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About the Chrysler Museum of Art

The Chrysler Museum of Art Will Reopen
on May 10, 2014

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We are nearing the end of a $24 million renovation and expansion.
• Get a briefing here.
• View latest details here.
• Help with the last $1 million of a $45 million campaign here.

SHOWN BELOW: The art, long packed away and protected, will be back on view come May. Click any image to enlarge.

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A Beautiful Facility for Weddings or Corporate Events

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We offer a magnificent setting supported by skilled event staff and preferred vendors.

Private functions can be held in the Museum, our gardens, or even the Glass Studio.

Learn more here.

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One of the Best Collections for a Museum of Our
Size—Anywhere

Over the years, a lot of people have contributed to the strength of our collection. The difference maker between our institution and other mid-sized museums was one of the greatest Museum gifts in American history. It came from Walter Chrysler, Jr.

One of America's Six Magnetic Museums, and from Charity Navigator, the Nation's Most Fiscally Responsible Museum

Two authors searching for the most innovative American Museums settled on six prime examples, and we were one of the Magnetic Museums.

The nation's top philanthropic evaluator gives us four stars for how we handle your money. When Charity Navigator did its holiday gift guide, we learned we were the highest ranked museum in America.

For other news stories about the Chrysler Museum of Art, including exciting new acquisitions, click here.

Our Studio: Glass as Art, Glass Art as Performance Art

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Our Glass Studio opened Nov. 2, 2011, and ever since has offered daily demonstrations, visiting artists, a full range of classes, and glass art as performance art.

Considering the Chrysler has one of America's top collections of glass art, the fit is perfect. Come visit.

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Historical Research and Two Historic Houses

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The Jean Outland Chrysler Research Library, with more than 100,000 volumes, is one of the best art libraries in the Southeast. And we keep history alive in downtown Norfolk with two Historic Houses on Freemason Street.