Installation view of New to the Collection at Carnegie Museum of Art, photo: Bryan Conley

Your Health & Safety

Masks are currently optional for visitors to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. We will continue to monitor the pandemic and respond to expert guidance, and we stand ready to adjust our policy should that prove necessary.

Masks are available on-site if you request one. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms, or have been exposed to COVID-19, we ask that you please stay home and we invite you to explore our virtual offerings.

If you or a family member have not been vaccinated, please consider taking this important step to protect yourselves and others around you.

Please note: Carnegie Museums reserves the right to require that visitors who do not follow posted safety guidelines or instructions from our staff leave the premises. Please see our Visitor Conduct Policy for more information.

  Air Quality

Carnegie Museum of Art has always been concerned about the air quality in our galleries for guest comfort and the care of our collections and exhibits. We regularly monitor our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems to ensure our facility is an environment you can trust. Additional measures include:

  • Increasing the amount of outdoor air introduced into all non-collection areas by 15%, further improving ventilation throughout the building
  • Equipping all air-handling units with filters and pre-filters that exceed the minimum efficiency reporting values (MERV) recommended by ASHRAE*
  • Disinfecting air-handling units once a week using one of two viricides from the EPA’s List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2
  • Cleaning high-touch surfaces including elevators, bathrooms, and handrails every two hours and disinfecting them daily