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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.
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About the Library

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Willoughby-Baylor House

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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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

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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

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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745 Duke Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-333-6299

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Third Thursdays

Live art performances monthly.
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Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
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Vestibule 102

Work from local artists and studio assistants.
See what's on view now

The Masterpiece Society

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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

2015 Visiting Artist Series

This year’s artists included Emilio Santini, Toots Zynsky, and Tom Moore.

Feb. 26–March 1: Emilio Santini

The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio launched this year’s Visiting Artist Series with an internationally acclaimed guest who hails from both an hour away and worlds away.

Emilio Santini lives in nearby Williamsburg, but was born on the island of Murano, Italy—a place well-known and greatly admired for its history of glassmaking. Like many families from this tiny part of Venice, the lineage of glassmakers in his family goes back hundreds of years, so his career path was nearly inevitable.

2014 Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series Emilio Santini
From the Chrysler Collection, Emilio Santini, Urna, blown lampworked glass, sandblast-frosted with oil pastel, 1997. Click image to enlarge.
2014 Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series Emilio Santini

His ready sense of humor is apparent in Urna, a glass sculpture in the Chrysler’s collection. This perfectly balanced and elegantly symmetrically urn is elongated to the point that is no longer a useful object. Look closer and you’ll see a series of black and white monkeys with interlocking arms, flipping and falling every which way. Perhaps this is Emilio’s way of showing off his incredible skill while letting us know he is thinking about playfulness and connectivity—and how mixing humor with serious talent can ultimately lead to success.

https://vimeo.com/121292306
2014 Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series Toots Zynsky

September 10-13: Toots Zynsky

The glass art career of Toots Zynsky began at the beginning of the American Studio Glass movement.

In the early ’70s at the Rhode Island School of Design she was studying glass art under Dale Chihuly, and to underscore what a momentous time this was, her fellow classmates read like a who’s who of modern glass art—Therman Statom, James Carpenter, Bruce Chao, and Dan Dailey. She was part of the pioneering group that helped Chihuly establish the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington state.

 

2014 Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series Toots Zynsky, Sfida, filet de verre
Toots Zynsky, Sfida, filet de verre (fused and thermoformed glass threads).
2014 Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series Toots Zynsky at work

In 1983 Zynsky left for a three-week trip to Europe and wound up living abroad for 16 years. She’s been based in Providence, R.I. since her return.

While known for her skillful use of color, much of her work has been done in black, grey, and red, what she calls “powerful colors, life-and-death colors.” She has work in more than 70 museum collections around the world.

To watch a short YouTube video featuring an interview with Zynsky, click here. The video was produced by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery.

October 16-18: Tom Moore

Tom Moore is an Australian glass artist who likes to combine natural and industrial elements and place them into dreamlike landscapes.

His creations, including Plantbird, Torpedoshark, and Potatofishcar blur the line between plants, animals and machines. He says he is inspired by sites such as old wrecked cars that have been overgrown by plants, what he calls “the triumph of nature over industry.”

2014 Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series Tom Moore
Tom Moore at work in our Studio.
2014 Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series Tom Moore
Tom Moore, Confederacy of Amalgamated Figments, 2013.

The graduate of the Canberra School of Art is currently working on his Ph.D. He’s spent the last dozen years at Jam Factory in Adelaide, a combination studio/gallery art space. He’s described there as “one of Australia’s leading contemporary glass artists.”

https://vimeo.com/143612285
From the Collection