A Note from Executive Director Greg Vadney on Rahr-West Art Museum’s Re-Opening

The Rahr-West Art Museum strives to be a welcoming place for all. Over the past two months, our mandatory closure due to coronavirus challanged that commitment. We’re very pleased that the City of Manitowoc allows us to re-open beginning June 2, 2020. We are taking steps to ensure that you can enjoy the Rahr-West Art Museum safely and comfortably. To do so, we are establishing a single-direction circuit throughout each gallery which will encourage distancing and one-way traffic flow, while still giving you freedom to view our artwork. We will be holding galleries to strict maximum occupancy, though our sprawling gallery spaces allow for large occupancy numbers even when six foot distancing parameters are considered. We strongly encourage that you wear a mask in the museum in order to further promote a safe and healthy public environment. One-time-use masks will be available for visitors. Major events, rentals and classes are postponed until further notice, but by re-opening to general museum visitors we are able to share our major summer exhibitions with you this June, including our Ron Stokes Retrospective, InCourage’s powerful ’What She Was Wearing’ exhibit, and contemporary art installations on loan through the Art Bridges program. We look forward to welcoming all of you back to the Rahr-West.

Tuesday - Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Rahr-West Art Museum is a City of Manitowoc facility. We are an admission free museum. Donations are gratefully accepted.
We offer private tours for school groups, bus tours, scout troops, and other organizations seven days a week by appointment. To set up a museum tour, please contact the museum at (920) 686-3090 or

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