Fort Worth Art Museums Set to Reopen Soon

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Good News! You can start planning your visit to museums in Fort Worth. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art and the Kimbell Art Museum on June 20, 2020, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame will be reopening before the end of June. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will reopen July 1st.

Crowds at all each museum will be limited to 50% capacity – per the state guidelines. All visitors and staff will be required to wear face masks. The museums will provide masks for visitors who arrive without one, and Social distancing will be enforced in the galleries, on the museum grounds, and in the elevators.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art will reopen to the public with member-only days from June 16 – June 18. Visitors will be admitted only through the main front entrance.

Admission is FREE and does not require a ticket. If the museum is near capacity, visitors will be required to wait in a socially distanced line outside the museum’s Main Entrance and will be granted admission as quickly as possible while observing limited capacity and proper social distancing protocols. Visit cartermuseum.org/welcome for more information.

Current Exhibits at the Amon Carter Museum

Kimbell Art Museum 

The Kimbell Art Museum will reopen on Saturday, June 20, with to the public, with special member-only previews on Thursday, June 18.

Visitors will enjoy more than 30 masterpieces from the Kimbell’s African, Ancient American, and Asian collections have been installed in the Louis I. Kahn Building alongside the museum’s European paintings and sculpture.

Visitor guidelines for the Kimbell Art Museum

The museum has instituted new guidelines for staff and visitors that support state and local health and safety recommendations. This includes new health and safety measures that require the temporary suspension of certain activities to accommodate social distancing, as well as visitor guidelines and staff protocols and training.

  • For the safety of all visitors and staff, anyone who is sick or has any sign of respiratory illness should stay home. The museum has installed signage and other visual reminders to ensure visitors and staff maintain a safe social distance of at least 6 feet.
  • All visitors (ages 2 and up) should wear a mask during their visit to the Kimbell. Masks are available upon request.
  • All Kimbell staff are required to wear masks. The custodial staff has increased cleaning frequency among high-touch locations and additional hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the buildings, including at every entrance.
  • Audio wands are currently not available for visitor use. Visitors are encouraged to download the Kimbell app on their personal device and bring headphones to experience audio tours of the permanent collection and special exhibition.
  • The parcel check is closed. No large bags or backpacks are allowed; however, soft-front baby carriers and strollers are permitted.

Visitors are encouraged to purchase exhibition tickets online; tickets may also be purchased on-site. Members may bypass the ticket line and show their member ID card to enter the special exhibition. Admission to the permanent collection is always free.

In accordance with state and local guidelines, capacity in the galleries is limited to 50% to allow for appropriate social distancing.

In the first phase of reopening, the Buffet and the Café will be temporarily closed. Drinking fountains are not available, but bottled water will be available for purchase.

The special assistance vehicle that transports visitors between the Kimbell’s two buildings is temporarily suspended. Handicapped parking is available in the Piano garage with elevator access to the special exhibition.

Current Exhibits at the Kimbell

For more information about visiting the museum during this time i: kimbellart.org/visit

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will reopen to public visitors on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, with new safety protocols in place. The Museum will be following the recommended guidelines of the CDC and state and local government officials.

Current Exhibits at The Modern

All in-person education programs, including docent-led tours, have been suspended until further notice. And group numbers for self-guided tours will be limited. The Magnolia at the Modern film series will not resume at this time, but hopeefully screenings will resume later this summer.

The Café Modern will resume lunch service on Wednesday, July 1. Plans for Friday night dinner service will be announced soon.

Visitor guidelines for the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

All visitors must wear a face mask or cloth face covering for entry to the museum. Parents and/or accompanying adults may use discretion with masks for children over the age of 2.

Please do not come into the building if you are experiencing any symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as cough, shortness of breath, or fever.

Please practice social distancing and follow any instructions from museum staff. Parties should remain together; children must stay with adults at all times.

Touchless hand sanitizer dispensers located in all restrooms and the freestanding dispensers located throughout the building.

 General museum visiting guidelines can be found on the website, www.themodern.org/visit/visiting-guidelines.