Following a recommendation issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that gatherings of 50 people or more be canceled and rescheduled for at least eight weeks from March 15, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has newly announced that it will postpone this year’s 2020 Met Gala.
Originally scheduled to take place on May 4, the Met Gala is the latest large-scale cultural event to be postponed due to the global outbreak of novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The announcement was delivered to Met employees in an e-mail also stating that the museum’s three locations will remain closed until April 4. As reported by Vogue, a Met spokesperson specified that all of the museum’s “programs and events through May 15 will be canceled or postponed.”
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