Museum Guidelines

To keep the artwork safe, so all may enjoy it, we ask that Museum guests follow these guidelines:

  • Please do not touch. While your touch may seem harmless, touching works of art will damage the surface over time. Please help us preserve the art for future generations.  We ask that guests stay six inches back from the surface of the art work.
  • Guests are welcome to wear coats, but not to carry them, in the galleries. This is to prevent accidental damage to works of art.
  • Please check oversize items (larger than 8” x 15” x 18”).  For example, we ask that you check baby carriers with metal supports, backpacks, large bags and umbrellas in the coat room.
  • We welcome children to the Museum.  For the safety of the children and the artwork please hold young children by the hand.  Strollers are available for your use in our coat room.
  • Food or drink is not permitted in the Museum.
  • Smoking is not permitted.
  • Guests are welcome to use cell phones in areas outside of the galleries but not in the galleries themselves.
  • For the safety of other guests and the collections we do not allow running or unruly behavior.
  • Photography and filming of the Museum’s permanent collection are permitted for personal use. Tripods, additional lighting, and photography for professional and commercial use are not permitted unless a pass has been obtained from the information desk.  Objects that may not be photographed or filmed are labeled.
  • Sketching is permitted.  Adults may use graphite, colored pencils, conté crayons and or non-loading pens. Children accompanied by adults may use pencils and colored pencils. Drawing boards up to 24” x 36” are permitted in the galleries. You may bring your own board or may borrow one from our information desk.
  • Our Museum guards patrol throughout the Museum to assist guests, answer questions, and – of course – protect our priceless works of art.