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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

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Location

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

Always Free Parking

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Visiting Artist Series

Bringing the world’s top glass art talent to Hampton Roads
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Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
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Give the Chrysler Experience

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The Masterpiece Society

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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

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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Building a Legacy: Chrysler Collects for the Future

On View

November 19, 2021 — March 6, 2022

Located in

Special Exhibition Galleries

Titus Kaphar (American b. 1976), Absconded from the Household of the President of the United States (Study), 2016, Oil, canvas, and rusted nails on canvas, © Titus Kaphar
Presented in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.’s transformative gift of art to the Chrysler Museum of Art, Building a Legacy: Chrysler Collects for the Future presents recent and promised gifts of art that will shape the collection for the next generation of museum visitors.

The wide variety of artworks on view reflect the Museum’s mission to present relevant and impactful works of art to our community that delight, transform, and inspire. While Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.’s gift was encyclopedic in its scope, these additions to the collection allow the Museum to tell richer and more compelling stories and increase the diversity of its holdings.

 

The gifts and promised gifts on view in Building a Legacy will enhance every area of the Chrysler collection. Donors have greatly enriched the Museum’s extensive and outstanding holdings of glass artwork with objects by renowned glass artists like Debora Moore and Ginny Ruffner, both new to the Chrysler collection. Other works by artists like Karl Harron and Matt Eskuche add exciting new directions to the collection by showcasing fascinating and unique glassworking techniques. Yet other gifts of glass include works by Dale Chihuly, Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová and Lino Tagliapietra, which expand the Museum’s collection of works by these notable masters of glass.

 

 

Debora Moore (American, b. 1960) Yellow Lady Slipper, from the Tree Series, 2008, Blown and hot-worked glass, Gift of the Macon and Joan Brock Collection, 2021.22
Greta Pratt (American, b. 1955) Julee and her Daughters, Chandler, AZ, 2014, printed in 2019, Archival pigment print, Gift of the artist, 2019.15

Recent photography gifts bring some of the medium’s historic milestones to the Chrysler, particularly in works from the 19th century. A group of Virginia daguerreotypes are presented alongside works by early European pioneers of the medium like Édouard-Denis Baldus, Charles Marville and William Henry Fox Talbot. In addition, pieces by major photographers of the 20th century like André Kertész and Aaron Siskind showcase important achievements in the history of photography. Works by contemporary photographers like Hank Willis Thomas, Greta Pratt and Sally Mann highlight exciting new directions in the medium.

Art of the 20th and 21st centuries has been a major focus of the Museum’s recent collecting efforts and several important gifts in this area will appear in the exhibition. The addition of works by local and regional artists, female artists and artists of color help bring more underrepresented artists to the collection. Well-known names in the history of art such as Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett and Keith Haring will appear with artists who are less familiar, such as Anne Iott and Andrew Wodzianski. Together, these works challenge the canon of art history and introduce present and future visitors to a broader range of artists, materials and ideas.

In the area of European and American paintings, works like the dazzling Portrait of a Young Man in Red Riding Habit by the 17th-century painter Wybrand de Geest and John Leslie Breck’s Springtime fill gaps in the Museum’s holdings in Dutch portraiture and American Impressionism. Other recent gifts like a late portrait by Pierre-Auguste Renoir add depth to the Chrysler’s holdings of the artist, which include two paintings, sculpture and works on paper by the French Impressionist. Works recently given to the Museum by American artists Susan Watkins and George Luks enhance the caliber of the holdings of these artists and allow for a fuller representation of their artistic contributions.

 

 

Susan Watkins (American, 1875-1913) View of the Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, 1910, Oil on wood panel, Gift of Greg and Kay Garcia, 2019.49

As the Chrysler looks toward its next fifty years, the gifts and promised gifts of art on view in this exhibition will serve as the foundation for the institution’s mission to serve as a site of education and focal point for community dialogue.

 

This exhibition is organized by the Chrysler Museum of Art.

More special exhibitions

On view right now

Through November 28, 2021

Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of Flowers
Exhibition Details

Through December 12, 2021

If You Thirst for a Homeland: Flame-worked glass by Dafna Kaffeman
Exhibition Details

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