COVID-19 Outbreak Causing Major Disruption to the Art & Antiques World

Outbreak of COVID-19 Virus Disrupting the Art and Antiques Worlds

The outbreak of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is causing numerous closures, cancellations and postponements across the world. The latest to be affected are the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (above), Artexpo New York and the Chelsea Antiques Fair.

It has been announced that the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao will be closing temporarily.

Visitors to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

The closure follows recommendations issued by health authorities and the directions of the Basque Government and the Provincial Council of Biscay. The Museum will temporarily close to visitors effective March 14 until further notice as a way to contribute to containing the spread of COVID-19.

While the Museum is closed to visitors, staff members continue working internally in order to accompany the public in these challenging times, increasing the content about the art program and offering it through our web and social media.

Redwood Media Group’s Artexpo New York is being postponed due to the health issues arising from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Artexpo New York has been postponed

Artexpo New York was scheduled to take place at Pier 94 in Manhattan during April. With the growing health concerns together with advice from local authorities, the show will be rescheduled to a date later this year. October 1st-4th is the new suggested dates at the same location, Pier 94 in Manhattan. However, there is no final confirmation of this.

“Due to the current events surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and our concern for the health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees, staff and volunteers, we have decided to postpone Artexpo New York to October,” said Eric Smith, CEO and owner of Redwood Media Group. “Health and safety are our top priority, and we have adhered to the advice of local authorities. We look forward to welcoming everyone to our 42nd year of the show in the Fall.”

Tickets that have already been purchased to attend Artexpo New York will be honoured for the new dates. Alternatively, current ticket holders who require a refund can visit the Eventbrite website for more information.

Finally, the Chelsea Antiques Fair which should have celebrated its 70th year in 2020, has been cancelled. The fair has tentatively been put back to March 2021.

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