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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
Currently closed

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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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

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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
Currently closed

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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Robert Davis: Home

On View

March 4, 2021 — July 11, 2021

Located in

The Box

Robert Davis (b. 1970), Amusement Park, 2020, Graphite on paper, Courtesy of the artist and Luce Gallery, Torino, Italy

Robert Davis: Home is an ode to the 1970s that features drawings and sculptures by Norfolk native Robert Davis. Growing up in Hampton Roads in the 1970s, the artist has memories of local landmarks such as the Oceanview Amusement Park and his family’s home in the Wellington Oaks neighborhood.

He also recalls the popular culture of the decade with images of actress Esther Rolle from the sitcom Good Times, stunt performer Evel Knievel, and Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird. His pencil drawings are detailed depictions of his childhood and adolescent impressions of the area and the historical moment.

 

 

Robert Davis (b. 1970), Wellington Oaks, 2020, Graphite on paper, Courtesy of the artist and Luce Gallery, Torino, Italy

As viewers see Davis’s imagery of influential artists, sports stars, celebrities, iconic interior design, and psychedelic patterns and designs, they will witness the years that shaped the artist’s life experiences and art. His work will spark nostalgia for young love, disco music, and hair flips. Younger viewers may wonder at the flamboyant nature of the clothing, music, and attitude.

 

 

Robert Davis (b. 1970), Couch, 2020, Graphite on paper, Courtesy of the artist and Luce Gallery, Torino, Italy

“Robert Davis’s work is so beautiful and skillfully done as he conveys an impressionable time in his life, and I’m incredibly excited to showcase his pieces at the Chrysler Museum. I’ve heard so many stories of the iconic Oceanview Amusement Park and how it was such a big part of so many people’s childhoods here in Hampton Roads. Moreover, though I was born in 1980, I remember watching Larry Bird and Esther Rolle and listening to records. Davis’s images are fun time capsules.”

–Kimberli Gant, the Chrysler Museum’s McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art

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On view right now

Through October 3, 2021

Alma W. Thomas:
Everything Is Beautiful
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Through November 28, 2021

Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of Flowers
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