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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.
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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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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

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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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ArtExhibitionsPast

Branding the American West

On View

October 29, 2016 — February 5, 2017

Located in

Past Exhibition

Here is an opportunity to explore the magically lit landscapes, colorful characters, and changing times that shaped Hollywood’s mythology of the Wild West.

Western Art is a style not normally seen in an East Coast venue such as ours, and it’s proudly practiced here by the top artists of the genre. This exhibition includes celebrated artists such as Frederic Remington and N.C. Wyeth, and features members of the New Mexican Taos Society of Artists and California-based artist Maynard Dixon.

Newell Convers Wyeth At the Same Time Hahn Pulled His Gun and Shot Him through the Middle
Newell Convers Wyeth At the Same Time Hahn Pulled His Gun and Shot Him through the Middle Oil on canvas 1906 Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas.
Joseph Henry Sharp Council Call of the Crow
Joseph Henry Sharp Council Call of the Crow Oil on canvas 1908 Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas
Maynard Dixon Mesas in Shadow
Maynard Dixon Mesas in Shadow Oil on canvas 1926 Brigham Young University Museum of Art

Focused on the first half of the 20th century, these 90 pieces reveal the multiple and changing brands of the American West during a complicated time of modernization, war, and racial unrest. It was a time of great change—for cowboys, for Native Americans, for the land itself—and it’s all captured here in that magical sense of light for which the region is famous.

The paintings and sculptures are juxtaposed with film clips of how the West was branded by Hollywood. That narrow view of the West as a land of violence and action contrasts sharply with dignified images of Native Americans and spectacular natural wonders carved over millions of years.

Come stand before works where the artist raced to capture a moment or a scene before it was gone forever. Come find the mid-point between myth and history, and revel in the beautiful scenery and rich heritage of the American Southwest.

The exhibition runs Oct. 29, 2016 / Feb. 5, 2017 and admission is free. For more information, see our press release.

Branding the American West: Paintings and Films, 1900-1950 is jointly organized by the Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas, and the Brigham Young University Museum of Art in Provo, Utah.

Victor Higgins Apaches
Victor Higgins Apaches Oil on canvas ca. 1918 Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas
William Herbert Dunton The Cattle Buyer
William Herbert Dunton The Cattle Buyer Oil on canvas ca. 1921 Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas

It is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies and through the generous support of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation.

Presentation of the exhibition and its related programs at the Chrysler Museum of Art is made possible by the Joan and Macon Brock Endowment for American Art.

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Chaos and Awe Exhibition
Through April 28, 2019

Chaos and Awe:
Painting for the 21st Century
Exhibition Details

Ezra Wube Kaled
Through December 30, 2018

Ezra Wube: Tales of Home
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