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Norfolk’s Scope Arena Turns 50
The 443-foot wide arena is among the greatest examples of brutalist architecture in the country and one of the most important modern buildings in Virginia. It remains the largest thin-shelled domed building in the world. Explore More
Object of the Week: Portrait of a Lady (Harriet Cany Peale), A Gift from Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.
A superb example of one of early America’s premier portraitists. Explore More
Collecting Runs in the Family: Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch
We continue our blog series celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. Gift with the collecting story of another Chrysler, Walter's sister Bernice Chrysler Garbisch. Bernice and her husband, Colonel Edgar William Garbisch, amassed one of the nation’s preeminent collections of American folk art. Explore More
Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. and the Business of Collecting
Our celebration of the 50th anniversary of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.'s gift of art to Norfolk continues. Read about how Walter collected "against the trend" at a dizzying pace to acquire renowned works, many of which found a home in Norfolk. Explore More
Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.’s First World-Class Collection
Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. didn’t just build a world-class collection. He managed to build two! Explore More