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323 E. Freemason St.
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Jean Outland Chrysler Library

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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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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

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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

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Visiting Artist Series

Bringing the world’s top glass art talent to Hampton Roads
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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
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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The Totality of Time Lusters the Dusk

On View

January 15, 2022 — June 19, 2022

Located in

Glass Projects Space

Lauren Fensterstock (American, born 1975), The Totality of Time Lusters the Dusk (Installation Detail View), 2020, Glass, Swarovski crystal, quartz, obsidian, onyx, hematite, paper, Plexiglas, wood, cement, lath, and mixed media, Image courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Claire Oliver Gallery, Photo by Albert Ting

In this immersive installation, artist Lauren Fensterstock transforms a gallery within the Chrysler Museum of Art into a darkened and glittering cosmos.

Using the labor-intensive technique of mosaic, Fensterstock encrusts her three-dimensional sculptures of a comet and three rain clouds with a mixture of materials, including crystals, black glass, obsidian, onyx, and hematite. These sculptures are suspended from the ceiling, hovering over a lush garden landscape of black cut-paper grass and Plexiglas lakes. The installation invites the viewer into a mysterious world that transcends the earthly and heavenly realms.

 

 

“Fensterstock’s choice of semi-precious and glittery materials, including glass, lends her artwork an inescapably seductive quality. In addition, the artist’s signature black color palette invites the viewer to look more closely in order to see clearly.” – Carolyn Swan Needell, Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass

 

 

 

Lauren Fensterstock (American, born 1975), The Totality of Time Lusters the Dusk (Installation Detail View), 2020, Glass, Swarovski crystal, quartz, obsidian, onyx, hematite, paper, Plexiglas, wood, cement, lath, and mixed media, Image courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Claire Oliver Gallery, Photo by Ron Blunt

Fensterstock’s work captures the power and awe of natural phenomena. The artist explores how weather and celestial activity have been used by humans as metaphor; this is an especially potent idea in our current age of extreme weather and changing climate amid a devastating global pandemic. The black color and mirror-like shine of Fensterstock’s chosen materials allow the artist to refer to scrying, an ancient practice that uses dark reflective surfaces to see visions of the future. This installation is the first in a new series for the artist. It is inspired by early literary sources like The Book of Miracles, a richly illustrated sixteenth-century German manuscript.

 

 

Lauren Fensterstock (American, born 1975), The Totality of Time Lusters the Dusk (Installation Detail View), 2020, Glass, Swarovski crystal, quartz, obsidian, onyx, hematite, paper, Plexiglas, wood, cement, lath, and mixed media, Image courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Claire Oliver Gallery, Photo by Albert Ting
Lauren Fensterstock (American, born 1975), The Totality of Time Lusters the Dusk (Installation View), 2020, Glass, Swarovski crystal, quartz, obsidian, onyx, hematite, paper, Plexiglas, wood, cement, lath, and mixed media, Image courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Claire Oliver Gallery, Photo by Ron Blunt

Commissioned by The Renwick Galleries of the Smithsonian American Art Museum for the 2020 Renwick Invitational, on loan from Claire Oliver Gallery, NY and the Artist.

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Through March 6, 2022

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If You Thirst for a Homeland: Flame-worked glass by Dafna Kaffeman
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