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List of Cultural Events Cancelled Because of Coronavirus

Posted on March 11, 2020 - By Sandrine Hermand-Grisel
List of Cultural Events Cancelled Because of Coronavirus
List of Cultural Events Cancelled Because of Coronavirus
The World Health Organization declared coronavirus (covid 19) a pandemic. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said We are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity - and by the alarming levels of inaction.

While the number of known cases are on the rise, cultural events are cancelled worldwide to prevent the spreading of the virus. Here is a list of museums, galleries, festivals, lectures, courses... that were cancelled or postponed. They are listed by country.

We will try to update the list on a daily basis. In the meantime stay safe.

List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak by Creative Capital
The Bass, Miami Beach
Friday, March 13: 10:30 - 11:30 AM, Bass Babies: Our Faces
Saturday, March 14: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Art For Kids: Oil Pastel Painting
Saturday, March 14: 1:30 - 4 PM, Teen Art Class: Expressive Drawing
Wednesday, March 18: 10:30 - 11:30 AM, Bass Babies: Scribble Time
Friday, March 20: 10:30 - 11:30 AM, Bass Babies: Scribble Time
Monday, March 23 - Friday, March 27, Spring Art Camps
Friday, March 13: 2:30 - 5 PM, Benefactor+ Member Visit to The Bunker Artspace
Sunday, March 15: 10 - 11:30 AM, Breakfast at The Bass: Lara Favaretto, Blind Spot
The Bass Website

South by Southwest, Texas
They are exploring options to reschedule the event and are working to provide a virtual SXSW online experience as soon as possible for 2020 participants.
South by Southwest Website

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, California
Coachella will now take place on October 9, 10 and 11 and October 16, 17 and 18, 2020. Stagecoach will take place on October 23, 24 and 25, 2020.
Coachella Website

L.A. Art Book Fair
Fair cancelled. Will return in 2021
L.A. Art Book Fair

Paris Photo New York
Organizers tell exhibitors and collectors to stay tuned for further dates.
Paris Photo New York

The National Association of Broadcasters Show, Las Vegas
They are currently considering a number of potential alternatives to create the best possible experience for our community
The National Association of Broadcasters Show

Center for Photographic Art, Carmel
The Gallery is open but March events are postponed
March 19: CPA Members’ Night: Brian Taylor, On My Mind
March 28: CPA Gallery Talk and Book Signing: Janet Delaney, Public Matters
Center for Photographic Art Website

Fotofest, Houston
Session 3 has been cancelled

Weston Gallery, Carmel
Book signing with Jeffrey Becom canceled

Magnum Foundation
All events cancelled until the end of March
Magnum Foundation

The Photoville FENCE
They have decided to take precautionary measures and postpone our schedule of events including: The Photoville FENCE Walking Tours in Seattle and Atlanta as well as our Spring 2020 Educators Lab.
United Photo Industries

The Shed, New York
The Shed is suspending its exhibitions and performances effective today, March 12, at 6 pm through March 30
The Shed

Closed: Museum of the City of New York
Howard Greenberg Gallery
Cincinnati Art Museum
Contemporary Arts Center
Taft Museum of Art
Medium Photo Lectures, postponed to tall
SF Camerawork
MOCP closed until April 9
Bronx Documentary Center
Pier 24, SF until April 3
Marfa Invitational, postponed until August
Metropolitan Museum, New York
836M, San Francisco
Kayne Griffin Corcoran
M+B Gallery by appointment only
Altman Siegel
Filter Photo all public programming cancelled, Filter Photo Annual Benefit postponed
The Broad, Los Angeles
Minnesota Street Project
Lucie Foundation
Peter Fetterman Gallery
Pictura Gallery by appointment only
Center for Contemporary Arts
Joseph Bellows Gallery
Center for Photographic Art
Colorado Photographic Arts Center
Weston Gallery
All Sotherby's, Christies and Phillips Auctions
National Gallery

Frieze New York
Frieze New York

Art Basel Hong Kong 2020
The next edition of Art Basel Hong Kong will take place on March 25-27, 2021. You can see works online
Art Basel Website

Art Central Fair, Hong Kong
Art Central has cancelled its upcoming edition previously scheduled for 18–22 March 2020.
Art Central Website

The Palace Museum, Beijing
The museum is closed indefinitely.
The Palace Museum Website

The National Art Museum of China, Beijing
Guangdong Art Museum,Guangzhou
Union Art Museum, Wuhan
The He Art Museum, Foshan, in Guangdong Province, postponed its opening

Reopened: Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum Project in Shanghai

The Netherlands
The European Fine Art Fair, Maastricht
TEFAF, closed four days early after a dealer tests positive for Coronavirus.
TEFAF Website

World Press Photo 2020 Photo Contest Award Show + Festival
The World Press Photo Foundation has announced it is canceling its awards show and festival, originally planned to take place in Amsterdam from April 16–18, due to COVID-19 (the coronavirus).
World Press Photo

United Kingdom
The London Book Fair
The fair was cancelled. The next edition of The London Book Fair will take place on March 9-11, 2021.
The London Book Fair Website

The Tate Gallery
The National Gallery

Photo London
Postponed to the fall
Photo London

MIA Photo Fair, Milano
MIA Photo Fair, scheduled March 19-22, 2020, will be postponed to forthcoming dates which will be communicated shortly.
MIA Photo Fair

The Leonardo da Vinci Museum, Florence
Closed until further notice.
Leonardo da Vinci Museum

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Palazzo Grassi, Venice
Fondazione Prada, Milan
Castello di Rivoli, Turin until April 3, 2020
Duomo di Milano, only the prayer area is open
Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome

Biennale Architettura 2020
Postponed to August 29 - November 29, 2020
Biennale Architettura 2020 Website

All museums and art galleries are now closed

The Louvre, Paris
Only visitors with pre-booked e-tickets will be guaranteed entry.
The Louvre Website

Musee d'Orsay
Salon du Dessin
Foire de Chatou
Les Rencontres du 9e art d’Aix-en-Provence
Le Centre Pompidou-Metz
Le Salon Drawing Now
Le salon Art Shopping
Art Paris 2020 postopned to 28 - 31 May, 2020
Art up! Lille postponed 25-28 June 2020

The Tokyo National Museum, Osaka
Closed until March 16, 2020
The Tokyo National Museum Website
The Kyoto National Museum
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo The Kyushu National Museum, Dazaifu
Tokyo’s National Museum of Western Art
The Ghibli Museum, Mitaka
as well as Dineyland, Universal Studios, Legoland and Sanrio Puroland

South Korea
National Museum of Korea
Leeum Samsung Museum of Art
Gyeongbokgung Palace
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

The Prado
Starting March 12, 2020 until further notice
The Prado Website
The Reina Sofia

Museums closed:
The Albertina
Kunst Historisches Museum Wien
Kunst Haus Wien
Leopold Museum

United Arab Emirates
Art Dubai Art Fair
Art Dubai Website
Sharjah Art Foundation: March Meeting 2020 postponed
Jameel Arts Centre: Public events cancelled, museum open
La foire Art Cologne
Art Brussels
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