Most of Tulsa’s arts and tradition venues might be closed indefinitely as a consequence of COVID-19 considerations

Most of the city’s major arts and cultural sites have temporarily closed due to increasing concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

The venues are Ahha Tulsa’s Hardesty Arts Center, Woody Guthrie Center, Tulsa Historical Society and Museum, Philbrook Museum of Art, Discovery Lab, Tulsa Botanical Gardens, Gilcrease Museum, Duet Jazz, Guthrie Green, the Tulsa Zoo, Oklahoma Aquarium, and Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, Tulsa Garden Center, River Parks Authority, and meeting place.

The decision, according to a statement, “was made in the best interests of public health and in accordance with recent recommendations from the CDC and the City of Tulsa.”

“These Tulsa area attractions have been in ongoing discussions since the pandemic was announced, and have collectively communicated and assessed best practices for the safety of the Tulsa community,” the statement said. “Today’s closure is a powerful declaration of unity that represents a unanimous commitment to public health. Attractions in the Tulsa area will continue to evaluate the situation weekly as information is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the City of Tulsa. “

The Tulsa PAC announced last week that it would postpone all performances until April 15th. The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art announced Monday that it will cease daily operations indefinitely.

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