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The Associated Press

BOSTON — The Museum of Fine Arts, one of Boston's most popular attractions, plans to reopen at the end of September after being closed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic, museum management said in a statement Wednesday.

The Sept. 26 reopening will initially include just the Art of the Americas Wing and two special exhibitions, "Black Histories, Black Futures" and "Women Take the Floor."

Capacity will be reduced, and all visitors will be required to purchase advance, timed-entry tickets either online or by phone. No tickets will be sold onsite.

Visitors must wear face coverings and undergo a health survey upon arrival. The museum has enhanced its air circulation system, placed hand sanitizer around the galleries and installed signs to encourage one-way foot traffic.

"Museums play a crucial role in providing spaces for reflection, solace and inspiration. We're grateful to welcome Bostonians back to their MFA and bring a shared experience of art into the lives of many once again," museum Director Matthew Teitelbaum said in a statement.

The museum also plans to open three new exhibits in October and November that had originally been scheduled to open in the spring.


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