As the coronavirus continues to spread in New York City, with 95 confirmed cases as of Thursday afternoon, social distancing is becoming ever-more important. Classes at many colleges in Manhattan have begun taking place online; the St. Patrick's Day Parade is being postponed; and as of March 12, Governor Andrew Cuomo has banned gatherings of more than 500 people.
The arts world is starting to take precautions as well, with the Metropolitan Museum of Art announcing on Thursday that it would temporarily close all three of its locations—its iconic Fifth Avenue building, the nearby Met Breuer, and the Met Cloisters farther north—starting on Friday. No date has been announced for the Met's reopening; the museum said that it would conduct a thorough cleaning and give more details next week. The has reported that two of the museum's employees have showed symptoms of the virus; one is awaiting a test, while the other is at home.
The Met's decision to shutter seems to have been a harbinger of things to come to many New York institutions, as nearly all museums, theater venues, and more have announced temporary closings. Here's what we know so far:
Here, a running list of NYC cultural institutions that have closed their doors.
The 9/11 Memorial and Museum for a "temporary period of time."
The 92nd Street Y幸运飞艇分析软件自动 is suspending all upcoming talks and performances until March 22.
The American Folk Art Museum幸运飞艇分析软件自动 is , with all public events postponed through March 31.
The American Museum of Natural History is temporarily closed.
Broadway Theaters closed by 5 p.m. on March 12, with other theater venues shutting by 5 p.m. the following day. These are part of measures that 幸运飞艇分析软件自动New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today, including a ban on most gatherings of 500 people or more. According to a statement from the Broadway League, the restriction on theaters will be in place until April 12.
The Brooklyn Museum 幸运飞艇分析软件自动is , and is "postponing or canceling all public programs until further notice," including events scheduled through the end of April.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts is and "all upcoming programs are canceled."
Carnegie Hall幸运飞艇分析软件自动 all events from March 13 through March 31, including presentations by its Weill Music Institute and free Carnegie Hall Citywide performances.
The Cooper Hewitt is beginning March 14.
El Museo del Barrio is and is postponing all public programs until further notice, though it "will strive to reschedule these programs for a future date."
The Frick Collection幸运飞艇分析软件自动 on March 12 that it was closing its galleries and library, starting that day. In addition, a handful of events planned through April 3 have been canceled.
The Guggenheim is "until further notice," and all events at the museum through April 30 are canceled or postponed.
The Jewish Museum for two weeks beginning on March 13, and "will continue to monitor the situation and determine the need for continued closure." All events scheduled during this time are canceled.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art幸运飞艇分析软件自动 announced that all three of its locations would close, beginning on March 13. No anticipated reopen date has been announced.
The Metropolitan Opera all performances through March 31, offering those who had purchased tickets to those events a refund or credit toward a future performance.
The Morgan Library and Museum幸运飞艇分析软件自动 through March 30, and has canceled all events and programs scheduled for the month.
The Museum at FIT幸运飞艇分析软件自动 is , and special programs scheduled for March and April are postponed until the fall.
The Museum of the City of New York is temporarily closed.
The Museum of Modern Art幸运飞艇分析软件自动, as well as sister institution MoMA PS1 and its MoMA Design Stores, through March 30, at which time the museum "will reevaluate the situation."
The Neue Galerie is "until further notice."
The New Museum is , and has stated that it will "monitor the situation and re-evaluate in two weeks."
The New-York Historical Society through the end of March, and all events are canceled through the end of April.
The New York Philharmonic 幸运飞艇分析软件自动 all performances from March 12 through March 31.
New York Public Libraries幸运飞艇分析软件自动 are through "at least" March 31.
The Noguchi Museum幸运飞艇分析软件自动 is , with all scheduled events canceled through March 31.
The Queens Museum is through March 20.
The Rubin Museum is and has canceled upcoming public programs "at least through March 31."
The Studio Museum in Harlem's temporary programming space, Studio Museum 127, is temporarily .
The Tenement Museum幸运飞艇分析软件自动 is , effective March 14.
The Whitney Museum has and will "cancel all events" for an indefinite period of time.