Last Updated: April 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We are in communication with our partners, state and local officials, and health authorities as we collectively assess all developments related to COVID-19.

As a precautionary measure, and based on guidance that advises on how we can best protect our community from the spread of COVID-19, the following changes have been made:

The Museum will be closed until further notice. While we don't have any confirmed cases connected to The Museum, we believe that we must do all that we can to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our guests and staff, which at this time calls for us to minimize gatherings while maintaining the cleanest environment possible. We look forward to soon announcing when we'll be able to welcome visitors to The Museum and opening our 2020 Special Exhibit: Lights, Color, Fashion. Follow along on social media as we share content from the exhibits, talks with the curators, and more. 

The following events have been postponed and if possible rescheduled:

This is a rapidly changing matter that requires frequent evaluation, assessment, and adaptation by all involved, and at all times we will heed the guidance of national and local officials and health authorities. Our commitment to the health, safety and security of everyone within our organization, or visits our site is our one and only priority. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate any updates as they evolve.

Stay calm, kind, and creative.

While circumstances have separated many, we almost feel more connected than ever.  Explore the ways you can stay creative and connected during these times of uncertainty, then share with us what you've made on social by using #BWatHome


  • Are refunds available for tickets purchased if an event is postponed or cancelled?

    In the event of a postponement or cancellation we will communicate with and update ticket buyers on a case by case basis. We thank you for your patience and positivity.

  • What adjustments have been made?

    Stringent protocols have been put into place throughout our offices and buildings to fight the spread of viruses.  These include adding additional alcohol-based hand sanitizer stations, in both public and non-public areas; increased frequency in cleaning and disinfecting of high traffic areas of all buildings, offices, public spaces, etc.; increased signage outlining advisable precautions (e.g., handwashing); ensuring soap and paper product are stocked in restrooms; suspended non-essential company travel; and advising staff who are experiencing symptoms or may have come in contact with the virus to immediately seek medical attention and stay home.

  • Where can I find out more about the coronavirus?

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a wealth of information available about the latest on the coronavirus. Visit