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Links: The Chrysler Museum in the News

• In the Best Bets for Fall, artsy-editions, we earned four mentions in The Daily Press of Newport News. In Veer magazine, we got one recommendation.

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• Our Barry Curator of Glass, Diane Wright, is on the cover of the September issue of Tidewater Women magazine.

• An unusual local angle in this story about our exhibition Celebrating Smokey Bear: Rudy Wendelin and the Creation of an Icon. You can find a higher level of detail at Veer magazine.

• Charlotte Potter, when not working as our Glass Studio Manager and Program Director, is a gifted glass artist in her own right. Her solo exhibition was reviewed by Teresa Annas of the Virginian Pilot.

• Our incoming director, Erik Neil, was interviewed by Inside Business.

• The announcement that Erik Neil will replace the retiring William Hennessey as Chrysler Museum Director drew coverage from, among others, ArtFixDaily, the The Daily Press of Newport News, and the Virginian-Pilot. As an example of how far the story traveled in the art world, here's an article in French.

• Sarah Cascone of ArtNet stopped in after our reopening to check us out. Here's her report: "Tuned Up Chrysler Museum Shines in Virginia."

• At the Virginian-Pilot, it fell to Hyunsoo Leo Kim, Brian Clark, Vicki Cronis-Nohe, and Teresa Annas to say goodbye to Rubber Duck. At WVEC, it was LaSalle Blanks with the deflating news.

• WTKR reported on the last day of the visit by Rubber Duck. Since the lead says it's "the rubber duck that has invaded everyone’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds for the past week," we'll add that the total reach of the Museum Facebook page during the 10-day visit topped 1.6 million.

• In the midst of Duck Mania, one of the nicest stories ever written about us appeared in Arts + Culture Texas.

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• Via WTKR, Rubber Duck makes a splash in Norfolk, followed by a second story "What’s the deal with the big duck?" The station's viewer-submitted slideshow got so many pictures, they posted a second page.

• From WHRO, a Rubber Duck time-lapse movie by Daniel Harrell, a feature story by Shannon Bowman, and, of course, a slideshow.

• From WAVY, a Rubber Duck feature story and a slideshow.

• Via NorfolkTV, may Rubber Duck consider Norfolk "The best location I've ever visited."

• From Teresa Annas and Bill Tiernan of the Virginian-Pilot, coverage of Rubber Duck's first day floating in the Hague.

And they called it ducky love comes from AltDaily.com.

• Via the Virginian-Pilot, a preview story on Rubber Duck by Teresa Annas with a sidebar on the question: "Is it art?"

• From WVEC, a slideshow on Rubber Duck and a slideshow on the reopening.

• A review of our newly reopened Museum on Yelp.

Hyperallergic is a hip artsy outfit out of Brooklyn. A reporter stopped by to check out our newly renovated museum.

• WTKR did a dandy preview story right before our reopening.

• WAVY did two features on our reopening, one from The Hampton Roads Show and one from a nightly newscast.

• On Sunday, May 4, the Virginian-Pilot published a big feature on our reopening. The online version includes bonus interactive content.

• On Sunday, May 4, the Daily Press of Newport News published an in-depth look at the architectural changes to our building. In a nutshell, it seems bigger on the inside.

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• Museum Director Bill Hennessey was the morning guest on The Tide, 102.1. You can hear just the interview, (the eclectic music has been edited out) in an mp3 format right here. The story of the countdown chain is of particular note.

• Chris Reckling of The Hampton Roads Show went behind the scenes at the Museum for one of his Reck on the Road segments.

• Bonfire magazine won't be published until May 16, but here's a Facebook preview from their tour.

• ArtDaily found our wonderful gift from the Irene Leache Memorial newsworthy. It got a mention on the Nord On Art blog, too.

• Via Tidewater Women magazine, meet our Education Director Anne Corso.

• Our reopening is the cover story for the April edition of Coastal Virginia magazine.

• Our upcoming visit by Florentijn Hofman's Rubber Duck was featured on I Want Pop.

• By way of the Virginian-Pilot, here's a feature on Luke Jerram's Chrysler Chandelier.

• From WTKR 3, a behind-the-scenes look at our renovation and expansion.

• From WAVY 10 evening anchor Tom Schaad, a photo essay from behind the scenes at the Chrysler.

• Chrysler Director William Hennessey said today he has one last major acquisition target before his retirement—C.M. Coolidge's Dogs Playing Poker. Perhaps we should mention the April 1 publication date.

• Flipkey, a blog from the travel site TripAdvisor, researched the "most fascinating and most talked-about museums in each state across the country." The Chrysler made the list.

• From the Virginian-Pilot, "Giant rubber duck coming for Chrysler's reopening." Now to be precise, Florentijn Hofman's Rubber Duck actually arrives on May 17, which is a week after our reopening on May 10, but we understand how headline writing goes.

• Glass Quarterly has an interview with our Glass Studio Manager Charlotte Potter in which the focus is her latest artistic projects.

• From the Virginian-Pilot, an update on our expansion and renovation project

2013

• Beginning in March, Diane C. Wright will be our new Barry Curator of Glass. You can find coverage at UrbanGlass.org, ArtDaily.com, and HamptonRoads.com.

• From HamptonRoads.com: "Performance with glass morphs into new art form."

• "Chrysler Museum's renovations on schedule and within budget" says a report in Inside Business.

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• In one way this is a story about our Museum. In another way, it's about a female artist finally getting her due. Here's a wonderful story about Idelle Weber artworks via the Virginian-Pilot. You can also find coverage of the acquisition at Blouin ArtInfo.

• The Glass Quarterly blog covers Sarah Gilbert being awarded the 4Front Residency at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio.

• A look at the Kindred Spirits exhibition, our cooperative effort with Old Dominion University, by way of the ODU student newspaper.

• It didn't take long for the accolades to start rolling in. From The Virginian-Pilot, Chrysler Museum director to retire in a year.

• Here's a fantastic essay in a most unexpected place. A New York consultancy that specializes in law firms in particular, and the legal profession in general, found valuable management lessons from a "magnetic" art museum. That museum is the Chrysler.

• The Glass Art Society takes a look at our Glass Studio assistantship program in their publication GAS News.

• The headline in the Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet says it all: While the Chrysler Museum Renovates, the Glass Studio Innovates.

• From the Durham, N.C. Herald-Sun, a thoughtful review of how the North Carolina Museum of Art integrated our loaned works into their permanent collection.

• From Glass Is More a story about our call for glass artists to take part in our upcoming Minkoff Foundation Residency.

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• One way to tell if your museum has made a significant acquisition is to see it covered by The New York Times. It was also the subject of a nice feature in The Virginian-Pilot and was also picked up by ArtDaily.org.

• Our Glass Studio manager, Charlotte Potter, will be joining her rock-star sister at a Vermont festival this fall. In this interview in Rolling Stone, Grace Potter has a colorful way of describing Charlotte's contribution.

• A sweet story about keeping alive the memory of Felrath Hines. We have some Hines artwork in our collection and we're mentioned in the story.

• When visiting Norfolk, include a stop at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio. So says the travel blog Wanderlust and Lipstick.

• Via ArtFixDaily, a look at one of the authors of a new book on Magnetic Museums. The Chrysler is one of the six museums featured in the book, and you can read a review here.

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• The Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet is on the story of how our redesigned glass galleries will be so closely integrated with our Glass Studio.

• The Southern Pines Pilot writes about our loaning several masterpieces (including works by Degas, Renoir and Rodin) to the North Carolina Museum of Art.

• Joe Flanagan of WVEC Channel 13 has quite a following for his "Joe's Job" segments, and he recently tried glassblowing in our Glass Studio. So--has the news business lost a total pro, and has the glass world found its next great artist?

• It's pretty prestigious, being named a Magnetic Museum. We haven't started talking about it yet, because the book is not officially out, but here's a story about a museum that just couldn't wait.

• Our exhibition Airborne as covered by the Art Media Agency and ArtDaily.org.

• A really nice feature story about the buildup to the debut of Airborne by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. It's from The Virginian-Pilot.

• Turns out WAVY 10 anchor Tom Schaad is a pretty good photographer. He can write a fine essay, too, as is the case here as he visits the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio.

• "A surprising heap of glass items." The Virginian-Pilot looks at Adelines Portal, a Moses Myers House installation created by conceptual artist Beth Lipman.

• We are proud to present two new videos related to our Third Wednesday performance series at the Glass Studio. The first comes from our friends at AltDaily.com, and it builds off a recent Glass Theatre performance. The second comes from noted photographer (and videographer) Echard Wheeler and his blog Red Meat and Gin.

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• "The Mystery of Glass" is the headline on a marvelous feature about our Glass Studio in Distinction Magazine.

• At the Glass Studio, our Third Wednesday events are a hit. See photos from our Glass Theatre presentation on a wonderful local blog, Red Meat and Gin.

• The Daily Press of Newport News did an appreciation of our exhibition American Treasures at the Willoughby-Baylor House.

2012

• WVEC-TV stopped by to do a feature story just a few days before we closed for renovations. You can see the video here.

• The Virginian-Pilot featured our "Au Revoir, Renoir" party and looked at our plans for the Chrysler Museum Roadshow.

• A feature story in the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot by Teresa Annas looked at Glass Studio Manager Charlotte Potter and her exhibition Charlotte's Web.

• Mark St. John Erickson of the Daily Press of Newport News took an in-depth look at our Tiffany exhibition.

ArtNews.com examined how military veterans are portrayed in the art world. The article includes our Suzanne Opton exhibition.

• Judith Braun, who worked live before a Chrysler Museum audience in creating her Diamond Dust mural, got a really nice write-up in The London Daily Mail.

• From Old Dominion University, the Mace and Crown looks at the running, stomping and shouting related to our Pinaree Sanpitak exhibition.

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• The Cox 11 program Hot Ticket hosted a conversation with Museum Director William Hennessey. The topic is the Suzanne Opton exhibition, Many Wars.

• The Rhode Island School of Design boasts a crazy-long list of powerhouse alumni. An online RISD magazine just tracked down three alumni who work at our Glass Studio.

• Artdaily.org publicized our bringing the art of Pinaree Sanpitak to a U.S. audience.

• A travel writer adds up all the attractions in Norfolk, and our Museum tops the list. The full story is at BoardingArea.com

• A newspaper out of Madrid got wind of our Many Wars exhibition. You can read the 20 Minutos story here. En espanol, of course.

• A great local photographer and friend of the Museum stopped by the Glass Studio while two visiting guest artists were in town. See Echard Wheeler's work at Red Meat And Gin.

• The local NBC affiliate, WAVY 10, stopped by our Glass Studio while we had guest artists in town. A well-done piece and only two minutes long.

• There's an impressive exhibition at the Muscarelle Museum in Williamsburg featuring ancient Athenian pottery. It includes some works of ours. When a Museum is renovating, it's a good time to send works out on loan.

• Nick Cave just keeps moving up when it comes to respect in the art world. Art Daily covers our acquisition of one of his soundsuits.

• The talented team at our Glass Studio hit the streets with a mobile hot shop to delight people taking part in a local street festival. You can learn more about the Granby Street Meet, Greet and Imagine event here.

• Every month we host lectures sponsored by the Norfolk Historical Society. Here's a YouTube version of last month's lecture about the impact Florence K. Sloane had on arts in our area.

• From ArtDaily.org: As part of an ongoing partnership between the Chrysler Museum of Art and Old Dominion University, the Jean Outland Chrysler Library will move from the Museum into a new art building on the ODU campus in early 2014. Details here.

• We believe we operate the best art research library in the South. Big news. It's going to have a brand new home in 2014.

• Our new Tiffany exhibition, a kind of best-of show thanks to our construction and renovation, earned a mentioned in ARTFIXdaily.com. Showed up in ArtDaily.com, too.

• A wonderful overview from The Virginian-Pilot about all kinds of things happening at the Museum, keyed to our new Tiffany exhibit.

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• ArtDaily.org, a well-read publication in this field, has an article about our new sculpture by John Henry

• Here's a special note for our out-of-town readers. Urban Times did a wonderful article on how Norfolk is a spectacular city for healthy dining. Our Museum is mentioned towards the end.

• WTKR Channel 3 stopped by to see John Miller, our Glass Studio Visiting Artist, create a giant Doumar's ice cream cone.

• Virginia Business has a story about our construction partner in our expansion and renovation project. The full details are here.

• Teresa Annas of the Virginian-Pilot looks at the stories behind Baldwin Lee's photography.

• Rare to see a columnist talking about a museum on an op-ed page. Thank you, Mr. Luzzato.

• A lofty goal of our Glass Studio supporters is to see this region become an East Coast hotspot for glass art. That won't happen overnight, but so far so good.

• Family Travel Magazine asks if a fine arts museum full of gorgeous and fragile glass can be kid-friendly. The answer at the Chrysler is yes.

• A new title for the Chrysler's Kelly Conway, thanks to our capital campaign. Glass Quarterly is on the story.

• A lovely blog post about Debora Moore, a Glass Studio Visiting Artist, from Coming East. The tagline of that site is "living life one sunrise at a time," and the post speaks eloquently about the value of supporting your local museum.

• A wonderful article in AltDaily about the Mic Fiend Cafe. We were quite happy to host these poetry slams.

• The TV show Norfolk Perspectives includes a look at our expansion and renovation plans. You can find our Director, Bill Hennessey, at the 15 minute mark.

• The Virginian-Pilot details our expansion plans in an article that includes architectural diagrams.

• The Daily Press of Newport News covers our expansion and renovation announcement.

• An experienced art museum visitor weighs in on the Chrysler. It's a well-written post.

• An art show featuring works by art teachers. Some really fine work, according to the Chrysler curator who judged the show. The Daily Press story is here.

• An in-depth discussion of our 30 Americans exhibition. You can see it on YouTube; it's a production of the Cox 11 Hot Ticket program.

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• "An exhibit that's wrapped in secrets." The Daily Press of Newport News reviews our "30 Americans" exhibition here.

• Our 30 Americans exhibition is now open, and the Virginian-Pilot highlights seven artworks from the show. The story is here.

• A really impressive overview of our Glass Studio from the Cox 11 program Hot Ticket. You can find it on YouTube here.

• Always a treat when our supporters show up in Virginia Living. Online, it's in e-book form, so click here and then navigate to page 48.

The Virginian-Pilot checked in our Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series. It's a good story.

The Virginian-Pilot found out about our expansion plans a full month before we were ready to announce them. The story is here. The final vote to make it official is in late March.

• Our new education director lights up the set of Norfolk Perspectives. Anne Corso chats with Bob Batcher about our new exhibition of Baldwin Lee photographs. If you don't want to watch the entire episode, Anne's segment begins at the 22:57 mark.

• There are folks at this Museum who believe we are the perfect place for a first date. Via AltDaily.com, here's a tale from one.

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Art Fix Daily looks at our Cities of Light exhibition. Click the image to enlarge. Click here to read the story.

• Our Museum is known as one of the most beautiful venues in the area for a wedding. Here are some photos from a recent wedding, and congratulations Kaitlin and Matthew!

• A travel writer visits the Norfolk History Museum at the Willoughby-Baylor House. The full story is here

• Be sure to catch Mark St. John Erickson of the Daily Press discussing our remix exhibition. It contains an insightful balance of the criticisms and the compliments of our art collector namesake, the late Walter Chrysler Jr.

• The Visit South travel blog stops in at the Moses Myers House. You can learn about that historic house and the Museum's connection to it here.

• We have a very cool photography exhibtion opening in February, and here's an interview with the photographer, Baldwin Lee, via the Knoxville News Sentinel.

• Foodies rejoice! A travel writer plugs Norfolk as a destination and does so for a unique reason. Once you're done eating, The Gadling blog has nice things to say about local attractions, including our Museum and Glass Studio.

• Some advice for tourists visiting Norfolk. Visit our Glass Studio early in your visit because it will take a day for your artwork to cool. The tip comes via Go Nomad, which said nice things not only about us, but about our city, too.

2011

• Wonderful family stories connected to our exhibition of Kenneth Harris watercolors of Norfolk. The details are here, by way of the Virginian-Pilot.

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• We have a weakness for first-person blog posts. Here's one from Coffee And A Book Chick.

A first-hand experience in our Glass Studio by way of the Daily Press. Here's a similar piece from the Virginian-Pilot.

• Imagine a signed, original Warhol—or a signed, original Lichtenstein— costing only $12. Seriously. The story is here.

• Local TV stations covered our Glass Studio opening. Find the roundup here.

• From Tidewater Community College, a photo feature on their students working in our brand new Glass Studio. A nice YouTube video is available, too.

• Our new Glass Studio is the topic of discussion on Norfolk Perspectives, hosted by Bob Batcher. Watch the clip here.

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Museum Director William Hennessey discusses our new Glass Studio on the Norfolk Neighborhood Network. Click the image to play the clip..

• ArtFixDaily picked up on how we have done a remix on our Modern and Contemporary Art collections.

• We're especially pleased when we draw the attention of travel writers. Take a peek at Travel Plus Wine visiting the Glass Studio.

• Serious glass art fans follow Glass Quarterly and its blog, which just did an in-depth article on "The story behind the Chrysler Museum of Art's new glass studio."

• Two Glass Studio stories of note from the Virginian-Pilot, one a nice overview of the studio's rock 'n' roll attitude and one documenting a visit from a glass art maestro.

• How often do you see art-related subjects on a newspaper editorial page? The Virginian-Pilot has lots of things to say about our new Glass Studio.

Our Colorama exhibition got some attention in Spain. Nice article for people who know Spanish.

• Our Rothko exhibition and the concurrent Virginia Stage Company Rothko play RED has kicked up some interest. Here's a feature from The Virginian-Pilot, and here's another.

Art Knowledge News picked up on the incredible quality contained in our Community Collects exhibition.

One of our paintings on loan to a prestigious art museum in London

Our exquisite Degas, Dancer with Bouquets, is on loan to the Royal Academy of Arts in London. When the Reuters news service covered the opening, they posed a famous dancer in front of our famous painting. Click image to enlarge.

• Mark St. John Erickson of the Daily Press offers a feature on our exhibition of Civil War images.

AltDaily.com with a wonderful story about our Curious George exhibition through the eyes of a three-year-old. Read it here.

Art Daily picked up on our Kenneth Harris exhibit. Read all about it.

Curious George as a Holocaust survivor story. The Christian Broadcasting Network looks at the backstory behind our latest special exhibition. See the piece here.

Art Knowledge News did a nice story on our upcoming Kenneth Harris exhibition. That site is run blog-style, without permalinks, so you'll have to search for Chrysler Museum of Art when you get there. Great story and three big pictures.

• Our special exhibition Curious George Saves The Day is featured on WHRO's "Norfolk Perspectives." Host Bob Batcher interviews both the famous monkey and Museum Director Bill Hennessey. Our segment runs from 18:12 to 23:20.

• An artsy blog has a lot of nice things to say about our Museum. The Daily Telecraft piece has lots of photos of our collection highlights.

• A conversation with the head of the new Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, Charlotte Potter, as conducted by the blog at Glass Quarterly. You can find the announcement of her hiring at ArtDaily.org.

• From Altdaily.com, the joys of an afternoon at the Chrysler Museum.

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• From Virginia Wesleyan College, Music Profressor Lee Jordan-Anders and her contributions to the Chrysler Museum of Art iPod app. (You can download the app for free here.)

• From the Daily Press in Newport News, the little-known story of the origin of Curious George.

• From the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, an interest rekindled after years away.

• From the Christian Broadcasting Network, coverage of our Life of Christ special exhibition.

• The headline says it all: Norfolk Museum Resurrects Art of Jesus

• From the Daily Press in Newport News, a look at our new Tiffany lamps exhibition (with slideshow) and a look at the new James Tissot: Life of Christ exhibition (with photogallery).

• A profile of our new curator for modern and contemporary art from the Virginian-Pilot. Amy Brandt wants to present "important, cutting-edge work."

• The Daily Press in Newport News tells the story of two Boncori paintings that are now hanging side by side after centuries of being apart. Read Mark Erickson's story here.

• Other museums are taking note of the success of our Tickle My Ears events for children. Read all about it.

• A gallery director on a 75-day, 12,000-mile trip through 45 art communities across the United States stops in at the Chrysler: "Hands down it is by far one of the best collections of art we have had the pleasure of viewing." Read the entire post here.

• Insightful piece from AltDaily.com that not only captures the essence of our current Daniel Rozin exhibition, it also deals with a key question. Why do people think they have to see everything in just one visit? Read the article here.

• The Fox 43 Hampton Roads Show featured the Chrysler in a Postcards From Hampton Roads segment. You can catch the well-done piece here.

• An incredibly generous act. Nine American masterpieces go on loan to the Chrysler as promised gifts. The details are here, via The Virginian-Pilot

2010

• Our Elizabeth Catlett exhibition will be closing soon. If you are wondering about seeing it before it's gone, read this wonderful article by The Virginian-Pilot.

• The Daily Press in Newport News did an outstanding video of our Daniel Rozin exhibition. Did a very nice slide show, too.

• See coverage of our glass studio announcement in the Virginian-Pilot and the Daily Press, and catch the archived TV news story from WAVY. A highly respected journal in the glass-art world, Glass Quarterly, put us on their blog and our story was also picked up by the influential ArtDaily.org. You can find us on Seattle Glass Online and there was even a story in the International Business Times

• ODU economists looked at the Chrysler Museum as part of their State of the Region study. Read the positive report here.

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• Veer Magazine wrote about our London Calling exhibition.

• AOL Travel said to see the Chrysler Museum on a Virginia Beach vacation.

• We participated in the Blue Star Museums program to support our local service men and women, and all military families.

• Spirit Magazine from Southwest Airlines included the Chrysler Museum among the top Hampton Roads attractions.