Art Preserve Preview



Member-Only Days: January 6–10, 2021
Public: January 13–May 3, 2021

Beginning January 6, 2021, the new home of the JMKAC collection of artist-built environments will open its doors for visitors to experience both completed and in-progress installations of works. Visitors are also encouraged to give feedback as we fine-tune the presentation of information about the works of art.

During the preview period, which runs until May 3, 2021, Arts Center staff will continue to do the work of installing art. It is a rare opportunity for a behind-the-scenes experience and to learn about museum practices.

Completed installations include evocations of Nek Chand's Rock Garden of Chandigarh, Albert Zahn's Birds Park, and Emery Blagdon's "The Healing Machine."

January 6–10, 2021, are member-only days; January 13–May 3, 2021, the Art Preserve preview is open to all.

A grand opening celebration is planned for June 26, 2021.

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Admission is FREE

To ensure that you can enter the Art Preserve at the time of your choosing, please make a reservation. You can arrive any time during your one-hour reservation time slot. If you do not make a reservation, you will be admitted to the building in the next available time slot. Visitor capacity and hours have been reduced to allow for social distancing and increased cleaning of the building.

For the safety of our visitors and staff, wearing a mask is mandatory for entry into the Art Preserve.
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


JMKAC Art Preserve Visitor Pledge

When advance booking or checking in at the door, everyone will be asked to agree to the following behaviors.

Check Myself: If I am exhibiting any symptoms consistent with COVID-19, including an elevated temperature, I will stay home and come another day.
Wear a Mask: I wear a mask not for my safety, but for the safety of other visitors and JMKAC staff. Because they all are doing the same, they are keeping me safe.
Keep My Hands Clean: I will use hand sanitizer upon arrival and anytime I come into contact with any surfaces that I need to touch.
Keep a Safe Social Distance: I will mind the signs and keep 6 feet between me and other visitors and staff. Safe social distance is at least 2 adult arm lengths.
Go with the flow: I will follow the indicated direction of movement throughout the building so that I and my fellow visitors can maintain a safe distance from one another.
Be Kind: I will be respectful of my fellow visitors. I will follow the directions provided to me by the Arts Center, knowing that they are looking out for everyone's health and safety.
If you agree, please make a reservation by selecting your date of admission below, and choose the Art Preserve ticket package.


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