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Hurricane Sandy Forces Closures for Museums, Theaters
Monday, October 29, 2012 - 11:55 AM
Hurricane Sandy has forced many cultural institutions in the tri-state region to close their doors Monday.
Major art museums in New York have closed their doors to the public on Monday, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. The Met said that it will stay closed on Tuesday and assess then whether to reopen on Wednesday. MoMA is normally closed on Tuesdays.
Other museums that closed on Monday include the Guggenheim Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of the City of New York and the New York Historical Society will be closed on Monday.
All Broadway shows that perform Mondays have cancelled their evening performances, as have all events at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and numerous smaller venues.
Many events on the New York social calendar have been impacted. New York Public Radio cancelled its annual gala slated for Monday night.
For a more detailed list of performance changes, please visit our concert cancellations page, which is continually updated.
Cultural institutions from Washington DC to Boston have also closed due to the storm, including the Smithsonian and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.