Berkshire Museum, Mass MoCA shut doors during outbreak

The Berkshire Museum, left, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art have joined the legions of other institutions worldwide by closing as a precautionary measure during the coronavirus outbreak.

PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Museum and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art have joined legions of other institutions worldwide by closing as a precautionary measure during the coronavirus outbreak.

The Berkshire Museum will close its doors for two weeks effective today through March 29, said museum spokeswoman Kimberly Donoughe in a statement issued Friday. Museum staff will monitor the pandemic and decide whether opening earlier or later is prudent.

Similarly, Mass MoCA made an announcement Saturday that the modern art museum will close its doors Sunday through March 31, according to a statement from David Rees, the museum's deputy director. The campus will be open for staff and tenants, but will be closed the public. It will also enhance disinfectant protocols throughout the campus.

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