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Moses Myers House

323 E. Freemason St.
Open Saturday and Sunday

Noon–5 p.m.

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

By Appointment
Tuesday-Thursday

10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

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

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

Studio Assistantship Program

Further your career and join us in Norfolk.
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.
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Moses Myers House

323 E. Freemason St.
Open Saturday and Sunday

Noon–5 p.m.

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

By Appointment
Tuesday-Thursday

10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

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

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

Studio Assistantship Program

Further your career and join us in Norfolk.
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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At the Perry Glass Studio

2013 Visiting Artist Series

The goal of the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series is to bring some of the world’s top glass art talent to the Hampton Roads area, and the 2013 lineup did not disappoint.

March 16-24: Beth Lipman

Beth Lipman worked live in our Studio, and her work culminated in the conceptual art installation Adeline’s Portal at the Moses Myers House. There’s a legend Adeline Myers, a 19th century resident of the home, died of a broken heart.

Beth Lipman in the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio
Beth Lipman in the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio with an enlarged version of Adeline's needlepoint sampler.
2013 Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series Beth Lipman Glass Art
2013 Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series Beth Lipman
Visiting Artist Series Laura Donefer

May 3–5: Laura Donefer

Known for her colorful artwork and colorful personality, Laura Donefer thrilled Studio audiences May 3-5, 2013, producing her signature glass amulet baskets, which combine colorful blown glass, beads and found objects.

Donefer was born in Ithaca, N.Y. and was raised in Quebec, Canada. She trained as a glass artist at Sheridan College and has been using glass as the primary medium in her work for more than 25 years.

Her work has been exhibited at the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Japan, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Hammelev Arts and Culture Centre in Denmark, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre in Kingston, the Museo del Vidrio in Mexico, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in China.

August: Gianni Toso

Gianni Toso, creator of one of our most popular glass items in our collection (a very witty chess set) comes from a family with a seven-century—that’s not a misprint—tradition in Murano glass blowing. He was accepted into the local fine arts academy for glassblowers at age 14, and in 1967, at the age of 24, he opened a studio in Venice. He’s been at it ever since, and is considered one of the world’s great artists working in lampworked glass.

Visiting Artist Series Gianni Toso
2013 Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series Gianni Toso

Toso burst into the spotlight after his work was promoted by Salvador Dali, but he had a fine line to walk in the early ’70s. The Glass Studio Movement was taking off, bringing a fresh sharing of ideas, but his family secrets of the great Italian glassmaking traditions had literally been held under penalty of death for centuries, and Toso had to be careful about what he could and could not share.

Here’s what made the difference as the secrecy broke down over time—this is glass as art, not a proprietary product. For that shift in thinking, glass art fans will be forever grateful. His August 2013 visit was one of our most well-attended sessions ever.

2013 Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series Gianni Toso

Fritz Dreisbach

With a career spanning five decades, Fritz Dreisbach is universally recognized as one of the pioneers of the American Studio Glass Movement.

Visiting Artist Series Fritz Dreisbach

Dreisbach is the holder of multiple academic degrees, and it was while he was studying at the University of Wisconsin in 1967 that he was introduced to the work of another Glass Studio Movement heavyweight, Harvey Littleton.

Over the course of a 35-year teaching career, Dreisbach has made stops at more than 100 institutions, including the Toledo Museum of Art, the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington, and the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.

Dreisbach was a founding member of the Seattle-based Glass Art Society in 1971, and in 2002, the society he helped found presented him with a lifetime achievement award.

You can find Dreisbach’s work in top musuem collections across the country and around the world, from the Smithsonian to the Corning Museum of Glass, from the Glasmuseum Frauenau in Germany to the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark.

From the Collection