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Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Reading Room
Wednesday-Friday
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed May 17-19, 2024

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

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Norfolk, VA
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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

The 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

Visit one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

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

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Visiting Artist Series

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Studio Team

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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.
Closed May 17-19, 2024

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 Zinnia 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

The 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

One Memorial Place
Norfolk, VA 23510

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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Farm to Table: Art, Food, and Identity in the Age of Impressionism

On View

October 11, 2024 — January 5, 2025

Location

Special Exhibition Gallery

On the day before the opening of the annual Salon exhibition in France, artists applied a final coat of varnish to their pictures and adjourned to a café to celebrate. James Tissot’s painting depicts this ritual gathering on the terrace of the restaurant Ledoyen, a Parisian institution still today. The bustling scene includes portraits of several well-known artists like the sculptor Auguste Rodin, whose bearded, bespectacled face appears near the center of the painting. More than a portrait of the artists, however, Tissot’s work focuses on the stylish, urban women in attendance—the artists’ wives. One of the wives, in a maroon print dress, looks directly at the viewer.
James Jacques Joseph Tissot (French, 1836-1902) The Artists' Wives 1885 Oil on canvas Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., and The Grandy Fund, Landmark Communications Fund, and "An Affair to Remember" 1982 81.153

Farm to Table: Art, Food, and Identity in the Age of Impressionism explores France’s relationship with food at the end of the nineteenth century through paintings and sculptures by leading artists. French cuisine had long been viewed as a reflection of the nation’s identity and a source of popular pride. Yet in the decades following the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71), artists depicted the growing, cooking, transporting, serving and, of course, eating of food as a means of highlighting the economic and social instabilities of this tumultuous moment in French history. Ubiquitous scenes of farms, markets, and restaurants, offer gateways for considering the political, social, and cultural factors shaping France on the eve of the modern era.

Featuring more than fifty works, the exhibition showcases famous Impressionist artists, such as Marie Bracquemond, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley, as well as the works of leading figures in the French Salon, such as Eugene Boudin, Jean Béraud, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Victor Gabriel Gilbert, and Léon Augustin Lhermitte. Together their works form a resonant picture of the intersection between French cuisine and period social discourse, with the exhibition organized thematically to chart the cultivation, harvest, purchase, and enjoyment of food.

The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue published by Yale University Press. Featuring an introduction by curator Andrew Eschelbacher, and thematic essays by leading scholars, Lloyd DeWitt, Allison Detsch, Simon Kelly, Marni Reva Kessler, and Shalini Le Gall, the catalogue further contextualizes the ways in which images of food speak to larger contemporary currents in French society and visual culture.

Farm to Table: Art, Food, and Identity in the Age of Impressionism is co-organized by the American Federation of Arts (AFA) and Chrysler Museum of Art. The AFA is a leader in traveling exhibitions internationally. A nonprofit organization founded in 1909, the AFA is dedicated to enriching the public’s experience and understanding of the visual arts through organizing and touring art exhibitions for presentation in museums worldwide, publishing exhibition catalogues featuring important scholarly research, and developing educational programs.

The exhibition is generously supported by Monique Schoen Warshaw. Additional support has been provided by Betsy S. Barbanell, the Dr. Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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