- Collegian staff
Hallie Ford museum to close starting Nov. 18
Updated: Nov 16, 2020
Update: According to a new email from the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, the closure has been moved up to start today, Nov. 13.
According to a press release sent out Nov. 13, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art will be closed starting Nov. 18 and is expected to reopen on Dec. 2 at the earliest, in response to the latest state mandates regarding COVID-19. Until then the museum will be open Saturday and Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Sunday and Monday. However, regarding this Saturday, the museum notes in the release that, “visitors should be aware that a rally is planned to take place at the Oregon State Capitol and may impact the museum's hours of operation.”
The exhibition “Northwest Public Art of the 1930s” was supposed to run at the Hallie Ford from Nov. 28-March 27, but has now been postponed. Regarding this exhibit and others being closed, the release cites Museum Director John Olbrantz as saying, “As we move forward through these difficult times, my staff and I look forward to sharing our permanent collection and other special exhibitions with you in a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment and I remain hopeful that these new measures will give us the much needed opportunity to control the number of cases and ensure the safety of all."