Your support means a lot to MMAA!

The Midwest Museum of American Art is an important cultural asset to the vibrant Elkhart Community and the region of Michiana. Your tax-deductible gift of any size allows the museum to continue its mission of American art education for the public while preserving its historically important collection. Place your name on the list of generous Donors & Members who have sustained MMAA for 40 years.

Membership

Members enjoy unlimited free admission, the MMAA newsletter, gift shop discount, private tours and invitations to previews and special events. By joining the museum your tax-deductible support of the museum enables us to help our visitors see, understand and enjoy the some of the best examples of 19th, 20th and 21st century American Art.

Gifts in Tribute

Gifts in Tribute are a way for you to honor someone dear to you. You can celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or any special occasion in your life. These gifts also allow you to express your sympathy and honor the memory of a loved one. When you make a gift in tribute, a personalized letter is sent to the individual or family you are honoring. We do not include the size of the gift you have given. We then list all gifts in our MMAA newsletter.

Contribute

Please consider making a gift to support our general operating budget, special exhibitions, and educational programs. Your generous donation is critical in providing access to exceptional art experiences for thousands of visitors annually. Help us insure that MMAA stays a vibrant community-based organization and a vital and enriching space for showcasing the work of local and national artists.

OPENING PROTOCOLS FOR THE MIDWEST MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

 Effective June 16, 2020

 In accordance with Executive Order 20-32 Back on Track Indiana: Stage 4, museums are permitted to open up to 50% capacity provided social distancing can be achieved and maintained. MMAA will re-open on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

THE FOLLOWING PROTOCOLS WILL BE OBSERVED:

Admission:        

$10 per adult visitor; $6 ages 8-12; $8 ages 13-18; $8 college students with ID

Hours of Operation:       

Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.   &  Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Masks

  • Visitors will be greeted by museum staff who will be wearing masks.
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask.
  • Masks are required for all gallery talks.
  • Masks can be purchased at the MMAA front desk prior to admission for $2 each. Supplies are limited.

Hand-Sanitizer

All visitors are required to use hand-sanitizer before entering the galleries.  The museum continues to follow the usual ‘No Touching Works of Art’ rule.

Social Distancing

Individual visitors will be asked to observe the 6 feet social distancing guidelines suggested by the CDC and the Indiana State Health Department. Signage is posted as a reminder.

Capacity

Only 35 visitors will be allowed admission to the museum at any time, including for Gallery Talks or Noon-Time-Talks.  Call in advance to check on entry status or ask at the front desk upon arrival.  A self-directed gallery guide is available for children to make their visit more interactive. Ask at the front desk. Family tours of same household are available.

Gallery Talks

Gallery Talks or Noon-Time-Talks each Thursday will be limited to 35 people on a first-come-first-serve basis. Doors will be locked at 12:15. No admittance to the museum by public will be allowed until the talk has concluded and the galleries emptied and sterilized.  The total numbers allowed for gallery talks will be modified as permitted under the Governor’s most recent executive order.

Group Tours are prohibited.  All group tours of any kind are prohibited including, family reunion group visits, class reunion groups, bus tours, nursing home tours, homeschool groups, daycare tours, and summer camps.

Other Policies

  • Wheelchairs, walkers, and other ambulatory devises are permitted.
  • No umbrellas, backpacks, large purses, food, drink, or smoking is allowed.
  • Restrooms are available only on the first floor of the museum.
  • All handrails, door handles, and restrooms will be sterilized frequently throughout the day.

All policies and procedures will be reviewed as needed. Consult the museum’s website at www.MidwestMuseum.US or the museum’s Facebook page or Instagram posts for updates.

 

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