Gallery Updates

As we work to update the Museum’s galleries and install new exhibitions, from time to time, galleries may be closed temporarily for ongoing renovations or special events.

Works may also be taken off view for study or conservation. Use Collections Search to check the on-view status of your favorite artwork before you visit. Note that short-term artwork relocations or gallery closures are not reflected in Collections Search.


Select galleries are temporarily closed until further notice.

Art of Europe

This summer we’re modernizing a historic part of our building that first opened in 1915. The following Art of Europe galleries on Level 2 will close from time to time (current closures in bold):

  • Gallery 244, Dutch Specialties
  • Gallery 245
  • Gallery 246, Artists on the Move in 18th-Century Europe
  • Gallery 247, Creativity in Exile
  • Gallery 251
  • Gallery 252, Monet
  • Gallery 253, Plein Air
  • Gallery 254, Medieval Art
  • Gallery 254A, Catalonian Chapel

Art of Ancient Egypt, Nubia, and the Near East

Galleries 209, 209A, and 209B

Art of Ancient Greece and Rome

Galleries 210, 210A, and 216

Art of Asia

Galleries 178, 275, 278B, 278C, 279, and 280


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