We look forward to meeting you in person at CMASJ!

Our goal is to provide visitors with a safe and enjoyable museum experience in an atmosphere that is optimal for viewing art and learning about social justice movements which then inspires action that leads to positive change within the communities of each visitor.

Below are guidelines that have been put in place to facilitate access to museum services, public safety, and ease the traffic flow of all visitors within the Museum.

During times of high volume pedestrian and group tour traffic in the Museum and corresponding fire safety and evacuation requirements, the Museum requires compliance with the following guidelines.


Photography/videography is allowed for personal, noncommercial use (except where indicated). No flashes, tripods, or selfie sticks.

Food and Drink

No eating, drinking, smoking, or sleeping is permitted in the Museum. Eating and drinking are permitted during exhibition openings and events when provided by the Museum. Sealed food and drink containers are allowed if they are packed away inside a bag.

Infant Feeding

We allow breastfeeding and bottle-feeding in all spaces. The Museum does not provide any dedicated spaces for feeding.


Strollers are allowed unless otherwise noted for specific exhibitions.

Lost and Found

For all things Lost and Found while you’re at CMASJ, ask any staff member at the front desk. If you need to contact us about lost items after your visit, please email info@cmasj.org.


The use of all pens and any other writing/drawing/marking implement or implement that may be used to mark and/or deface CMASJ property are strictly prohibited in the gallery (where art is on display). If making notes is necessary, please use a pencil. Possession of spray cans is prohibited in any area of the Museum.


Animals are not permitted at CMASJ. The only exception is for service animals on a leash and under their masters’ control as authorized by applicable law.


Disruptive noise is prohibited. Visitors with electronic/sound-producing devices, including but not limited to cellular phones, PDAs, Game Boys, et cetera, will be asked to turn the volume down.


The use or possession of any type of weapon or explosives is strictly prohibited.

Grounds for Immediate Ejection from CMASJ

The following are prohibited and grounds for immediate ejection from CMASJ:

  • Blocking Museum areas, including any entrance areas, entrance steps, platforms, gallery spaces, or access ramps or otherwise interfering with the free flow of pedestrian traffic in and around the Museum
  • Blocking or interfering with admission lines or special event-related activities, including valet parking services for special events
  • Littering on Museum property including entrance areas, entrance steps, platforms, and access ramps and any surrounding areas
  • Petition signature gathering or leafletting activities in any museum area, including any entrance area, entrance steps, platforms, or access ramps
  • Smoking any tobacco or other product, including smokeless devices, inside the Museum or in an outdoor area within 20 feet of a main exit, entrance, or operable window of the Museum
  • Excessive intoxication while on CMASJ’s premises
  • Possession, use, and/or being under the influence of controlled substances while on CMASJ’s premises is strictly prohibited, except as authorized by physician prescription
  • Use of profanity and/or engaging in rude, inconsiderate, or abusive behavior
  • Creating a physically offensive condition, including disturbing odors or infested clothing or personal effects
  • Lack of clothing covering the upper and lower body; lack of shoes or other footwear
  • Refusal to follow directions from CMASJ staff
  • Consumption of food or beverages in prohibited areas
  • Unauthorized entry into controlled or restricted areas
  • Repeated violation of art safety barriers Failure to maintain control of minor children
  • Actual or attempted misappropriation of and/or damage to CMASJ property
  • Disruptive behavior

In addition to the above, any behavior or activity that disrupts the safe or orderly use of the Museum, or that affects the staff’s ability to provide services, is prohibited.

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