(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – November 11, 2020 – The Miller Art Museum in downtown Sturgeon Bay announced today that it will transition operations to an appointment-only model beginning on Thursday, November 12, 2020, in an effort to mitigate the spread of the surging coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Door County. The announcement came ahead of Governor Tony Evers announcement of Executive Order #94 yesterday and after the decision was made by the Door County Board of Supervisors to restrict access to County buildings and facilities in their Tuesday, November 10 meeting. The restrictions will be in place through the New Year or Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Appointment only hours web banner“With the spike in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks across the State and in our community here in Door County, these new restrictions put in place by the County are precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our community and to help mitigate the virus’ spread,” says Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead, executive director. “The cultural sector has been greatly affected by the onset and changing circumstances of COVID-19 and we will continue to work to the best of our ability to ensure access to the museum despite the restrictions.”

Visitors are encouraged to call the Miller Art Museum office at (920) 746-0707 to schedule an appointment for their visit. On view through Saturday, December 26 is Winter's Spring: An Ältere Garten by Leslie Iwai, which features nearly 30 works by Wisconsin installation artist Leslie Iwai and explores the connection between elders and youth with vibrant colors and sculptural creations, which unfold a joyful, metaphoric garden. To coincide with Winter’s Spring, the second floor Ruth Morton Mezzanine features botanical and aviary drawings and paintings from the permanent collection as an extension of Iwai’s garden. The museum will continue to provide programming virtually.

 New information and updates, when available, will be posted to www.millerartmuseum.org and the Museum’s social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For questions, please contact the Museum’s administrative office, which remains open by appointment only, at (920) 746-0707 or email .

About the Miller Art Museum The Miller Art Museum is Door County’s year-round center for exhibition, education and creative enrichment in the visual arts and the Peninsula’s only fine art museum, housing a dynamic permanent collection of 20th c. Wisconsin art. The Museum’s main gallery features regularly changing exhibitions, embracing a wide range of subjects and media, both historic and contemporary; the second floor Gerhard CF Miller wing surveys the extraordinary life and work of celebrated dean of Door County artists Gerhard CF Miller, the Museum’s namesake, along with a rotating selection of works from the permanent collection. Visit the Museum Store to browse a diverse selection of books, artisan crafts, paper goods and unique gifts.

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