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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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Third Thursdays

Live art performances monthly.
See the archive

Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
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Visiting Artist Series

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

Third Thursdays

Live art performances monthly.
See the archive

Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
See the team

Visiting Artist Series

Bringing the world’s top glass art talent to Hampton Roads
Find out more

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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ArtExhibitionsPast

The Eye That Follows: Photographs by Dawit N.M.

On View

March 20, 2020 — August 16, 2020

Located in

Frank Photography Gallery

Dawit N.M., Still from Mereba’s
Dawit N.M. (Ethiopian, b. 1996), Still from Mereba’s – Planet U music video, directed by Dawit N.M., 2018, Video still, Courtesy of the artist

Dawit N.M.’s story has many beginnings, including his early years in Ethiopia, his move to Hampton Roads, the catalyst for his interest in art, and more.

The Eye That Follows: Photographs by Dawit N.M. weaves the threads of his life together through images made in Hampton Roads, New York, and Ethiopia, as well as music videos and short films produced around the world.

 

 

Dawit N.M., Adam's Eye
Dawit N.M. (Ethiopian, b. 1996)
Adam's Eye, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 2017
Archival inkjet print
Courtesy of the artist

A native of Ethiopia, Dawit moved to Hampton Roads when he was six years old so he and his mother could reconnect with his father, who was in the U.S. Navy. Boredom during a snowstorm sparked Dawit’s interest in film through video games. The then ninth-grader taught himself the craft and committed to a career in filmmaking. He would later come to still photography, a media he had previously disregarded, while attending Old Dominion University and working for the campus newspaper. When his father suffered a stroke, Dawit turned to his newfound interest to understand his father’s illness, eventually launching a long-term project that took him to Ethiopia and back.

This exhibition chronicles these and other beginnings in his life with a multimedia meditation on seeing and not seeing, movement and immobility, and loss and devotion.

Dawit N.M., E.E.G.
Dawit N.M. (Ethiopian, b. 1996)
E.E.G. Virginia Beach, Virginia, 2017
Archival inkjet print
Courtesy of the artist
Exhibition Programming

Artist Talk with Dawit N.M.

Saturday, July 11 at 2 p.m.

Dawit N.M. creates visually striking photographs, music videos, and short films. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Norfolk, Dawit is thrilled to have his first museum exhibition, The Eye That Follows: Photographs by Dawit N.M., on view at the Chrysler. Hear from the artist and enjoy an appearance by Mereba, a musician and frequent collaborator. Seth Feman, PhD, Deputy Director for Art & Interpretation and Curator of Photography, will facilitate the conversation.

Cost: Free, Registration required. The Zoom link will be sent with the confirmation email.

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This exhibition is organized by the Chrysler Museum of Art.

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