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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.
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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

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Third Thursdays

Live art performances monthly.
See the archive

Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
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Visiting Artist Series

Bringing the world’s top glass art talent to Hampton Roads
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Give the Chrysler Experience

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The Masterpiece Society

Learn about this innovative group of museum supporters.
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Planned Giving

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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

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Alejandro Cartagena: Photo Structure / Foto Estructura

On View

September 4, 2020 — January 24, 2021

Located in

Frank Photography Gallery

Alejandro Cartagena (Mexican, b. Dominican Republic, b. 1977), Detail from Narcissus / Narciso, 2019, Altered gelatin silver print, Courtesy of the artist, © Alejandro Cartagena

For his latest work, Alejandro Cartagena sifts through landfills for discarded photographs. Then, with a sharp blade, he excises figures, faces, or other details from the photographs, reconfiguring the original composition by either moving the cut fragments or removing them entirely. The altered photographs remain strangely whole and strikingly familiar, compelling the viewer to consider what gives a photograph meaning. His arrangements reveal that seemingly crucial aspects of an image are both central and incidental to our ability to understand the works.

Cartagena has produced works of art specifically for this exhibition, giving visitors to the Chrysler Museum the first opportunity to see the newest photographs in his most recent body of work.

 

 

This exhibition and its accompanying audio tour are presented in both English and Spanish.

Alejandro Cartagena: Photo Structure / Foto Estructura is co-organized by the George Eastman Museum and the Chrysler Museum of Art.

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Alejandro Cartagena (Mexican, b. Dominican Republic, b. 1977), Detail from Faces / Rostros, 2019, Altered gelatin silver print, Courtesy of the artist, © Alejandro Cartagena

Para su obra más reciente, Alejandro Cartagena busca entre los basureros fotografías desechadas. Luego, con una navaja filosa, extirpa de las fotografías cuerpos, caras y otros detalles, reconfigurando la composición original ya sea, al desplazar los fragmentos recortados o retirarlos por completo. Las fotografías modificadas permanecen extrañamente completas y sorprendentemente familiares, obligando así al espectador a reflexionar sobre qué es lo que da significado a una fotografía. Su redistribución nos revela cómo los aspectos aparentemente cruciales de una fotografía —un rostro o un cuerpo— ocupan un lugar tanto central como accidental en nuestra capacidad para comprender las obras.

Cartagena produjo obras de arte específicamente para esta exposición, dando a los visitantes del Chrysler Museum la oportunidad de ver por primera vez las fotografías más nuevas de su más reciente obra.

Esta exposición y la audioguía que la acompaña se presentan en inglés y en español.

 

 

 

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Audio Guide / Guía Audio

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Dan Dailey, Dubious from the series Individuals
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Dan Dailey:
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