Dear Ruby City Friends,
Due to the recent developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), I am writing to let you know we have decided to close Ruby City to the public starting Saturday, March 14th until further notice. This was done with a heavy heart but I believe it is the best option for the well-being of our community which includes visitors, partners and staff. The decision to close was based on many conversations with staff and peer institutions as well as recommendations from public healthcare experts. This ongoing health crisis is a lot to take in but we remain vigilant to the situation.
At this time we are postponing all remaining events in March, including Thursday’s Gallery Talk with Ethel Shipton and the CAMMIE AWARDS scheduled for Friday, March 27th. Our sound performance on April 30th with Ballroom Marfa and Les Filles de Illighadad is also postponed until 2021 due to travel restrictions and concerns.
At Ruby City we want to both limit exposure and adhere to our mission of being accessible to the public, especially in such worrisome times. While the galleries and gardens won't be open we will make sure to keep our social media outlets active. Look for special, new virtual tours of the galleries, segments on works from the collection and information on forthcoming exhibitions. Please check our website and social media regularly to stay connected to Ruby City.
We will continue to monitor the public health situation that is developing globally and in our community so that as soon as we are able, we can throw open the doors and welcome you to Ruby City! Until then, please check our website for further updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and most especially for being part of our community.
Elyse A. Gonzales