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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
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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.
See the team

Visiting Artist Series

Bringing the world’s top glass art talent to Hampton Roads
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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.
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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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Come Together, Right Now: The Art of Gathering

On View

October 11, 2020 — January 3, 2021

Located in

Special Exhibition Gallery

In the wake of the global pandemic and social uprisings, the Chrysler Museum will celebrate the value of community this fall with Come Together, Right Now: The Art of Gathering.

The exhibition features more than 100 works of art drawn from the Chrysler’s collection and digital photography submitted by members of the community. This Chrysler-curated show will give visitors the opportunity to see many works from the Chrysler’s collection that are rarely on view, including photography, paintings, sculpture, and installation works.  Four themes–Together in Celebration, Together in Purpose, Together in Justice, and Together in Love— will display the many ways artists explore the joys and complexities of “coming together” and showcase how communities are linked by activities, celebrations, demonstrations, love, and family.

Come Together, Right Now was conceived in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic when people faced unprecedented isolation while also uniting in a struggle to control the devastating disease. The feelings of distance and loneliness have fostered a new appreciation for communities and personal connections.

The public killings of Black and brown people intensified the sense of separation and division and the need to create community as we address uncomfortable but necessary questions about racism and intolerance and chart the course toward an inclusive future. Artwork reminds us of the value of community and prompts us to consider creative solutions to the impediments we face as we work to come together. It also helps us to discover all that we can learn right now from self-examination and each other through our common experiences, causes, celebrations, and struggles.

As we come together again, what values will we rediscover as we ponder the future and re-engage with family, friends and strangers alike? Each section of the exhibition will encourage visitors to reflect on how we can come together and why doing so is beneficial.

Member Preview Days

Friday–Saturday, October 9–10 Enjoy an exclusive first look at Come Together, Right Now before it opens to the public. With consideration for the health and well-being of all, gallery capacity is limited. Tickets and face coverings are required.

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Together in Celebration

Images of dancing, sports, parties and picnics demonstrate how times of ease, play and celebration draw us together. A Mayan ceramic work showing a ball game, contemporary photographs by Tseng Kwong Chi and Preston Gannaway, and historical works by Oskar Kokoschka and Anthonie Palamedesz present the tremendous breadth of the Chrysler’s collection on this theme. Ritual objects and images of devotion trace the power of faith to draw us together in solidarity around our most profound beliefs and highest ideals.

 

 

Oskar Kokoschka, Prince Dietrichstein and His Sisters in the Park of the Schloss Weidlingau, near Vienna, 1916, Oil on canvas, Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., © The Foundation of Oskar Kokoschka /Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 71.667

Together in Purpose

A common cause, occupation, or even war—all these motivations can draw people together or split them apart. The works in this section highlight the theme of purpose as expressed in a wide range of art, including photographs of Russians harvesting, rulers like Nero projecting power, artists celebrating the French Salon, and local artist Maizelle paying tribute to ancestors.

 

 

Bob Lerner (American, 1926–2019), Candle Vendor, Cuzco, Peru, 1961, printed 2002 Inkjet print, Gift of the artist, © Chrysler Museum of Art, 2005.8.53

Together in Justice

Civil rights and the cause of justice bring people together in protest, solidarity, and support. This section features historical material and highlights the Chrysler Museum’s tremendous holdings of photography from the Civil Rights Movement. This section will also include a digital presentation of new photography by members of our community. Their images will highlight themes of democracy and depict the demonstrations held in response to the death of George Floyd and the presence of Lost Cause monuments.

 

 

 

Joyce J. Scott (American, born 1948), Head Shot, 2008, Glassbeads and mold-blown glass with thread and bullet casings, Museum purchase, 2016.36.2

Together in Love

Affection and passion are the most intense and positive motivations for coming together.  The artwork in this section will present loving relationships of all kinds and express the boundless, wonderful power of love to draw us together, heal, and restore.

 

 

Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946–1989), Patti Smith (Neckbrace), New York, 1977, Gelatin silver print Gift of the artist, © The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc., 78.418A
In the Community

Living Galleries

Find several reproduction artworks from the exhibition along the Elizabeth River Trail and at the Open Norfolk community sites. Each display includes an educational activity to engage art lovers of all ages.

More special exhibitions

On view right now

Through January 31, 2021

Art of the Rehearsal
Exhibition Details

Through January 24, 2021

Alejandro Cartagena: Photo Structure / Foto Estructura
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From the Collection