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Two-page briefing outlining everything from the strengths of our collection to notable recent exhibitions. Includes information on our building, our Glass Studio, and our museum shop, cafe and theater. Download.

Decades of work by civic leaders led to the creation and steady expansion of the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences. Then came industrialist Walter Chrysler Jr. and what is considered one of the greatest gifts to a single museum in American history. Download.

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Glass: From Tiffany to Tagliapietra.
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Contemporary Art: From 1945 to present day.
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Modern Art: From the turn of the last century to 1945.
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Decorative Arts: Antique furniture as works of art.
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Photography: From the Civil War to Civil Rights.
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American Painting & Sculpture: Copley, Homer, Benton and more.
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European Painting & Sculpture: Cezanne, Gauguin, Renoir and more.
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Ancient Worlds: Includes Egyptian, Greek, Mesoamerican and more.
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• The Museum opened in 1933 as the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences.
• Became the Chrysler Museum of Art in 1971.
• 220,000 square-foot building.
• Nearly 30,000 objects in the permanent collection spanning 5,000 years.
• Roughly 100 employees.
• Director: Erik H. Neil




Ansel Adams
Diane Arbus
Mathew Brady
George Bellows
Thomas Hart Benton
Gianlorenzo Bernini
Albert Bierstadt
George Caleb Bingham
Francois Boucher
Georges Braque
Henri-Cartier Bresson
John George Brown
Paolo Caliari
Mary Cassatt
Elizabeth Catlett
Paul Cezanne
William Merritt Chase
Chuck Close
Thomas Cole
John Singleton Copley
Jasper Francis Cropsey
Edgar Degas
Eugene Delacroix
Gustave Dore
Asher Durand
Albrecht Durer
Anthony van Dyck
Paul Gauguin
Jean-Leon Gerome
William J. Glackens
Jan Gossaert
Frederick Childe Hassam
Winslow Homer
Edward Hopper
Chauncey Bradley Ives
Franz Kline
John LaFarge
Karen LaMonte
Roy Lichtenstein
Harvey Littleton
Edouard Manet
Robert Mapplethorpe
Henri Matisse
Elizabeth Murray
Georgia O'Keeffe
Nam June Paik
Sir Joseph Noel Paton
Pablo Picasso
Giovanni Battista Pittoni
Jackson Pollock
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Auguste Rodin
Salvator Rosa
James Rosenquist
Theodore Rousseau
Mark Rothko
James Tissot
Helen M. Turner
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
Alfred Stieglitz
Tiffany Studios
Lino Tagliapietra
Howard Ben Tre
Andy Warhol
Susan Watkins
Benjamin West
Frank Lloyd Wright