CHICAGO – The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA) in Chicago announced on January 29 the reopening of the museum to the public, amid the shutdown of businesses in Chicago due to the pandemic. Face masks are required to enter, and masks are available for purchase at the UIMA. The museum is open – Wednesday to Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. – with a limited capacity, no reservations required. However, for parties of five or more visitors are asked to call ahead of their visit.
Additional COVID-19 policies include the following: visitors are asked to refrain from coming to the museum if they are symptomatic or have been in contact with someone who has contracted the virus; masks must be worn at all times, kept clean and dry, covering the mouth and nose; visitors are asked to maintain distancing of at least six feet between people; and when visiting the galleries, human traffic patterns will be directed in a clockwise pattern from the west gallery to the east gallery.
A docent-led tour is included with the price of admission; however, all tours are by appointment only and need to be booked in advance. For tour groups with less than 10 people, private tour rates apply. To book an appointment, send an e-mail to: email@example.com.
The UIMA is dependent on donations and community support to preserve and display its internationally renowned permanent collection and to offer exciting exhibitions and other events for the benefit of the Chicago-area community. Readers can make a donation, purchase a membership or learn about other ways of supporting the UIMA by visiting their website, www.uima-chicago.org.