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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

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

Willoughby-Baylor House

Completed in 1794, this building was the long-time home of the Norfolk History Museum. No we present a mix of art and artifacts. More about the house

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Jean Outland Chrysler Library

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Vestibule 102

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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.

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

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

Willoughby-Baylor House

Completed in 1794, this building was the long-time home of the Norfolk History Museum. No we present a mix of art and artifacts. More about the house

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

Vestibule 102

Work from local artists and studio assistants.
See what's on view now

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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ArtExhibitionsPast

Serial Thrillers

On View

October 1, 2015 — January 10, 2016

Located in

Past Exhibition

The Lure of Old Master Print Series. Serial Thrillers highlights nine Old Master print sets, encompassing stories drawn from the Old Testament, Louis XV’s Versailles, and the storm-tossed voyages of Dutch sailing ships.

The exhibition honors Chief Curator Jeff Harrison, who recently retired after 33 years at the Chrysler. On his next-to-last day, he explained the rationale behind the exhibit this way: “From the beginning of my career at the Chrysler, I have looked to add Old Master prints—woodcuts, engravings, and etchings produced between the 15th and 18th centuries—to our European collection.

Albrecht Durer The Last Supper from The Large Passion
Albrecht Durer The Last Supper from The Large Passion Woodcut ca. 1497-1511
Chief Curator Emeritus Jeff Harrison
Chief Curator Emeritus Jeff Harrison, photographed at the entrance to the exhibition.

“Our great benefactor Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. was a brilliant collector of European painting and sculpture, but prints were of lesser importance to him.

They struck me, however, as an inspired and far less costly way to expand the imagery and themes of those other art forms.

“I have had the good luck to add important single print images to our collection, among them Albrecht Durer’s magisterial 1498 engraving ofThe Virgin and Child with the Monkey. But I have been more intrigued by print sets—multi-sheet series that, by virtue of their multiple parts, offer richer narrative possibilities and broader, more complex visions of time, movement, and space.

“Consider Andrea Andreani’s masterful nine-part woodcut series, The Triumph of Julius Caesar, in which a grand Roman imperial procession unfolds before the viewer as she walks along it from left and right. Or Durer’s Large Woodcut Passion, in which one of the central narratives of the Christian faith—the final sufferings, death, and resurrection of Christ—is fully and richly recounted in a succession of 12 incomparable prints.”

These works were on view from Oct. 1, 2015, to Jan. 10, 2016.

Andrea Andreani The Spoils and Weapons of War from The Triumph of Julius Caesar
Andrea Andreani The Spoils and Weapons of War from The Triumph of Julius Caesar Woodcut ca. 1593-99
Jan Muller A Roman Abducting a Sabine Woman
Jan Muller A Roman Abducting a Sabine Woman Engraving on laid paper ca. 1595-1600
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Chaos and Awe Exhibition
Through April 28, 2019

Chaos and Awe:
Painting for the 21st Century
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Ezra Wube Kaled
Through December 30, 2018

Ezra Wube: Tales of Home
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