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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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Completed in 1794, this former home now presents a mix of art and artifacts. See what's on view

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One Memorial Place,
Norfolk, VA
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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 former home now presents a mix of art and artifacts. More about the house

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Jean Outland Chrysler Library

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

About the Chrysler

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745 Duke Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
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Third Thursdays

Live art performances monthly.
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Studio Team

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Vestibule 102

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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 former home now presents 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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At the Perry Glass Studio

2014 Visiting Artist Series

Each year the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series brings some of the world’s top glass art talent to the Coastal Virginia area. The 2014 lineup, detailed below, included a long-time figure in the American Studio Glass movement, an innovative artist who has been blowing glass since he was 13, a long-time colleague of Lino Tagliapietra and a woman who has worked with top artists all around the world.

Jan. 8-22: Sarah Gilbert

The Robert M. Minkoff Foundation, in partnership the Chrysler Museum of Art, sponsored Sarah Gilbert as the inaugural artist for 4Front: Innovation from All Angles, a residency at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio.

Gilbert was selected after an international search and competitive submission process. Her project, Laboring, involved body castings of members from the Hampton Roads community, and will be the subject of an upcoming documentary. Selected pieces are now on view at the Studio.

Visiting Artist Series Sarah Gilbert
Sarah Gilbert at work in our Studio. In this project, her process starts with a body part cast. A mold is made via the lost-wax process. She prepares the glass then blows it into the mold.
2014 Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series Sarah Gilbert finished piece
An example of how Sarah Gilbert combined classic forms and human elements.

Gilbert, an artist and educator based in Portland, Oregon, is a graduate of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work spans a wide range of materials and processes, and is detailed in depth at sarahgilbert.net.

The Robert M. Minkoff Foundation is focused on furthering the use of glass in the field of contemporary art and advancing technical knowledge about glass art processes.

Visiting Artist Series Richard Marquis

June 5-8: Richard Marquis

You know you’ve had a good career when you have not one but two lifetime achievement awards. So it goes with Richard Marquis, one of the first Americans to ever work in a Venetian glass factory, and a major player in the American Studio Glass movement.

Born in Arizona and educated at Cal-Berkeley, his year in Murano, Italy came as the result of a 1969 Fulbright Scholarship. By 2010 his fame had grown to the point where he had come full circle. He had a solo exhibition in Venice.

 

His work often contains an element of humor, and he has pieces in museum collections across the United States and around the world. You can find his work not only in museums with strong glass collections—Corning or Toledo, for instance—but also in places such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York or London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

While widely considered a top-flight artist, he’s also proud of his teaching. As he explains on his website: “The effect of Venetian glassblowing techniques on American Studio Glass enabled glass artists to expand their technical vocabularies and, combined with new and experimental approaches, led to the redefinition of glass as an artistic medium.”

2014 Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series
https://vimeo.com/97998142

Aug. 7-10: Martin Janecky

Martin Janecky’s father was a technician in a glass factory, and even though what was being produced was completely functional, dishware and vases and things, he found something mesmerizing about molten glass. No surprise he started blowing glass when he was just 13.

Early on, he did whatever jobs necessary just to be around the glassmakers. His focus was on learning techniques because he knew that down the road, he didn’t want to make to vases. He wanted to make sculptures. Has he ever.

His Facebook page includes incredible examples of his human figures. This native of the Czech Republic is rapidly making a name for himself as both an artist and as an instructor. Recent American teaching stints include the Corning Museum of Glass, Toledo Museum of Art, Pilchuck Glass School and the Penland School of Crafts, NC. International teaching stints include stops in Holland, Turkey, Japan, and India.

Janecky is currently based in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Visiting Artist Series Martin Janecky
https://vimeo.com/104412009

Nov. 13-16: Nancy Callan & Katherine Gray

Nancy Callan and Katherine Gray are highly respected artists who travel extensively as part of the glass art scene and are considered among the finest glassblowers working in the United States today.
For more than a decade, Callan has been a member of Lino Tagliapietra’s glassblowing team and has traveled throughout the world as his assistant. Her work can be found in many museums and private collections, including the personal collection of Elton John.

https://vimeo.com/112657641

Gray is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and has won numerous awards. She originally studied furniture and lighting, but after investigating glass to get better at that kind of work, she fell in love with glass art. As she once put it: “I’m fascinated that glass is this ubiquitous material whose main purpose is to be invisible.”

Shown below is an interview with the two artists conducted by Charlotte Potter, our Glass Studio manager. Scroll down to see examples of their work.

Visiting Artist Series Callan and Gray
https://vimeo.com/112698971
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