The Huntington Museum of Art will offer free admission from Tuesday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, while some galleries are deinstalled in preparation for the Museum Ball Presented by Mountain Health Network at HMA on Feb. 25 from 6 to 11 p.m.
From Feb. 14-19, visitors to HMA can visit the C. Fred Edward Conservatory of tropical and subtropical plants; the Touma Near Eastern Gallery of art and artifacts; the Herman P. Dean Collection of Antique Firearms; and the Museum Store, which features work by regional artists and more. The Nature Trail System at HMA will remain open as well.
“We want our visitors to know that there will still be beautiful art, fascinating artifacts, and exotic plants to view the week of February 14 through 19,” said Raine Klover, HMA Director of Guest Services. “Because some galleries will be closed while we prepare for the Museum Ball, we wanted to offer free admission so that visitors can enjoy the Conservatory and the other spaces that will still be accessible.”
In addition, HMA will be closed to the public from Feb. 21 through Feb. 26, 2023, as the Museum is made ready for the Museum Ball Presented by Mountain Health Network on Feb. 25. The event decorations will be deinstalled on Feb. 26. HMA is regularly closed to the public on Mondays.
Also, there will be no Saturday KidsArt on Feb. 25 because of the Museum Ball. Saturday KidsArt is a weekly art activity designed for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Saturday KidsArt is free each week thanks to the generous support of Hoops Family Children’s Hospital.
The Museum Ball is a major fundraiser for the Huntington Museum of Art. Money raised by the Museum Ball goes toward general operating expenses. Guest tickets are $300 per person and are limited. For more information or to inquire about guest tickets, contact Jennifer Wheeler at (304) 529-2701, Ext. 306. No refunds.
HMA is fully accessible.
West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement.