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323 E. Freemason St.
Open Saturday and Sunday

Noon–5 p.m.

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Reading Room
Wednesday-Friday

10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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

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

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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

Studio Assistantship Program

Further your career and join us in Norfolk.
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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.
Meet the Masterpiece Society

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
Wednesday-Friday

10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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

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

Studio Assistantship Program

Further your career and join us in Norfolk.
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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Dan Dailey:
Character Sketch

On View

February 21, 2020 — June 14, 2020

Located in

Glass Project Space

Known as one of the most unique voices within the field of contemporary glass, Dan Dailey pairs an industrial palette with precise draftsmanship and technical craftsmanship to produce his figurative artwork.

Subjective and narrative in nature, his pieces are inspired by the human character and based upon his direct observation of the world. Dan Dailey: Character Sketch, on view at the Chrysler Museum of Art February 21–May 31, 2020, will include thirty-three works by the artist.

 

Dan Dailey (American b. 1947)
Dubious from the series Individuals, 2011
Blown, sandblasted, and acid-polished glass; metal
Lent by the artist
Photography by Bill Truslow
© Dan Dailey

Dan Dailey, Dubious from the series Individuals

Dailey is renowned for his keen observation, sense of humor, and wit. In his quest to comment on human nature and society, he deftly captures and conveys the essence of various moods and actions. He makes no attempt at realism and renders figures in a way that reveals their emotions and thoughts. With a unique graphic sensibility and Art Deco quality, Dailey creates classic symbols representing a type of person or expressing an essential quality of character.

 

Dan Dailey (American b. 1947)
Conformity from the series Scenes, 2011
Blown and hot worked glass, Vitrolite (industrial colored glass), metal
Lent by the artist
Photography by Bill Truslow
© Dan Dailey

Dan Dailey, Conformity from the series Scenes

The Chrysler’s exhibition will span Dailey’s forty-year career and include blown and hot-worked glass vases and sculpture; glass cane murals; and wall reliefs made from Vitrolite, industrial colored glass that was only made between 1900–1947. Original drawings will also be on view, demonstrating the embedded nature of drawing in Dailey’s working process. Dailey is guided by the properties of liquid glass in his approach to traditional artistic formats like vases, busts, and landscape painting. He articulates his perceptions and thoughts about humanity through the medium of glass, pushing the material to new frontiers in order to tell stories about human nature.

 

Dan Dailey (American b. 1947)
Freaked Out and Pissed Off from the series Vitrolite Mural, 2012
Vitrolite (industrial colored glass), plate glass, enamel, metal
Lent by the artist
Photography by Bill Truslow
© Dan Dailey

 

 

Dan Dailey Wall Piece

This exhibition was organized by the Chrysler Museum of Art.

More special exhibitions

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The Architecture of Slavery I Cannot
Through March 1, 2020

The Architecture of Slavery
Exhibition Details

Joshua Shaw & John Hil waterscapes
Through April 5, 2020

Waterscape: Picturesque Views of Hampton Roads
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