Noncommittal Press Release Says The Met Might or Might Not Reopen Tomorrow

Neither snow, nor rain, nor the temporary collapse of New York City’s infrastructure caused by Hurricane Sandy can stop the Metropolitan Museum of Art from opening its gates to art lovers. Or maybe not. This afternoon, the Met’s communications department sent out a press release suggesting that they would figure out by tomorrow morning “whether and when” the museum would be open tomorrow.

Here’s the text:

New York, October 30, 2012)—With every hope of reopening to the public as soon as possible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will announce tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. whether and when it will be able to resume public hours on a limited basis on Wednesday, October 31, in its Main Building at Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street. For up-to-date information, please consult the Museum’s website ( or call 212-535-7710.

The Cloisters, the Metropolitan Museum’s branch museum in Fort Tryon Park, will remain closed to the public on Wednesday.

— Chloe Wyma