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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Shawnee's Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art announces reopening plans

The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City — Brandy McDonnell The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City

May 23-- May 23--SHAWNEE -- The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art will reopen June 2 and 3 for members only, then June 4 for the general public, following a more than two-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Admission to Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art will be free for the month of June thanks to the generosity of Walmart, according to a news release.

Temporarily, the museum will be only open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

"There will be several new aspects people will notice when they come back to the museum," said Director and Chief Curator Dane Pollei in a statement. "We have an enhanced and more frequent cleaning schedule, several hand sanitizer stations available, and will be limiting people in the galleries, all in an effort to make the museum as safe as possible. We are excited to be welcoming our community back to the museum."

The museum at first will be limiting admission to 10 visitors in the gallery at a time. Online reservations are recommended at

In addition to limiting visitors and having hand sanitizer stations, wearing masks is also recommended while visiting the museum.

A limited gift shop will be available during the museum's open hours, according to a news release.

The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is located on the OBU Green campus, 1900 W MacArthur St. in Shawnee. Go to or call the museum at (405) 878-5300 for more information.

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The museum is funded in part by the Avedis Foundation, Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, and Allied Arts.



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