San Francisco, California — The American Art Institute is reopening to the public.
The museum, a joint venture between the Smithsonian Institution and the American Museum of Natural History, will reopen Thursday as part of its “Rise of the World” celebration.
It will offer an open-air, four-day exhibit celebrating the world’s greatest paintings.
The American Art museum will have a special exhibit, “The New World,” highlighting the work of the Dutch masters of the Renaissance, such as Rembrandt, Picasso, Caravaggio and Titian.
It’s the first exhibition in the museum’s 35-year history that will open with live performances and a show by an orchestra.
In addition to the painting exhibition, the museum is adding a museum and sculpture gallery to the space in front of the museum.
The gallery will feature an exhibition of Rembrandts works, and the gallery will offer a variety of works by prominent artists.
In a statement, the American Art museums director, James S. Hargreaves, said the museum had to make a tough decision about what to open in order to “provide a place for the most significant artists to work and for us to see and hear them, for the public to see them and for them to have a place to come and meet and talk to us.”
The opening of the American art museum is not a complete turnaround.
The American Museum Museum of Science and Technology has been closed for nearly four years because of the closure of its Art Gallery, which was not fully renovated.
The museum’s new president, John P. Koehn, told The Associated Press that the American is still trying to figure out how to get the gallery back on track.