The Grohmann Museum at MSOE, 1000 N. Broadway, will reopen to the public Tuesday, June 30. Its hours will be Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed July 3-4 for holiday). Museum staff has implemented increased cleaning practices to help ensure the safety of museum guests, who are encouraged to wear masks. All of the museum’s galleries will be open, including the rooftop sculpture garden.  

Attendance is limited to 120 patrons, and only one group (attending together) will be allowed in each gallery at a time. Families/groups must stay together and attend to standard museum etiquette. Grohmann Museum admission is only $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors; and free for children under 12. 

Guests will enjoy the special exhibition, IRONBOAT: New Photography by Christopher Winters, a wonderfully vibrant and powerful collection of photographs tracing the toil and travels of a number of ironboats on the Great Lakes Superior and Michigan. Most notably, it is an artistic and visual record of the Wilfred Sykes—the largest vessel on the Great Lakes at the time of her launch in 1949—and the Edward Ryerson—one of two remaining straightdeckers on the American Great Lakes. Following the success of his book “Centennial,” in which he chronicled life aboard the century-old steamer St. Mary's Challenger, reportedly the oldest operational freight ship in the world, Winters returns to a subject that has captivated him for decades. IRONBOAT is on display through Aug. 7, 2020. 

The Grohmann Museum (grohmannmuseum.org) is home to more than 1,400 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present. They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized work: from farming and mining to trades such as glassblowing and seaweed gathering. The Grohmann Museum welcomes visitors to three floors of galleries where a core collection is displayed as well as themed exhibitions. The museum is owned by MSOE, an independent university with about 2,800 students. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the engineering, business, mathematics and nursing fields.