If you need anything during your visit to the Chrysler, look for the people wearing pale blue. Our Gallery Hosts are nationally recognized for their level of service, and they can answer most any question. Here are some questions they hear most often.
What are the hours of the Museum and the Glass Studio?
Tuesday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.
Monday and Select Holidays: CLOSED
Free glassmaking demonstrations at noon, Tuesday through Sunday.
Is there an admission fee?
No, admission to the Chrysler during the regular operating hours is always free.
What are the hours of Wisteria, the Museum’s restaurant?
The restaurant is open Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, noon–4 p.m.
What kind of art is in the building?
The Chrysler Museum of Art is home to a collection of nearly 30,000 objects spanning 5,000 years of history. Highlights include an impressive and comprehensive survey of European and American painting and sculpture, a world-renowned glass collection, a rich photography program, and art from African, Asian, Egyptian, Pre-Columbian, and Islamic cultures.
Does the Museum have wheelchairs/strollers?
Yes, both are available free of charge from the Welcome Desk.
How old is the Museum building?
The building opened in 1933 as the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences.
Why is this called the Chrysler Museum?
Walter P. Chrysler Jr., the son of the founder of The Chrysler Corp., was one of the great art collectors in American history. He married Jean Outland, a Norfolk native, and his collection came to Norfolk in 1971.
I have a work of art that I’d like appraised. Does the Museum provide this service?
The Museum does not provide appraisal or authentication information. Here is a list of resources you can contact: Appraisal and Conservation Resources
I would like to make my own art in the galleries, is that allowed?
We recognize the tradition of artists studying and copying master works in museums, and encourage you to use our galleries in this way. To ensure the safety of our collection and its enjoyment by all visitors, the Museum has established the a set of procedures. Please review them before your visit.
What are the benefits of memberships?
- Free admission to Third Thursdays at the Perry Glass Studio.
- Invitations to Members-only openings, events, and programs.
- 20% discount on Museum and Glass Studio classes and workshops.
- 10% discount in the Museum Shop and restaurant.
- Opportunities to participate in the Members-only Art Travel program.
- Inside scoop via email and the Chrysler Magazine.
Learn more about memberships.