Fine Arts Drive in front of the Museum is closed to vehicle traffic. Parking lots are open, and the garage is accessible from Government Drive. More info.

MUSEUM POLICIES


For the safety and preservation of the collection, the Museum asks that you follow these policies.

The Museum is committed to maintaining a safe and comfortable environment, both for our visitors and our collections. Please take a look at our guidelines to see how you can help protect and preserve our artworks and have a pleasant, respectful atmosphere in the Museum. For the safety and preservation of the collection, the Museum asks that you follow these policies.

Help us protect the art by not touching. Please leave drinks, umbrellas, and bags and backpacks larger than 11” x 17” at one of the free coat checks. Drinks must be in a spill-proof container. Food is not allowed in the Museum. Child carriers must be worn in the front or checked at the coat check; strollers are available free of charge. Anything larger than 11” x 17”, including signs, posters, and promotional materials must also be checked at a coat check. Large bags and backpacks are subject to search.

Remain behind the floor tape and stanchions, and stand at least 3 feet away from the artwork. Please do not touch the artwork.

Photography, sketching, and videotaping of the collection are allowed for personal use only. Flash photography, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, and all other supportive devices are not permitted. Flash-free photography is allowed in the Featured Exhibition.
Please note: photographs and videos taken of visitors may be used to publicize the Museum.

Museum visitors are welcome to sketch in the permanent collection galleries using dry media without easels any time during regular open hours; sketching is not allowed in the Special Exhibition Galleries; sketchers should ask staff to direct them to portable stools for use in the galleries.

Artists that require daily set-ups (painters and copyists using easels and/or working in wet media, sculptors working in water-soluble clay or polymer clay, etc.) require prior submission of the Copyist Form. Once paperwork is approved, copyists may set up and work 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Tuesday through Sunday with the exception of 10:00 am – 8:30pm on Fridays, under the conditions outlined in the form.

Weapons are not permitted in the Museum.

The Museum campus is smoke-free.

Silence all cell phones while in the galleries.

Food and drink are not permitted in the galleries.

Vapor or e-Cigarettes are not allowed inside the Museum

View our privacy policy.

View our terms and conditions of use.

View our photography policy.

View our camera crew policy.

View our kirpan policy.