Health & Safety

McNay Response to COVID-19

May 28 Update:

The McNay Art Museum and grounds will reopen with regular hours of operation on Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25 for McNay Members and on Friday, June 26 for all visitors.

Please note: On Thursday, June 25, the McNay will close at 6 p.m. H-E-B Free Thursday Night extended hours (4 to 9 p.m.) will resume Thursday, July 2.

Because the health and safety of our visitors and staff is our highest priority, the McNay will implement the following procedures upon reopening:

  • Limited capacity of 25 percent
  • Masks required for staff and all visitors 2 years and older
  • Increased sanitation of all areas including high-touch points
  • Additional hand sanitizer available for visitor convenience
  • Optional contactless online ticketing available at
  • Plexiglass safety barriers installed at Front Desk and Museum Store
  • Physical distancing will be practiced in the galleries and throughout the Museum, including both public and back-of-house areas. Additional signage will be added to provide guidance.

Exhibitions on view have been extended for our community to enjoy:

All programming and special events (including weddings and event rentals) have been postponed through July 31, 2020. Ongoing event updates will be available at

We welcome our community to enjoy the Museum’s ongoing digital workshops, activities, lectures, and more at

April 27 Update:

For the past 66 years, the McNay has been a safe place for our community to experience beauty, solace, healing, and transformation through art. Now more than ever, art museums around the world will play an integral role in the recovery of our communities from these unprecedented times. Although museums have been given permission to open beginning Friday as part of Phase 1 of the state’s reopening plan, the McNay and grounds will continue to remain temporarily closed at this time out of an abundance of caution and care for our visitors and staff.

McNay leadership is formulating and evaluating various reopening scenarios, taking into account external federal, state, and local recommendations as well as guidance from our internal reopening task force. This internal task force has established a set of measures that will help ensure a safe reopening, including but not limited to, identifying a sustained decline of new COVID-19 cases in the San Antonio and Bexar County region.

We will update our website and social media channels with a reopening date as soon as one is determined. We are grateful to the San Antonio community for their support and look forward to welcoming everyone back to the McNay very soon.

March 16 Update: 

Due to increasing health concerns, we are taking a precautionary measure to maximize social distancing and minimize the potential spread of COVID-19. Beginning today, March 16, at 5 PM, the Museum and grounds will temporarily close until further notice.

We are continuously monitoring the situation and paying close attention to updates and guidelines issued by health officials. Please check our website and social media channels for the latest updates, including our plans to reopen.

We look forward to welcoming our staff and visitors back to the Museum as soon as possible.

March 12 Update: 

Out of an abundance of caution and care for our entire community, the McNay’s public programs and events will be temporarily postponed until further notice.

If any further changes occur, updates will be shared here on our website and social media channels. We are grateful for your support and understanding as we keep the safety of our visitors and staff our top priority.

You can help by following the hygiene guidelines from Bexar County and be mindful that if you or anyone in your household is feeling sick, that you please consider a visit to the McNay at a future time. Please be sure to practice social distancing when visiting the Museum. For tips on preventing COVID-19 spread in communities, visit the CDC's website