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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

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Jean Outland Chrysler Library

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About the Chrysler

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745 Duke Street
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757-333-6299

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Third Thursdays

Live art performances monthly.
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Studio Team

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Applications available Fall 2019

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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.

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.
Applications available Fall 2019

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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Eric Carle: Moonlit Nights & Other Illustrations

On View

June 14, 2019 — September 8, 2019

Located in

Special Exhibitions Gallery

Eric Carle: Moonlit Nights & Other Illustrations will present more than 80 original works by the beloved picture book author and illustrator Eric Carle.

Famous for his soulful representations of insects, animals, and fables, the artist traditionally illustrates daytime scenes by depicting figures against white backgrounds. To create nighttime scenes, however, he paints his backgrounds in deep blues and swirling indigoes.

Eric Carle (American, b. 1929)
Illustration for The Secret Birthday Message (HarperCollins)
Collection of Eric and Barbara Carle
© 1972, 1998 Eric Carle

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Eric Carle's Chrysler Museum exhibition

The works in this exhibition focus on the artist’s dreamy nighttime scenes and the stories they tell about twinkling stars, blinking fireflies, and the gently smiling moon. The selection of works spans the artist’s long career and come from more than 30 Eric Carle books. Highlights include selections from The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969), The Very Quiet Cricket (1990), Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me (1986), and Draw Me a Star (1992). Visitors of all ages will enjoy hands-on interactives, artmaking activities, and a reading library equipped with a range of Eric Carle’s books.

Eric Carle (American, b. 1929)
Cat, 2000
Collection of Eric and Barbara Carle
© Eric Carle

From the Artist

"I make my pictures out of handpainted tissue papers. My painted papers are like my palette. Each sheet of tissue paper is painted with many layers of paint with different textures and colors."

Eric Carle, 2018. Photo by Jim Gipe, Pivot Media. © Eric Carle Studio.
Eric Carle exhibition at The Chrysler Museum of Art

Eric Carle: Moonlit Nights & Other Illustrations is organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA.

The Chrysler Museum of Art presentation of Eric Carle: Moonlit Nights & Other Illustrations is made possible by Wells Fargo.

More special exhibitions

On view right now

D. Michael Geller (American, b. 1942) Amos lies in a hospital bed in his den while Allena, his wife and caregiver, stands off to his side, 2018, from the Caregiver Series Archival pigment print (photograph) © D. Michael Geller
Through June 23, 2019

A Labor of Love:
The Caregiver Portraits by D. Michael Geller
Exhibition Details

Thomas Moran American, Shoshone Falls
Through June 23, 2019

Watercolor: An American Medium
Exhibition Details

From the Collection