COVID-19 Updates

Updated 1/7/2022: Visitor Code of Conduct

Interior view of visitors in the galleries wearing masks

Due to recent developments with COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, we are sharing information about changes to our policies and revising our Visitor Code of Conduct. We want all WAM visitors to have a safe, respectful, and enjoyable museum experience, and we are adjusting our COVID-19 procedures in light of new requirements from the City of Wichita. These changes are effective today (1/7/2022):

  • All museum visitors, City contractors and museum staff, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask within City of Wichita facilities, including the Wichita Art Museum.
  • Social distancing of six (6) feet or more will still be encouraged while inside the museum.
  • Certain safety protocols remain in place at WAM, including the availability of hand sanitizer to visitors and continued cleaning and sanitation of high-contact places, including door handles and stair railings.

 WAM encourages all museum visitors to be vigilant in seeking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 wherever possible, and we urge every visitor who hasn’t yet received the COVID-19 vaccine to do so.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate this global pandemic. This is a key transition chapter in a longer historic moment.