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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
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

Third Thursdays

Live art performances monthly.
See the archive

Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
See the team

Visiting Artist Series

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

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

Third Thursdays

Live art performances monthly.
See the archive

Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
See the team

Visiting Artist Series

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

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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Power, Science and Magic: Flemish Treasures in the Chrysler Collection

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September 12, 2020 — 2:00 pm

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This fall, join our esteemed curators as they discuss art and artists spanning thousands of years in our Curator in Your Computer series. Each program will focus on different topics from the specializations of our curators, including contemporary African art, archaeology and ancient glass, taxidermy, photographic techniques, and Flemish masters.

We will begin the series by embarking on an enlightening journey through one of the most revolutionary periods in Flemish art history with Lloyd DeWitt, PhD, Chief Curator and Irene Leache Curator of European Art. Using the Chrysler collection as a guide, explore the tremendous change, turmoil, and progress of Flemish art in the 1500s and 1600s as presented by artists Hieronymus Bosch, Peter Paul Rubens, and David Teniers the Younger.

Bosch’s fantastic art ushered in the Renaissance in Brabandt in the Southern Netherlands, also the birthplace of Rubens and Teniers. His two early images of St. Anthony bear witness to the sophistication and creativity in Flemish Renaissance art but also the rise of personal religious devotion, literacy, wealth, and trade in the key crossroads in Europe. Rubens, the great paragon of Flemish art, created his portrait of Archduchess Isabella as an expression of the economic power and religious loyalty of his native Antwerp as embodied in its ruler during a time of turmoil. What we see in Tenier’s image of a surgeon’s office is the rise of science and medicine in everyday life, anticipating the enlightenment. These three key artists exemplify the significant moments in this small country at a turning point in history.

About the Speaker
Lloyd DeWitt, PhD has served as the Chief Curator and Irene Leache Curator of European Art at the Chrysler Museum since 2016. During his tenure, he has presented exhibitions featuring the work of Edvard Munch, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, and many others. He also co-curated Thomas Jefferson, Architect: Palladian Models, Democratic Principles, and the Conflict of Ideals, an exhibition organized by the Chrysler in collaboration with the Palladio Museum in Vincenza, Italy. A specialist on Rembrandt and his school, DeWitt has published broadly on Dutch and Flemish Art and staged exhibitions on Teniers and Bosch at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where he was Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection from 2001–2011. He holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Maryland, College Park. Studying with Arthur Wheelock of the National Gallery of Art, he specialized in Northern Baroque and Northern Renaissance Art.

Each session with Curator on Your Computer is $15 for guests and free for members. The entire series is free for members and $75 for guests.

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