Closed for Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a commemoration of June 19, 1865, when in Galveston, Texas, Union soldiers first told enslaved Africans they were free, two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. For many, Juneteenth is memorialized with prayer, learning, and family celebrations.

This year, in recognition of the hard work and commitment of our teams working in the museum to help our visitors find personal meaning in art, we will be closing the museum on Saturday, June 19, 2021.