About the Museum
If you peek over the construction fences adorned with famous works of art, you'll see the work that's going on to make the Chrysler better than ever.
The main building of the Chrysler Museum of Art is closed for renovations and will reopen in grand style in April, 2014. The $24 million project will add more gallery space for our world-class art collection, it will add amenities such as garden dining, and it will radically upgrade heating, cooling and lighting systems to reduce energy use.
In what we are calling the Chrysler Museum Roadshow, our art and our educators will be out all across Hampton Roads while the building is closed. We'll not only be doing joint exhibitions with partner institutions, we will be operating a satellite gallery in the Selden Arcade in downtown Norfolk.
For more information about our wonderful Museum— including the gift from Walter Chrysler, Jr., that is now considered one of the greatest single donations to an American museum in history— use the links at left. For a look and what's been presented in the past, and what is to come in the future, there's a photo gallery below. To keep up with the latest developments during this exciting project, check out our Renovation and Expansion Update Blog.