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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.
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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

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Jean Outland Chrysler Library

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Historic Houses

Located on Freemason St. —
Open Saturday and Sunday

Noon to 5 p.m.

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Barry Arts Building at 4600 Monarch Way —
Tuesday-Thursday

10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Moses 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

Willoughby-Baylor House

Completed in 1794, this former home now presents a mix of art and artifacts. See what's on view

Located in Norfolk

One Memorial Place,
Norfolk, VA
Get Directions

While You're Here

Visit our Museum Shop
and the Wisteria Cafe.

Moses 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

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

Willoughby-Baylor House

Completed in 1794, this building was the long-time home of the Norfolk History Museum. No we present a mix of art and artifacts. More about the house

Weddings & Event Rentals

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

Take a tour

We offer a number of tours on different topics. 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

Third Thursdays

Live art performances monthly.
See the archive

Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
See the team

Vestibule 102

Work from local artists and studio assistants.
See what's on view now

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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March 6, 2018

Chrysler Museum Highlights the Relationship between Photography and Time with Exhibition of Collection Works

NORFOLK, VA. (March 6, 2018) – Explore photography’s complex relationship with time, history and memory in Photographs Take Time: Pictures from the Chrysler Collection. On view at the Chrysler Museum of Art from April 6 – Aug. 12, 2018, the exhibition will feature more than 70 photographs from the Chrysler’s permanent collection. These works span all of photographic history — from 19th-century photographs for which subjects sat immobilized during the early camera’s long exposure time to contemporary images that use special lights and mechanics to capture multiple moments in a single snap.

“The Chrysler Museum has an active photography program, and the time seemed right to share remarkable things from the archives while highlighting an array of new additions to the collection. The theme of time allows us to share so many exciting works,” said Seth Feman, Ph.D., Curator of Photography at the Chrysler Museum.

Since the rise of photojournalism in the 20th century, photographs have been widely understood as an undistorted moment. In fact, from the advent of the medium photographers have explored the camera’s ability to capture, convey and distort our sense of time. While technical innovations have enabled photographers to isolate previously imperceptible slices of time, artists have also creatively addressed themes of permanence and decay, history and memory and essence and accident.

“Each artist featured in this exhibition uses a different approach to display time,” Feman said. “Harold Edgerton’s quick shutters and strobe lights freeze a bullet in mid-flight, and Barbara Morgan suspends dancer Martha Graham in a virtuosic leap. O. Winston Link captures a blurry image of a rushing train while William Christenberry’s sequence documents a building’s decay. Susan Worsham’s scene is constructed to evoke a childhood memory. Each artist approaches time differently. There’s a lot to discover through the lens of time.”

Photographs Take Time is divided into four sections — Stop|Motion, Documents, Total Recall and Keeping Time. Each highlights a different complex theme and presents a mix of recent acquisitions and rarely seen photographs from the Chrysler’s collection.

  • Stop|Motion begins with the story of how photographers pushed the camera to deliver precise studies of motion. It continues with how they exploited the camera by using motion-blur, long exposures and sequenced images to evoke a sense of movement.
  • Documents examines the rise of photojournalism and how the camera’s claim to truth propelled photographers to compose images capable of illustrating the past.
  • Total Recall explores the complex relationship between history and memory, highlighting artists who constructed scenes that creatively evoke a recollection or the forgotten past.
  • Keeping Time examines photographs that make time their subject with sequenced images, long exposures or direct takes on aging.

Programming

Gallery Talk

2 p.m., June 16, 2018
Join Curator of Photography Seth Feman on a journey through photographic history with works from the Chrysler Museum’s impressive collection. Explore the technical stories in the exhibition as well as works that make time the subject. #PhotosTakeTime

 

ABOUT THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART

The Chrysler Museum of Art is one of America’s most distinguished mid-sized art museums, with a nationally recognized collection of more than 30,000 objects, including one of the great glass collections in America. The core of the Chrysler’s collection comes from Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., an avid art collector who donated thousands of objects from his private collection to the Museum. The Museum, expanded in 2014 to add additional gallery spaces and amenities for visitors, now has growing collections in many areas and mounts an ambitious schedule of visiting exhibitions and educational programs each season. The Chrysler has also been recognized nationally for its unique commitment to hospitality with its innovative gallery host program.

The Perry Glass Studio is a state-of-art facility on the Museum’s campus. The studio offers programming for aspiring and master artists alike in a variety of processes including glassblowing, fusing, flameworking, coldworking and neon. The studio has also cultivated a reputation for its cutting-edge performance evenings, and was the host venue of the 2017 Glass Arts Society Conference.

In addition, the Chrysler Museum of Art administers two historic houses in downtown Norfolk: the Moses Myers House and the Willoughby-Baylor House, as well as the Jean Outland Chrysler Library on the campus of Old Dominion University. General admission is free at all venues. For more information on the Chrysler Museum of Art, visit chrysler.org.

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