This weekend marks the reopening of two of the Berkshires treasured museums following in the footsteps of the Norman Rockwell Museum that opened last week. Mass MoCA, Norman Rockwell Museum and The Clark Art Institute were forced to shutdown at the beginning stages of the pandemic.

In a article posted to Pittsfield.com, Mass MoCA will reopen this Saturday, July 11th…the Clark Art Institute will reopen its doors on Sunday the 12th.

The Pittsfield.com article printed the joint statement made by the directors of the three museums — Laurie Norton Moffatt from Norman Rockwell Museum, Olivier Meslay from the Clark Art Institute and Joseph Thompson from Mass MoCA — wrote: "We are delighted to be able to reopen our doors and to welcome back our friends, neighbors, and new visitors. We strongly believe in the restorative power of art and cannot wait to share our galleries and grounds with our guests. We are committed to providing the safest experiences possible and have been working hard to ensure that our visitors will be comfortable in returning under new norms. Our visitors will be our partners in the shared responsibility to follow best practices to protect one another."

Of course like with all public establishments the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the Massachusetts Reopening Task Force will be in place.  That includes masks must be worn at all times and social distancing must be practiced throughout the museums.  Hand sanitizing stations are set up to provide protection to visitors.

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