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Moses Myers House

323 E. Freemason St.
Open Saturday and Sunday

Noon–5 p.m.

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Reading Room
Currently closed

About the Myers House

The oldest Jewish home in America open to the public as a museum offers a glimpse of the life of an early 19th century merchant family.
More about the house

About the Library

With an extensive collection of more than 106,000 rare and unique volumes relating to the history of art, the Jean Outland Chrysler Art Library is one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

Located in Norfolk

One Memorial Place,
Norfolk, VA
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While You're Here

Visit our Museum Shop
and the Wisteria Cafe.

Perry Glass Studio

A state-of-art facility on the Museum’s campus. See a free glassmaking demo Tuesdays–Sunday at noon. Like what you see? Take a class with us! More about the Studio

Moses Myers House

The home of the first permanent Jewish residents of Norfolk, this historic house offers a glimpse of the life of a wealthy early 19th-century merchant family.
More about the house

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

With an extensive collection of more than 106,000 rare and unique volumes relating to the history of art, the Jean Outland Chrysler Library is one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the Library

Wedding & Event Rentals

The perfect place for your big day or special event. Get the details

In-person Tours

Group tours are available for groups of 20 or fewer. More about tours

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Visit one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

About the Chrysler

Our story spans well over 100 years. See where we began, how we grew, and where we're going. Explore our history

News and Announcements

See what's happening at the Museum, read Chrysler Magazine, and find our Media Center. Read now

Location

745 Duke Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-333-6299

Always Free Parking

Get Directions

Visiting Artist Series

Bringing the world’s top glass art talent to Hampton Roads
Find out more

Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
See the team

Give the Chrysler Experience

Share everything you love about the Chrysler Museum with a gift membership. Perfect for everyone on your list.

The Masterpiece Society

Learn about this innovative group of museum supporters.
Meet the Masterpiece Society

Planned Giving

Help ensure the long-term success of the Museum.
Learn about planned giving

Moses Myers House

323 E. Freemason St.
Open Saturday and Sunday

Noon–5 p.m.

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Reading Room
Currently closed

About the Myers House

The oldest Jewish home in America open to the public as a museum offers a glimpse of the life of an early 19th century merchant family.
More about the house

About the Library

With an extensive collection of more than 106,000 rare and unique volumes relating to the history of art, the Jean Outland Chrysler Art Library is one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

Located in Norfolk

One Memorial Place,
Norfolk, VA
Get Directions

While You're Here

Visit our Museum Shop
and the Wisteria Cafe.

Perry Glass Studio

A state-of-art facility on the Museum’s campus. See a free glassmaking demo Tuesdays–Sunday at noon. Like what you see? Take a class with us! More about the Studio

Moses Myers House

The home of the first permanent Jewish residents of Norfolk, this historic house offers a glimpse of the life of a wealthy early 19th-century merchant family.
More about the house

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

With an extensive collection of more than 106,000 rare and unique volumes relating to the history of art, the Jean Outland Chrysler Library is one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the Library

Wedding & Event Rentals

The perfect place for your big day or special event. Get the details

In-person Tours

Group tours are available for groups of 20 or fewer. More about tours

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Visit one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

About the Chrysler

Our story spans well over 100 years. See where we began, how we grew, and where we're going. Explore our history

News and Announcements

See what's happening at the Museum, read Chrysler Magazine, and find our Media Center. Read now

Location

745 Duke Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-333-6299

Always Free Parking

Get Directions

Visiting Artist Series

Bringing the world’s top glass art talent to Hampton Roads
Find out more

Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
See the team

Give the Chrysler Experience

Share everything you love about the Chrysler Museum with a gift membership. Perfect for everyone on your list.

The Masterpiece Society

Learn about this innovative group of museum supporters.
Meet the Masterpiece Society

Planned Giving

Help ensure the long-term success of the Museum.
Learn about planned giving

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50 Years

Celebrating the Gift

In 1971, Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. made a transformational gift of more than 7,000 works of art to the City of Norfolk, and the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences was renamed in his honor. Over the decades, the gift has amplified the cultural landscape of Hampton Roads.

Learn more about Chrysler, Jr. as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the gift. When you visit the Museum galleries, pick up a Visitor Guide from the Welcome Desk and take a guided tour of object highlights from the Chrysler gift. While in the galleries, look for Double Takes, unique pairings of objects from the gift with new acquisitions and recent gifts that intend to raise provocative questions about themes like racial representation, standards of beauty, masculinity, implicit bias, white supremacy, and youth culture, among many others.

Keep reading below and plan your visit to celebrate with us at the Museum.

Learn about the Gift

Follow along on Torch, the Museum blog, and with highlighted stories below as we share a series on the evolution of the collector and his wife Jean Outland Chrysler, a Norfolk native. We'll delve into stories about a lifetime devoted entirely to art.

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Chrysler Gift

In 1971, Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. gifted more than 7,000 artworks from his personal collection to the City of Norfolk. His generosity established the Chrysler Museum of Art as the largest and most important visual arts organization in Hampton Roads. Read

Walter P. Chrysler, Jr: A Legacy

To kick off our 50th Anniversary blog series, Jeff Harrison, Curator Emeritus, shares the origin story of one of the most influential art collectors and benefactors of the twentieth century. Read

Bringing the Chrysler Collection Home: Jean Outland Chrysler’s Devotion to Norfolk

As a part of the 50th anniversary blog series, Jeff Harrison, curator emeritus, introduces us to Jean Outland Chrysler, the woman who ensured Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.’s collection found its permanent home in Norfolk. Read

Mapplethorpe’s Miracles

The Chrysler Museum’s unflinching commitment to photography can be traced to two exhibitions in 1978. Take a look back at Robert Mapplethorpe’s groundbreaking exhibition and what it reveals about the early days of the Chrysler Museum of Art. Read

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! Read

Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. and the Business of Collecting

Walter collected "against the trend" at a dizzying pace to acquire renowned works, many of which found a home in Norfolk. Read

Collecting Runs in the Family: Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch

The series continues 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. Read

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. Read

From the Collection