VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are an essential part of our staff at the Midwest Museum of American Art. They host member events and concerts, participate in children’s programs, and provide administrative support to staff—and that’s just a sampling of the services they provide. We offer flexible scheduling, complimentary admission to Museum events, Museum Store discounts, and an inspirational work environment.

Questions? Contact the museum by email at info@midwestmuseum.us or phone 574-293-6660.

DOCENTS

Docents are volunteers who provide important contact with the public through guided tours of the museum’s Permanent Collection and temporary exhibits. Docents also provide informal discussions with museum visitors during the weekend hours of operations especially on Free Family Sundays throughout the year. Docents are highly appreciated for their dedication and in special instances may be called upon to perform other duties and provide administrative support to the Museum Staff.

No art background is required and training is provided. Curiosity is an important Docent trait. We encourage your interest to learn and your enthusiasm to share information with the public. 

Questions? Contact the museum by email at info@midwestmuseum.us

 

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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