Kluge-Ruhe is the only museum of its kind in the United States: the nation’s top-notch collection of Indigenous Australian art. It is the world’s oldest continuous art tradition, more than 60,000 years in the making, but the artwork is also diverse, sophisticated, dynamic and contemporary. While the space is on the smaller side, exhibitions change constantly and the museum works closely with Indigenous artists, making the experience even richer. Situated nearish to Monticello with a beautiful backyard view of the city and a one-of-a-kind gift shop.
Reservations are required but are often available day-of. A reservation allows a party of up to 8 people who do not need to social distance with one another to have the museum completely to themselves for 30 minutes. An outdoor sculpture garden is also available for those who would rather not venture indoors. Book two reservations back-to-back for a 60 minute reservation. All frequently-touched surfaces are cleaned regularly throughout the day and plexiglass barriers have been installed.