Health & Safety

The Briscoe Western Art Museum and Jack Guenther Pavilion understand it is important that masks be worn in public spaces until there is greater access to the COVID-19 vaccine. For the safety of our staff, members and guests, the Briscoe will still require all staff and vendors to wear masks while on campus, and request that all event attendees wear a mask, continue to practice safe social distancing, and follow other public health measures.

Please note the following procedures when visiting the museum:

Masks, Sanitizers and Cleaning

  • All visitors will be required to wear face coverings upon arrival to the museum.
  • Additional hand sanitizer stations have been placed throughout the museum.
  • All museum staff will wear masks onsite.
  • Museum staff will be continually monitoring and cleaning all public areas, including handrails, doorknobs, elevators, bathrooms.

Safe Admission Purchases

  • The museum’s visitor admissions desk will feature plexiglass shields to protect staff and visitors.
  • Tickets may be purchased in advance online to limit in person interaction.

Closed Interactive Displays

Following the guidelines, all interactive media and displays will remain closed, including the museum’s touchscreens and audio devices. The museum’s theater will have limited seating and signage limiting viewing to one family at a time.

The McNutt Sculpture Garden

The museum’s beautiful outdoor courtyard featuring bronze sculptures depicting iconic figures of the American West will be open for guests to enjoy. Cleaning protocols have been implemented to ensure guest safety.

The Jack Guenther Pavilion

The Jack Guenther Pavilion is now booking new events and working with clients to ensure the event complies with the local and state orders. Event planners and may schedule a private tour for future event planning by contacting the Jack Guenther Pavilion sales team here.

The Briscoe San Antonio Library Portal

The San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) portal at the Briscoe is currently closed. Visit the SAPL website here to learn more about reopening.

For museum hours and admission, click here.

About our Air Filtration System:
We have mer 8 that’s 70% of E3 (3.0-10.0 µm) particles and 20% of E2 (1.0-3.0 µm) particles. This means that 81.5% of dust particles fed into the filter were successfully filtered out of the air.

We also have UV air purifiers are designed to use short-wave ultraviolet light (UV-C light) to inactivate airborne pathogens and microorganisms like mold, bacteria and viruses that’s all I would add thanks

In the News:
Hyperallergic : Museums Are Safer Than Any Other Indoor Activity, COVID-19 Study Says

Updated 3.10.2021