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Quite a Few East Coast Museums and Galleries Are Closed Because of the Snow

Horace PIppin, Abe Lincoln, the Good Samaritan, 1943.COURTESY THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS

Horace Pippin, Abe Lincoln, the Good Samaritan, 1943.

COURTESY THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS

Museums and galleries throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England are closed today because of the snowstorm that is passing through the area, so if you are planning to go look at art, it is probably best to call ahead.

Among the institutions closing their doors are the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art (and its Cloisters branch) in New York; the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; the RISD Museum, in Providence, Rhode Island; and New Jersey’s Newark Art Museum. Many galleries in New York’s Chelsea art district are between shows right now, but those that have exhibitions up all seem to be closed.

Zach Feuer Gallery's Instagram announcement that it would be closed today. Calls to Manhattan's lone Dairy Queen, on West 14th Street, went unanswered.

Zach Feuer Gallery’s Instagram announcement that it would be closed today. Calls to Manhattan’s lone Dairy Queen, on West 14th Street, went unanswered.

If you happen to come across a museum or gallery in the snow-covered region that is actually open, please share that in the comments section below. With mass transit coming back to life across the area, a snow-day art excursion may be possible.

If you’re planning to stay indoors, the catalogues raisonnés of Paul Cézanne and Morris Louis are both available online and viewable from the comfort of your home.

Stay warm.

Update, 4 p.m.: The Met and a number of other museums have announced that they will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, January 28, but it’s still probably a good idea to check with your local museum before heading over.

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