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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.
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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

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

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Location

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

Always Free Parking

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Visiting Artist Series

Bringing the world’s top glass art talent to Hampton Roads
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Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
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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

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

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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Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight

On View

March 3, 2023 — July 2, 2023

Located in

Special Exhibition Galleries

Preston Singletary (American Tlingit, b. 1963), Gagaan Awutáawu Yéil (Raven Steals the Sun), made at Museum of Glass in 2008, Blown, hot-sculpted, and sand-carved glass, Courtesy of the artist, Photo by Russell Johnson, courtesy of Museum of Glass

Visual art and theatrical storytelling will converge at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Raven and the Box of Daylight.

The immersive exhibition features the work of internationally acclaimed glass artist Preston Singletary and tells the Native American story of Raven and his transformation of the world—bringing light to people by means of the stars, moon, and sun.

Preston Singletary (American Tlingit, b. 1963), Dleit Yéil (White Raven) (detail), 2017, Blown, hot-sculpted, and sand-carved glass; steel stand, Courtesy of the artist, Photo by Russell Johnson, courtesy of Museum of Glass

“Before here was here, Raven was only named Yéil. He was a white bird and the world was in darkness…”

Through an immersive, multisensory experience, Raven and the Box of Daylight takes visitors on a journey of transformation from darkness to light. In addition to Singletary’s striking glass artworks, the exhibition features storytelling combined with original music, coastal Pacific Northwest soundscapes, and projected images.

Preston Singletary’s work fuses time-honored glassblowing traditions with Pacific Northwest Indigenous art to honor his ancestral Tlingit heritage, a tribe in southern Alaska.  Tlingit culture and oral tradition has a rich history of pairing objects with foundational stories and histories of tribal families. By drawing upon this method of visual storytelling, Singletary’s art creates a unique theatrical atmosphere in which each object follows and enhances an unfolding narrative.

 

 

Preston Singletary (American Tlingit, b. 1963), Installation of Kéet Yaakw and Axáa and Nass Héeni with Xáat (Killer Whale Canoe and Canoe Paddles, and the Nass River with Salmon), 2018, Courtesy of the artist, Photo by Russell Johnson, courtesy of Museum of Glass

Visitors follow Raven, witnessing the story of how he brought light to the people by releasing the stars, moon, and sun. The story holds great significance to the Tlingit people of the North Pacific Coast. By retelling this story through his monumental glass artworks and installations, Singletary immerses the museum visitor in the innovation of oral tradition.

 

 

Preston Singletary (American Tlingit, b. 1963), Cháak Sheishóox (Eagle Rattle), 2013, Blown, hot-sculpted, and sand-carved glass; cedar bark; steel stand, Courtesy of the artist, Photo by Russell Johnson, courtesy of Museum of Glass

“Glass is uniquely suited for telling a story about the origins of light in the world, given the material’s luminous and brilliant qualities,” says Carolyn Swan Needell, Ph.D., the Carolyn and Richard Barry curator of glass at the Chrysler. “In Raven, the glass and the story enliven one another to make an exceptionally compelling experience.”

Preston Singletary (American Tlingit, b. 1963), Xat Sha (Salmon Woman), 2018, Blown and sand-carved glass, Courtesy of the artist, Photo by Russell Johnson, courtesy of Museum of Glass

Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight has been organized by the artist and Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington. It was guest curated by Miranda Belarde-Lewis (Tlingit/Zuni), Ph.D., and the multisensory visitor experience was designed by zoe | juniper.

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Jacob Lawrence, Market Scene
Through January 8, 2023

Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club
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Through December 4, 2022

Norfolk Artists/Educators
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