everyday Objects has been postponed. Click here for details.**
**Simulcast: Alison Saar at the NCMA has been postponed. Click here for details.**
**Up for Discussion: An Afternoon with Lonnie Holley has been postponed. Click here for details.**
Event/Program Cancellation or Postponement
If Museum staff determines that it’s necessary to cancel or postpone an upcoming event or program, we will notify patrons at least 24 hours prior to the event via email, social media, and on our website. In event of a postponement, current tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates.
What you can do.
Although we would love to see you at the Museum, if you’re sick or feeling unwell, please stay home and avoid close contact with others, as recommended by the CDC.
Other recommendations from public health authorities:
- Wash your hands. Do so often. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If opportunity for hand washing is not available, use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes. Hold a tissue over your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Throw that tissue away and, again, wash your hands. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
- No handshakes or hugs, please. A wave or an elbow bump is acceptable for greeting others.
- Maintain social distance from others (about six feet).