Dear MAPS Member,
Often, times of challenge help us refocus. That is the case for The Branch. We have enjoyed 3 beautiful exhibitions this summer, but we’ve also realized that the traditional museum indoor experience is not what people are looking for right now. Given that fact, some careful consideration has ensued for our Board and staff. We have decided to close our museum galleries until at least the end of the year. This decision gives us the ability to refocus our efforts on projects and ideas that we have long considered but not had the bandwidth to pursue.
I am excited by the prospects of what we are undertaking, and I hope you will be as well. You are going to see a robust array of webinars on a wide variety of topics. We will seek to give you insight into challenging topics, and take you deeper into projects like our renovation than we could ever do in person. Announcements on those programs will start next week and continue into the fall.
In addition, we are refining our special event and meeting rentals to accommodate smaller, socially distanced meetings, events and weddings. Our beautiful and spacious building is a perfect venue for those who are going forward within the requirements of the “new normal.”
We all look forward to the time when we will feel comfortable to return to our galleries with new and exciting exhibitions and in-person activities indoors. However, I hope you will join us as we look at new ways to explore challenging topics in architecture and design, and participate with us in an expanded and stimulating dialogue.