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323 E. Freemason St.
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Noon–5 p.m.

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Reading Room
Wednesday-Friday
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed May 17-19, 2024

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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Visit our Museum Shop
and Zinnia 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

The 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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Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Visit one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

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One Memorial Place
Norfolk, VA 23510

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

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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.
Closed May 17-19, 2024

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 Zinnia 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

The 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

One Memorial Place
Norfolk, VA 23510

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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July 3, 2024

From Ice to Water: World-Renowned Glass Artist Peter Bremers Debuts a New, Ice Cold Collection at the Chrysler Museum of Art

Peter Bremers (Dutch, born 1957)
Melting Glacier I, 2023
Kiln cast glass
Courtesy of the artist
Photo credit: © P. Bremers

NORFOLK, VA (May 31, 2024) – The Chrysler Museum of Art is thrilled to announce Peter Bremers: Ice to Water will be on view in the Glass Project Space at the Museum, One Memorial Pl, Norfolk from Sept 5, 2024–Jan. 19, 2025.

Influenced by his journeys to Iceland and his meditations on the rapidly melting glaciers, Peter Bremers (Dutch, born 1957) debuts new work in Ice to Water. Eighteen sculptures inspired by the natural world are displayed alongside photographic images the artist captured during his explorations of these changing landscapes.

To the coastal community of Norfolk, Virginia, which the Chrysler Museum calls home, this group of artworks not only symbolizes the worldwide impact of climate change but also reflects challenges we face locally due to sea level rise.

“When Peter and I were discussing ideas for an exhibition of his work at the Chrysler Museum, he mentioned in passing that he was going back to Iceland and rethinking a series of sculptures inspired by melting ice,” said Carolyn Needell, Barry Curator of Glass. “I was thrilled to hear about this new direction because of its relevance to our Hampton Roads community, and I suggested that it be the focus for our show.”

Originally visiting Antarctica and the Arctic in 2001—journeys which served as the impetus for his Icebergs & Paraphernalia series—Bremers took a stance to highlight natural beauty while remaining neutral towards environmental issues. Now, twenty years later, Bremers was moved to revisit his Icebergs series at a moment when climate change has accelerated the retreat of glaciers.

“I can no longer ignore what we face daily,” the artist says. Simultaneously, Bremers reflects, “This impermanence is also full of beauty and wonder. From ice to water.”

EXHIBITION PROGRAMMING

First Thursday
Thursday, September 5, 6 p.m.
Whether living in Iceland’s frosty peaks or Hampton Roads’s vibrant landscapes, our natural landscapes are ever-evolving. Explore Peter Bremers: Ice to Water, view researcher Kieran Andrew Baxter’s short film on Iceland’s melting glaciers, engage with the Elizabeth River Project to appreciate the local efforts of addressing our changing landscape, and participate in art-making activities while enjoying a performance by the Norfolk Dance Collective.
Free

Teen Homeschool Studio
Tuesday, September 10, 1 p.m.

Twist and bend wire to create mind-bending abstract forms inspired by artwork from this exhibition.
$8 for Museum members, $15 non-members
Registration recommended

Homeschool Studio
Wednesday, September 11, 1:30 p.m.
Experiment with silk painting and color mixing inspired by flowing colors in Ice to Water.

Second Saturday Art Pop-Up
Saturday, September 14, 11 a.m.
Explore flowing, curvy forms to create a translucent sculpture using surprising materials inspired by works of art by Peter Bremers.
Free
Registration required

Pre-K Art Play
Thursday, December 4, 10:30 a.m.

Explore frosty findings and create wild and wet works of art.
Free

In Conversation with Carolyn Needell and Peter Bremers, Virtual
Thursday, December 5, 2 p.m.
Join us online for an intimate and illuminating look at Ice to Water followed by a live Q+A with the acclaimed sculptor Peter Bremers moderated by curator Carolyn Needell. Given the global impact of Bremer’s work, this program is online for the world to attend this unique glimpse into Bremer’s creative process.
Free
Registration Required

Community Panel on the Intersection of Climate and Art, Elizabeth River Project’s Ryan Resilience Center
Friday, December 6, 7 p.m.
Join this thought-provoking panel discussion exploring the intersection of climate and art. Featuring renowned sculptor Peter Bremers, local university scholars, and students to discuss the role of art in raising awareness, inspiring action, and fostering dialogue around pressing climate issues.
Free
Registration Required

Dinner with Peter Bremers, Glass Light Gallery & Hotel
Saturday, December 7, 6 p.m.
Set in the intimate setting at the Glass Light Hotel, this exclusive event offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a brief talk by one of the world’s foremost artists paired with a gourmet feast and wine.
$195 per person
Registration Required

Tickle My Ears
Thursday, January 15, 10:30 a.m.

Brrrr! It’s cold outside. What could be better than playing with ice and water and listening to warm stories that build babies’ vocabulary?
Free

 

This exhibition is organized by the Chrysler Museum of Art and curated by Carolyn Swan Needell, Barry Curator of Glass. Bremers’ work can also be found at Norfolk’s Glass Light Hotel, where his two monumental pink glass bunnies preside over the lobby and bar.

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This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

 

ABOUT THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART

The Chrysler Museum of Art brings art and people together through experiences that delight, inform, and inspire. Internationally recognized for its collection of more than 30,000 objects, including one the largest glass collections in America, the Museum also includes free admission, the state-of-the-art Perry Glass Studio, a full-service restaurant, shop, theater, works on paper space, and oversees the historic Myers House. The Museum boasts an ambitious schedule of exhibitions, events, and programs, and has been nationally recognized for its commitment to inclusion through its innovative gallery host program. For more information, visit chrysler.org. Follow on social media @ChryslerMuseum to receive the latest updates.

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