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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
Currently closed

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

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

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Third Thursdays

Live art performances monthly.
See the archive

Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
See the team

Visiting Artist Series

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

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Meet the Masterpiece Society

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
Currently closed

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

Third Thursdays

Live art performances monthly.
See the archive

Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
See the team

Visiting Artist Series

Bringing the world’s top glass art talent to Hampton Roads
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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Our History

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FAQ

HOURS
Members-only: Tuesday, June 16–Friday, June 19
Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the hours of 10-11:30 a.m. are reserved for visitors over 60 and those who are at higher risk for severe illness.

FREE TIMED TICKETS
The Museum will re-open with a limit of 25% of normal capacity. Reserve your Museum tickets and tickets for the Glass Studio Noon Demo.

STAY HOME IF SICK
If you’re experiencing any signs of illness, please delay your visit.

ENTERING THE MUSEUM
At the main Museum entrance, please only enter through the doors specified “Entrance.”

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Museum staff will increase the cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched objects and surfaces. Plexiglass barriers will protect employees and guests from direct contact at the Museum Welcome Desk, Glass Studio Welcome Desk, Education Lounge, and the Museum Shop. Read the full list of updated safety guidelines.

FACE COVERINGS
Visitors ages 3 and up+ are required to wear a face covering. The use of face coverings is mandatory for employees, volunteers, and vendors in all common areas until further notice. Disposable masks will be available for a recommended donation of $2.

GLASS STUDIO DEMONSTRATIONS
The Perry Glass Studio hopes to offer demonstrations with limited capacity and appropriate distancing. Reserve your tickets.
Classes at the Glass Studio will remain suspended until at least July 15.

ASK A GALLERY HOST
If you have questions, Gallery Hosts, wearing blue, are throughout the building and happy to help.

PROTECT THE ART
Experience the art by looking at it for as long as you like. Please help us preserve the works in our galleries by not touching the art, leaning on walls or pedestals, or running through galleries.

MUSEUM SHOP
Capacity will be limited to four people at a time, and guests will be asked to swipe their own credit cards. If you prefer to shop online, visit shop.chrysler.org.

CLOSED SPACES
The Wonder Studio, the Museum’s interactive family gallery, as well as the Library Reading Room will remain closed until further notice.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Take pictures of your favorite works, but help us keep the art safe by not using a flash, tripod, or selfie stick. When you get the perfect shot, share it with us on social media @chryslermuseum and use #ChryslerMuseum.

FOOD AND DRINKS
The Wisteria Café Dining Room is closed. Grab and go selections will be available from the Wisteria Café. We invite you to enjoy your food and beverages at the tables in Huber Court or in our gardens. Food and drinks are not permitted in the galleries.

VISITING WITH CHILDREN
We are excited to welcome the next generation of museum enthusiasts. Children can explore the galleries on foot or in a stroller. Please do not carry children on your shoulders.

ARTISTS WELCOME
Feel free to sketch in our galleries with dry media (pencils, crayons, pastels). Wet media (watercolors, paint, etc.) are allowed with advanced permission. Please contact our Registration Department at 757-965-2030 or artists@chrysler.org.

Exhibitions on View

Through January 24, 2021

Alejandro Cartagena: Photo Structure / Foto Estructura
Exhibition Details

Through January 31, 2021

Art of the Rehearsal
Exhibition Details

Through April 1, 2021

Regeneration: Works from the Fall 2020 Glass Studio Assistants
Exhibition Details

Through July 3, 2021

Clear as Crystal: Colorless Glass from the Chrysler Museum
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During your visit

2014 Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series Tom Moore

Perry Glass Studio

Discover how masterpieces in the Chrysler’s glass collection were made.

The state-of-the-art facility presents free live glassmaking demonstrations Tuesday through Sunday at noon and a variety of classes for all skill levels.

Learn more about the Glass Studio

Our History

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Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences

THE MUSEUM BUILDING

The Chrysler Museum of Art opened in 1933 as the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences. Since then, the Museum has been expanded six times. Today, the 220,000-square-foot Museum features more than fifty galleries, a restaurant, and a theater.

NORFOLK SOCIETY OF ARTS

The Norfolk Society of Arts (NSA), established in 1917, was born from the Irene Leache Foundation, an organization established in honor of a teacher devoted to bringing the arts to Norfolk. The NSA was founded “to stimulate and further the interest in art in Norfolk and to establish an art museum.” The NSA took its first major step toward bringing a museum to Norfolk in 1923 by creating The Museum Building Fund. By 1926, NSA member Florence Sloane was leading the efforts to garner financial support. Florence and her husband, William, were textile mill owners and art connoisseurs from New York. Their former home is operated today as the Hermitage Museum and Gardens.

In 1927, the NSA secured the future museum’s first collection objects, Harriet Frismuth’s Play Days and Lillies, Lanterns, and Sunshine, a painting by Helen Turner. The NSA’s free lecture series was established in the 1950s and continues to bring notable curators, historians, architects, journalists, professors, and others to the Chrysler. Read more about the NSA

Long Gallery. October 1939. Case of enamel given by The Misses and Mr. Goldsborough Sapell in memory of their parents at left of picture; Flower Market by T. van Hieneman 30.2.1: Lillies, Lanterns and Sunshine by Helen M. Turner, N.A. Am - 27.1.1 (oil); The Plaud, Pardon, Brittany - George Warton [sic- Wharton] Edwards. N. A. Am - 1869/59 - 1950, 35.5.2 (oil); Spirit of Life bronze - Daniel Chester French, N.A. 1850-1931, 26.4.1.

WHO WAS WALTER P. CHRYSLER, JR.?

Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. (1909–1988), the son of the founder of the Chrysler Corporation, was one of America’s preeminent collectors. He focused his acquisitions largely on twentieth-century art, American and Old Master paintings, sculpture, and glass.

In 1971, Chrysler’s wife Jean, a Norfolk native, encouraged him to gift much of his collection to the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences after his collection outgrew a space in Massachusetts. The institution was renamed in his honor.

Read more about Walter

Walter Chrysler, Jr. with a sarcophagus

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