Plan Your Visit
To help you plan your visit, please consider the following before you arrive:
Each exhibition is on display for 6–12 weeks. Once an exhibition is over, a gallery may be closed for 5–10 days to take down artwork and install a new exhibition. To see the most artwork possible during your visit, please check out our Exhibitions page to make sure your visit includes the exhibitions you most want to see.
We welcome your small children to our galleries. However, please be sure to supervise your children in order to prevent an accident that may hurt your little one or damage Museum artwork or facilities. Strollers are permitted in most of our galleries. In the case strollers are not permitted, we provide a stroller corral for temporary stroller storage. Running is not permitted in the galleries.
We provide seating in many of our galleries and public areas. Additionally, we now offer portable gallery stools for your use. Wheelchairs and personal motorized chairs are permitted in the galleries. We offer wheelchairs for your use on a first-come, first-served basis.
Umbrellas are not permitted in the galleries. Backpacks are permitted if worn as a front pack. We provide a coat room with free lockers for your belongings. The Museum is not responsible for items lost or damaged in the coat room. We reserve the right to ask that a certain item is not taken into the galleries.
Flash photography is not permitted in the museum’s art galleries. Repeated flashes of light can damage fragile artwork. Non-flash photography is encouraged in most exhibitions unless stated otherwise. Photography for commercial use is prohibited. Read our full photography policy.
Food and Beverages
Food and beverages are not permitted in the galleries.
If you have any questions, please ask a member of our Visitor Services team. They can be found at the Visitor Services desk, in the galleries or walking around. They’re ready to help you!
Interacting with Art
We ask you not to touch the artwork so it may be enjoyed for future generations. Touching a work of art may not seem dangerous at the time, but the natural oils present in the skin will damage the surface of a painting or the smoothness of marble, discolor bronze or rust the strongest steel.