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Located on Freemason St. —
Open Saturday and Sunday

Noon–5 p.m.

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

By Appointment
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

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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.
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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.
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ArtExhibitionsPast

Larry Clark: Tulsa

On View

August 30, 2014 — January 18, 2015

Located in

Past Exhibition

Larry Clark, Untitled, 1963, from the series Tulsa, 1971
Larry Clark, Untitled, 1963, from the series Tulsa, 1971. Gelatin silver print, printed 1980.

When Larry Clark published Tulsa in 1971 it created a sensation that went beyond the subject matter.

He had blurred the lines between participant and observer, but he’d also managed to be an artist instead of a voyeur. This series of photographs contains drug use, nudity and guns, yet still manages to present a touching sense of humanity.

This exhibition comes with a parental warning (and controlled access) but it also comes with high praise. Filmmakers such as Gus Van Sant and Martin Scorcese were influenced by Clark’s work, and while the subject matter is harsh, the level of artistry is high.

Larry Clark, Untitled, 1963, from the series Tulsa, 1971
Larry Clark, Untitled, 1963, from the series Tulsa, 1971. Gelatin silver print, printed 1980.
Larry Clark Untitled, 1971
Larry Clark Untitled, 1971, from the series Tulsa, 1971 Gelatin silver print, printed 1980
Larry Clark Untitled, 1963, from the series Tulsa
Larry Clark Untitled, 1963, from the series Tulsa, 1971 Gelatin silver print, printed 1980

This exhibition comes with a parental warning (and controlled access) but it also comes with high praise. Filmmakers such as Gus Van Sant and Martin Scorcese were influenced by Clark’s work, and while the subject matter is harsh, the level of artistry is high.

The lighting is natural, the composition often classic, and there’s a lot of poignancy and humanity on display as these young people spiral away. And in case you’re wondering, Clark had such intimate access to his subjects because he was shooting up the drugs right along with them.

Clark learned photography early (his mother was a photographer of babies) and there’s a great deal of darkroom technique behind these pictures. “I always try to shoot against the light,” he told Darkroom magazine in 1977. “The film can’t handle this and everything gets burned up, since I’m exposing for the shadows.”

Clark produced a followup photo book, Teenage Lust, before turning to film and video. The video for the Chris Isaak song “Solitary Man” was directed by Clark, who is still actively working today. He is probably best known, as a filmmaker, for his 1995 release Kids.

Larry Clark Untitled, 1971, from the series Tulsa
Larry Clark Untitled, 1971, from the series Tulsa, 1971 Gelatin silver print, printed 1980
Larry Clark Untitled, 1963
Larry Clark Untitled, 1963, from the series Tulsa, 1971 Gelatin silver print, printed 1980
More special exhibitions

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Eric Carle (American, b. 1929) Illustration for Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me (Simon & Schuster) Collection of Eric and Barbara Carle © 1986 Eric Carle
Through September 8, 2019

Eric Carle: Moonlit Nights & Other Illustrations
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Woman in 18th century period dressing laying on her back
Through January 5, 2020

John Akomfrah: Tropikos
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