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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

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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College Programs

The Chrysler Museum of Art’s collections and special exhibitions provide a rich learning environment for a variety of college courses and faculty curriculum goals.

Explore our offerings below. Interested faculty members may contact Allison Taylor, Director of Education, for more information at 757-965-2046 or by email.

Group Tour
Tours

Experience guided or self-guided tours of the galleries and special exhibitions. Docents lead several highlight tours, including tours exploring the ancient worlds of Egypt, China, Greece and Rome; STEAM tours focused on the science of glass; and American art and history tours. Curriculum specific tours are available upon request. View tour topics

black and white totem-like graphic sculpture in the middle of a gallery
Visual Literacy and Writing Programs

Using the Museum’s collection, these programs can increase students’ ability to observe and write by facilitating interaction with works of art to develop visual analysis skills. Get details

Summer Internship Program

College students and recent graduates have the opportunity to explore museum careers through special projects. Apply for 2020

Portsmouth Public School tours, Winter 2018.
Chrysler Collegiate Museum Symposium

This annual spring symposium is an opportunity for students to hone their research, writing, and presentation skills. Research projects and papers must be on works or artists in the Chrysler’s collection; historical or cultural links to the Chrysler’s collection; or research relating to the museum field. Get details

two fish platters in a glass top case.
Curate Educational Exhibition

Faculty are encouraged to propose exhibitions using the Chrysler collection to strengthen coursework. These exhibitions are intended to serve as parallel classrooms and can be used to supplement courses through object-based inquiry, research, and learning. The exhibition and course must be offered during the same semester. Proposals will be vetted and approved by Chrysler staff.

Visual Literacy
and Writing Programs

Using the Museum’s collection, these programs can increase students’ ability to observe and write by facilitating interaction with works of art to develop visual analysis skills.

These hour-long programs include discussions and in-gallery activities and are facilitated by members of the Chrysler Museum of Art Education team.

For more information about visual literacy and writing programs, please contact Allison Taylor, Director of Education, at 757-965-2046 or ataylor@chrysler.org.

Visual Literacy Programs

The Chrysler strives to increase students’ ability to observe and develop visual analysis skills.

Students will:

  • examine and analyze a selection of artworks
  • form interpretations using visual evidence
  • hone observational and descriptive abilities
  • improve verbal and nonverbal communication skills
  • increase collaborative learning abilities

Writing Programs

The Museum’s writing programs allow students to interact with primary source material in a manner that can enhance their writing ability.

Students will:

  • broaden ideas about what constitutes a text
  • practice observation and collect evidence for use in analysis
  • learn a step-by-step process for visual analysis
  • determine how meaning emerges through the process of analytical discussion
  • consider the many lenses through which a text can be explored
  • discover how multiple valid interpretations can coexist and inform each other
  • apply secondary sources to a subject of analysis
  • increase collaborative learning abilities

Ekphrastic Poetry

Students will:

  • learn a step-by-step process for Ekphrastic poetry writing
  • hone observational and descriptive abilities
  • improve verbal communication skills

Collegiate Museum Symposium

This annual spring symposium is an opportunity for students to hone their research, writing, and presentation skills. Research projects and papers must be on works or artists in the Chrysler’s collection; historical or cultural links to the Chrysler’s collection; or research relating to the museum field. Students may present an alternative research idea which must be vetted by Museum staff. Participants will be selected by faculty.

Typical timeline:

  • early fall: student (s) are selected by faculty and meet with Chrysler staff
  • mid-fall: students’ research ideas are approved by faculty and Chrysler staff
  • mid-fall/early-spring: students conduct research, write papers, and prepare their presentations
  • mid-spring: students rehearse their presentations at the Museum
  • late spring: students present their research during a symposium at the Chrysler

Other parameters:

  • paper length of no more than 10 pages
  • presentation length of no more than 20 minutes

For more information about the symposium,  please contact Allison Taylor, Director of Education, at 757-965-2046 or ataylor@chrysler.org.

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