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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.
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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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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

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Location

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

Always Free Parking

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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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Studio Assistantship Program

Further your career and join us in Norfolk.
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The Masterpiece Society

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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

2016 Visiting Artist Series

This year’s artists included Hank Murta Adams and Rik Allen.

Oct. 20-23: Hank Murta Adams

Hank Murta Adams is one of the most imaginative, experimental, and collectible glass artists working today. As a RISD student (’78) he was painting portraits and landscapes before he met Dale Chihuly. That led him to glass studies at Pilchuck, Penland, and the Appalachian Center for Craft.

He developed a style that mixed humor with undertones of madness or cynicism, subversion or sadness. His signature heads often appear as if the nerves are on the outside. As one reviewer put it, his works are “heroic in scale, but anti-heroic in character.”

Born in Philadelphia in 1956, Murta is currently the Glass Studio Creative Director at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville, N.J.

Hank Murta Adams, Herman
Hank Murta Adams, Herman, 2003, cast glass and copper. © 2011 Hank Murta Adams. This exhibition made possible by Signature Financial Management and the generosity of the lenders.
2016 Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series Hank Murat Adams at work
Hank Murta Adams shown with his "ocupatto" works. It's a technique where glass is blown into a metal mold, but the visual interest comes in the piercings of the forms and the molten glass that is extruded through the openings. Do not try this at home: The tin cans must be carefully pre-treated before the glass is blown.
2016 Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series Hank Murat Adams
Creating openings in the molds. The cans will be specially treated later. Do not try this at home.
2016 Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series Rik Allen

March 3-6: Rik Allen

Our thanks to Rik Allen for bringing his retro-futuristic rocket visions to life while working live before our Studio audience.

Allen arrived at the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington state in 1995 and spent more than a decade working as a team member for one of the giants in glass art, William Morris. His reputation for exceptional glass finishing skills grew during this time, and in 2005 he and his artist wife established their own glass and sculpture studio. The two have placed works in top collections around the world and have traveled extensively to teach glass technqiues to students of the craft.

His work is clearly influenced by science and visions of space travel, but Allen says there is more at work here than what’s immediately obvious. One key is that it’s not sleekly futuristic. It’s a vision of the future from the past.

2016 Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series Rik Allen
2016 Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series Rik Allen work

“My work is as much about outer space as inner space,” he said. “At first glance, the work may seem to be all about the exploration of the cosmos, but a closer look reveals more humble elements that speak of memory and transparency, revealing inner and outward perspectives.

“By incorporating elements that appear worn and experienced, as well as vestiges of an earlier era, I hope to give the work a sense of experimentation, invention, and exploration,” he continued. “My intent is to open up the imaginations of viewers whose own narratives shift as their minds move from exterior perspective of these vessels to inner possibilities.”

As befitting a space-inspired artist, during his time in Virginia, Allen visited with NASA scientists in our area. His work to create what NASA Langley Research Center engineers call a MMSEV is shown below. The real-life version of what he was building is scheduled to explore Mars in the late 2030s.

From the Collection