Cities across the country have seen protests this week in response to the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown murder case, but the outrage has been the most concentrated in the town of Ferguson and its neighboring cities. According to Hyperallergic, the events have rippled throughout the area, causing several museums in the area to close their doors to visitors this week.
The Missouri History Museum posted a message to their website that only said they would be "closed Tuesday, November 25, 2014" and that they "apologize for any inconvenience." The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the museum issued a statement that explained that "museum leaders made the decision to close to allow museum staff to be with their families at this time."
In response to widespread civil unrest, and out of an abundance of caution, the Art Museum will be closed today.— SaintLouisArtMuseum (@STLArtMuseum) November 25, 2014
Both institutions have reopened with normal hours today.