Welcoming visitors to Henry Art Gallery. Photo credit: Jonathan Vanderweit
Need help or have a question? Look for our Visitor Experience Representatives wearing green lanyards. They are here to welcome you into the museum, help you navigate the exhibitions, and to keep you and the art safe.
Protecting the Art
Please maintain a safe distance, move slowly, and refrain from touching, leaning, or brushing up against works of art. The artworks are more fragile than they may appear and oils from skin can greatly damage them. If you are with young children, please hold their hands or stay close to help them have a safe experience.
Check Your Items
Complimentary lockers and a coat rack are located in the lobby. To protect the artworks on display, we ask visitors check the following items:
Food and drink (including water bottles)*
All other bags or items exceeding 11x15x5 inches
If your bag contains medical supplies or necessary care items (such as diapers, bottles, etc), please let the VERs know. They will affix a small, green tag to your bag so you may keep it with you in the galleries.
*There are water fountains on every level of the museum or visit our cafe on the mezzanine!
To ensure maneuverability, we suggest leaving large strollers at home and bringing an umbrella stroller or carrier. If you need to store your stroller during your visit, please ask a VER at the front desk and they will help you. Please note that strollers may be prohibited from entering certain exhibition spaces due to the layout, composition, or material of the work.
Sketching & Photos
Drawing and taking notes in the galleries is encouraged – but you’ll need a pencil. Pens and wet media are not allowed in the galleries because they could permanently damage artworks and facilities. Ask a VER if you need to borrow a pencil or clipboard.
Feel free to take photos in the galleries (no flash photography, please– it's damaging to the art) for your personal, non-commercial use. Want to share your visit? Tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: #attheHenry. At times, photography will not be allowed and a notice will be posted.