BCM is Now Closed Until April 7
Behringer-Crawford Museum will be closed Saturday, March 14 to Tuesday, April 7 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
BCM joins other local cultural institutions that have closed their doors as a result of concerns about the risk to the public for exposure to the coronavirus.
Laurie Risch, BCM’s executive director, said the decision to close was made to ensure the well-being of the museum’s guests, employees and volunteers. “We are making every effort to make sure that BCM is a safe place to work and visit,” Risch said. “We recently closed the museum for several weeks to conduct a thorough cleaning and are continuing to sanitize surfaces throughout the museum on an ongoing basis, including entryways, restrooms, elevators, furniture, doorknobs, exhibit buttons and touchable artifacts. This way, when we reopen, we can be sure BCM is a safe, healthy, environment for everyone.”
All museum events and activities will be canceled during the closure. BCM’s 2020 Two-Headed Calf Awards event, scheduled for Thursday, April 9 at Northern Kentucky University's Votruba Student Union Ballroom, has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a future date. In addition, BCM’s Sonny & Cher karaoke contest, set for Friday, April 3, has been canceled.
“This is not a decision we made lightly,” Risch said. “Every week, BCM touches many lives through our educational, cultural and entertainment programs. But we care too much about our visitors and staff to put them at risk. We look forward to returning to our normal schedule and greeting old friends and welcoming new guests when this crisis is over.”
For up-to-date information on BCM’s reopening and future activities, people are encouraged to watch social media and check the museum’s website, www.bcmuseum.org.