UVA students in the Kluge-Ruhe galleries.


Thank you for your patience and support as Kluge-Ruhe closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We are excited to have reopened and we remain dedicated to providing you with a safe visitor experience. Below is a list of frequently asked questions that will help you make decisions about visiting Kluge-Ruhe.

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When will Kluge-Ruhe reopen?

Are there different days/hours of operation?

Will you be open over the holidays?

Yes! This year, we’ll have expanded hours over the holidays. Over Thanksgiving, we’ll only be closed on Thanksgiving Day but will otherwise be open with regular hours. Over the Winter Holidays, we will be closed on December 24, December 25, December 31 and January 1, but will otherwise be open for regular hours. We will also be open on Monday, December 28 even though we are typically closed on Mondays. The reservation system is currently open for holiday reservations.

Will I have to wear a mask when visiting Kluge-Ruhe?

What precautions is the museum taking to ensure the well-being of visitors, employees and volunteers?

Is admission still free?

How do reservations work?

How often is Kluge-Ruhe cleaned and sanitized?

What exhibitions will be on view?

Can group tours be scheduled?

How are public classes, programs, events, performances, and tours affected?

Will the Kluge-Ruhe gift shop be open?

Will the Kluge-Ruhe Library be open?

What if I need special access?

Is there anything else I need to know?

We encourage you to continue to follow the precautions outlined by the Centers for Disease Control. You may also visit the Virginia Department of Health for information as it pertains to the Commonwealth of Virginia. In general, heed the advice of health professionals and stay home if you are sick.

If you have any questions or concerns about the museum’s operating status, contact kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu or call 434-244-0234.