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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
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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

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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

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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Meet world-renowned glass artists

Visiting Artist Series

The Perry Glass Studio’s Visiting Artist Series brings the world’s top glass art talent to the Hampton Roads area. You’re invited to watch them work in the Chrysler Hot Shop.

Next in the series: Nancy Callan and Mel Douglas, March 7–10, 2019.

Complete details coming soon.

2018 Visiting Artists

Amber Cowan

Amber Cowan’s sculptural glasswork includes recycled, up-cycled, and second-life American pressed glass.

Jenni Kemarre Martiniello

As a contemporary urban-based Aboriginal (Arrernte) glass artist, Jenni Kemarre Martiniello’s aim is to produce a body of traditionally inspired works that pay tribute to traditional weavers and provide recognition for these ancient cultural practices.

Brynhildur Thorgeirsdottir working in the Glass Studio
Brynhildur Thorgeirsdóttir

Brynhildur Thorgeirsdóttir traveled from Iceland to share her glass casting process.

2017 Visiting Artists

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Micah Evans
Micah Evans

Micah Evans can be described as a glassmaking nomad, a Washington state native who started working with glass in the late '90s. He's lived/worked/taught in Miami, Fla., Penland, N.C., and Austin, Texas, and is well-versed in both glassblowing and flameworking.

Jay MacDonnell
Jay MacDonell

Jay MacDonell has worked for artists such as Benand Sebastian, Xu Bing, Angelo Filomeno, Bruce Mau, Catherine Chalmers, and Mildred Howard. He has taught workshops at The Bay Area Glass Institute in San Jose, Pilchuck Glass School, Espace Verre in Montreal and the Royal Danish School of Design.

2016 Visiting Artists

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Hank Murta Adams

A master of cast-glass sculpture and a favorite of glass art collectors, when he's not traveling and teaching Adams has a pretty good day job—Glass Studio Director at the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville, N.J.

Visiting Artist Series Rik Allen
Rik Allen

This space buff with a distinctive retro-futuristic style wowed a Studio audience that included NASA scientists. One highlight was creating in hot glass a prototype Mars explorer that the NASA scientists are currently working on in real life (and what Matt Damon drove in The Martian).

2015 Visiting Artists

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Emilio Santini

Born in the home of modern glass traditions, Murano, Italy, this immensely talented flameworker now lives and works in Williamsburg, Va. His stature as an artist is second only to his stature as a teacher.

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Toots Zynsky

As a young artist, she signed up for a glass class with Dale Chihuly on the day the furnace was being installed—before it was even in the course catalog. Decades later she's the master of a unique style, and heralded around the world for her flowing, colorful creations.

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Tom Moore

One of the top contemporary glass artists in Australia, Tom Moore uses his glass artistry to meld plants, animals, and machines. His humorous and whimsical pieces carry an environmental message.

2014 Visiting Artists

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Visiting Artist Series Sarah Gilbert
Sarah Gilbert

This artist and instructor from Portland, Oregon, won an international competition to become the first Minkoff Foundation 4Front Resident Artist. For more information on her work here, which involves creating glass art from casts of body parts.

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Richard Marquis

An artist known for whimsical creations infused with humor, Richard Marquis is also known as a teacher. He's been a major force in the American Studio Glass movement for so long, he has not one but two lifetime achievement awards.

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Martin Janecky

In the world of glass, certain areas of expertise pop up over and over again. Martin Janecky represents the Czechoslovakian wing. He started out trying to learn every technique he could master. Now he teaches those techniques.

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Nancy Callan & Katherine Gray

Nancy Callan represents both the Seattle glass scene and the Italian traditions as popularized by Lino Tagliapietra. She and Katherine Gray have worked, and taught, together at some of the top glass institutions in the world.

2013 Visiting Artists

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Beth Lipman in the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio
Beth Lipman

Our first artist in residence developed a conceptual art installation based on the life of Adeline Myers, the 19th century hostess at one of the finest homes in town.

Visiting Artist Series Laura Donefer
Laura Donefer

A big personality and a big player in developing the Canadian glass art scene, Donefer has drawn acclaim for everything from wearable art to amulet baskets.

Visiting Artist Series Gianni Toso
Gianni Toso

A recognized master of flameworked glass, the Toso family has been in the glass business for seven centuries. A highlight of his visit was a chance to repair a work a Norfolk woman had purchased from him in Italy decades ago.

Visiting Artist Series Fritz Dreisbach
Fritz Dreisbach

From motorcycle-riding hippy glassblower to the winner of a lifetime achievement award, Dreisbach brought to the Studio a first-rate talent and a lively enthusiasm.

2012 Visiting Artists

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Visiting Artist Series April Surgent
April Surgent

April Surgent studied glass production in Bornholm, Denmark as a teenager. In 2003, she received a scholarship to attend Pilchuck Glass School, where she learned cold-working and traditional cameo engraving techniques, studying with master Czech engraver and mentor Jiri Harcuba.

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Einar and Jamex de la Torre

Brothers Einar and Jamex de la Torre were born in Guadalajara, Mexico. Jamex started flame-working glass in 1977, attended California State University at Long Beach, and received a bachelor of fine arts degree in sculpture in 1983. Einar started work with glass in 1980 while also attending California State University at Long Beach.

Visiting Artist Series John Miller
John Miller

Miller's work is in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, and the Museum of Glass, Tacoma. Miller operates his own studio, Ring of Fire Hot Glass, where his focus is blown sculpture. His large-scale recreations of diner and fast food staples are among his most popular works.

Visiting Artist Series Debora Moore
Debora Moore

She has studied at both the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle and the Pilchuck Glass School. In 1998, she was accepted as a member in the African-American Design Archive at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution in New York.

Benjamin Moore, Dante Marioni, Janusz Pozniak
Benjamin Moore, Dante Marioni, Janusz Pozniak

These internationally acclaimed glass artists graced our studios for a week of public demonstration. You can normally find them at the Pilchuck Glass School outside of Seattle, WA.

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