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Moses Myers House

323 E. Freemason St.
Open Saturday and Sunday

Noon–5 p.m.

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Reading Room
Wednesday-Friday
10 a.m.–5 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
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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

Wedding & Event Rentals

The perfect place for your big day or special event. Get the details

In-person Tours

Group tours are available for groups of 20 or fewer. 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

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Location

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

Always Free Parking

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Visiting Artist Series

Bringing the world’s top glass art talent to Hampton Roads
Find out more

Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
See the team

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

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Planned Giving

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Moses Myers House

323 E. Freemason St.
Open Saturday and Sunday

Noon–5 p.m.

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Reading Room
Wednesday-Friday
10 a.m.–5 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

Wedding & Event Rentals

The perfect place for your big day or special event. Get the details

In-person Tours

Group tours are available for groups of 20 or fewer. 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

Visiting Artist Series

Bringing the world’s top glass art talent to Hampton Roads
Find out more

Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
See the team

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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August 14, 2020

The Chrysler Museum of Art Brings Singapore to Norfolk with a Film by Sarah Choo Jing

Sarah Choo Jing (Singaporean, b. 1990), Video still from Art of the Rehearsal, 2017, Three-channel video; duration: 00:02:50,
Courtesy of the artist

NORFOLK, Va. (July 15, 2020) – The Chrysler Museum of Art will transport visitors to Singapore with Art of the Rehearsal, on view Sep. 17, 2020–Jan. 31, 2021. The three-channel video work of Singaporean artist Sarah Choo Jing explores the myriad ethnic communities that make up the city-state of Singapore through traditional forms of dance. The film places viewers in a row of low-lying homes and shops on an empty street. As the music plays, dancers perform in front of doorways, behind doorways in shadow, on the street and on rooftops. Each individual is from a different ethnic group: Malay, Chinese and Indian.

“I first viewed Sarah’s work in 2018 when I had the privilege to curate InLight Richmond, an outdoor exhibition organized by 1708 Gallery and held on the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts campus. Her film was stimulating and masterful and encouraged me to think about what community is and what it means in a place I’ve never visited. I knew immediately that I wanted to present her work at the Chrysler,” said Kimberli Gant, Ph.D., the Chrysler’s McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art.

The title of the work references the rigorous physical and mental labor performers must endure to produce a final work. Jing says she seeks to present “the consistent determination of the performers. The emphasis here is on the process rather than on the final outcome.” By placing the performers in a public area such as a street, Jing collapses the defined space of theatre into the social space of the world. It is unclear if the artists are performing or rehearsing as many would find it difficult to discern the difference between the two.

Jing’s practice is based in film, photography and installation. Her works invite spectators to view private moments between individuals or couples, creating a sense that one is an unseen observer. Much of her work takes place in Singapore, allowing audiences to catch a nuanced glimpse of the incredible city and its citizens. Her settings are often hotels or places of transit such as trains, where individuals may not realize they are being observed. Yet, through them, viewers can relate to Jing’s characters, their feelings of isolation and loneliness and their desire to make meaningful connections.

Programming

Live with… Sarah Choo Jing
Saturday, Oct. 3
8 p.m. │ Free for Museum Members, $15 for non-members

Sarah Choo Jing will join us from her studio in Singapore to discuss Art of the Rehearsal, her three-channel video on view at the Chrysler. The work explores the diverse ethnic communities of Singapore through various forms of dance. The artist will chat with Kimberli Gant, Ph.D., the McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art. Meet us on Zoom for this lively conversation. Register at chrysler.org.

ABOUT THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART

The Chrysler Museum of Art is one of America’s most distinguished mid-sized art museums, with a nationally recognized collection of more than 30,000 objects, including one of the great glass collections in America. The core of the Chrysler’s collection comes from Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., an avid art collector who donated thousands of objects from his private collection to the Museum. The Museum has growing collections in many areas and mounts an ambitious schedule of visiting exhibitions and educational programs each season. The Chrysler has also been recognized nationally for its unique commitment to hospitality with its innovative gallery host program.

The Perry Glass Studio is a state-of-the-art facility on the Museum’s campus. The studio offers programming for aspiring and master artists alike in a variety of processes including glassblowing, fusing, flameworking, coldworking and neon.

In addition, the Chrysler Museum of Art administers the Moses Myers House, a historic house in downtown Norfolk, as well as the Jean Outland Chrysler Library. For more information on the Chrysler Museum of Art, visit chrysler.org.

 

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