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Sep 2018

Explore 21st Century Notions of the Sublime in Exhibition of Contemporary Paintings

Chaos and Awe features 50 paintings from more than 30 national and international artists

Sep 2018

Colorful, Contemporary South African Beadworks Express Story of Tragedy, Hope and Healing

Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence features 21 colorful beaded artworks

Aug 2018

The Chrysler Museum Of Art Presents Exhibition Of Combat Aviation Paintings To Commemorate The 100th Anniversary Of The End Of World War I

The exhibition is presented in partnership with the Military Aviation Museum of Virginia Beach

Aug 2018

Photographer Ansel Adams' Esteemed 'Museum Set' On View In A New Exhibition At The Chrysler Museum of Art

The exhibition includes 25 works printed by the master landscape photographer and contemporary photographs inspired by his legacy

Jul 2018

The Chrysler Museum of Art Opens its First Interactive Gallery for Families

Wonder Studio combines the Chrysler collection with digital technology to offer an immersive art experience

May 2018

Wondrous Photographic Illusions by Vik Muniz to be featured in New Exhibition at the Chrysler Museum of Art

Comprehensive retrospective includes more than 100 works by the contemporary artist

Apr 2018

Chrysler Museum of Art to Receive $40,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The Art Works grant will support a 2019 traveling exhibition

Mar 2018

Chrysler Museum of Art Announces Robin Rogers as Perry Glass Studio Manager and Program Director

Rogers joined the Glass Studio team in 2011 as the Assistant Manager and Technician

Mar 2018

Chrysler Museum Highlights the Relationship between Photography and Time with Exhibition of Collection Works

Photographs Take Time will feature more than 70 works from the Chrysler Collection

Feb 2018

Chrysler Museum of Art Announces Carolyn Swan Needell as Barry Curator of Glass

Curator specializes in ancient and modern art, brings scholarly and practical experience

Feb 2018

Politics Becomes Art in Exhibition of Chinese Propaganda Posters

Economist and local professor shares more than 20 posters from his private collection

Jan 2018

Explore Faith and Power in Exhibition of Colonial-Era Spanish and Portuguese Art

Highest Heaven includes more than 100 objects drawn exclusively from the private collection of Roberta and Richard Huber


Oct 2017

A Fresh Look: Multiple Modernisms

The reinstallation of the McKinnon Galleries will highlight familiar and new works

Oct 2017

The Chrysler Museum Presents Works from Local Inmates

The exhibition will showcase works from inmates at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center

Sep 2017

Explore 100 years of NASA's Rich and Dynamic History

Journey through NASA’s history with more than 100 images

Sep 2017

Chrysler Museum of Art Announces Corey Piper as Brock Curator of American Art

Curator specializes in 19th-century and early 20th-century American Art

Sep 2017

Anderson Glass Collection finds home at Chrysler Museum of Art

Collectors pledge donation of 97 works in largest museum gift since 1971

Aug 2017

Chrysler Presents Comprehensive Look at Glass Master René Lalique

Enchanted by Glass features wide range of Art Deco and Art Nouveau works by French master

Mar 2017

Historical Photos Reveal Hardships and Hopes

Depression-Era Photography from the Chrysler Museum

Feb 2017

Explore the Infinite Possibility of Mirror Art

Works by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian go on view March 17

Feb 2017

The Moulin Rouge and the Bell Epoque Come to Norfolk

"The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec" to open March 10

Jan 2017

Chrysler Museum Appoints Meredith Gray as Director of Communications

Gray brings experience in strategic marketing, website development


Dec 2016

Chrysler Museum taps Work Program Architects

Firm Will Explore Possible Expansion of the Perry Glass Studio

Nov 2016

Kimberli Gant named McKinnon Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Curator known for trenchant exhibitions, scholarship, and international perspective

Nov 2016

Creativity resists conformity behind the Iron Curtain

Exhibition features the photographs of Ulrich Wust

Oct 2016

A Vermeer is Coming Here!

One of only 35 paintings in the world by the Dutch master comes to Norfolk for a six-week exhibition.

Sep 2016

Branding the American West

Chrysler is the Sole East Coast Venue for Innovative Show Mixing Art and Cinema

Sep 2016

Upcoming Exhibition Features Loaned Monet, Van Gogh

"Agrarian Ideal" Opens Oct. 7

Aug 2016

New Exhibition Looks at the Plight of the Pachyderms

Wendy Maruyama's "The wildLIFE Project" opens Sept. 22

Aug 2016

Norfolk-Born Artist Unveils New Video Installation

"Man With a Cigarette" by Brian Bress Opens Sept. 15

Jun 2016

Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits

Exhibition of Rock 'n' Roll Royalty Opens June 24

Jun 2016

Truth Booth Visits Norfolk June 24-25

Inflatable Video Confessional/Soapbox on a Nationwide Tour

Jun 2016

Women and the Civil Rights Movement

Exhibition of Chrysler Collection Photographs Features Stirring Selection of Iconic Images

Apr 2016

Harry C. Mann: Norfolk Photographer

Photography Exhibit Documents History of Norfolk's Boom Years

Mar 2016

New Light on Land

Landscape photography from the Chrysler Collection

Feb 2016

Edward Burtynsky: Water

Exhibition highlights challenges to humanity's most precious resource

Jan 2016

Norwood Viviano Exhibition

Artist Transforms Statistics into Blown-Glass Forms

Jan 2016

Lloyd DeWitt Named Chief Curator

Noted Scholar, Expert in 17th-Century Dutch Art, and Organizer of Acclaimed Exhibitions


Sep 2015

Saints and Dragons

Icons from Byzantium to Russia

Sep 2015

Norfolk, Chrysler Museum and Chrysler Glass Studio to Host International Conference

Glass Art Society Names Location of its 2017 Convention

Jul 2015

"Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera"

Nationally Acclaimed Exhibition Celebrates Art of Underestimated 1980s Photographer and Performance Artist

Jul 2015

Artist Beverly Fishman Tackles Medical Marketing

Presents Supersized Exhibition of Tough Pills to Swallow

Jul 2015

Arshile Gorky Straddles Old and New Worlds

Part of an Ongoing Exhibition Series With The National Gallery of Art

Feb 2015

Gifts from Japan

Landscape Woodblock Prints go on View for First Time in 54 Years

Feb 2015

The Art of Video Games exhibition celebrates creativity and technology

Explore the 40-Year Evolution of Electronic Gaming at the Chrysler Museum of Art

Jan 2015

Chrysler Collection Expands Thanks to Record Donor Event

Mowbray Arch Society Art Purchase Dinner Results in Five Accessions


Nov 2014

Saya Woolfalk Unveils New Work at the Chrysler

Acclaimed Brooklyn-based artist explores multicultural identity and consumerism

Oct 2014

Chrysler Becomes Thomas Cole Central

"Voyage of Life" on view with Cole works from the Chrysler colllection

Sep 2014

"Worn to be Wild" Comes to the Chrysler

A Journey of Function and Freedom Told by the Black Leather Jacket

Aug 2014

Groundbreaking Photography Series, "Larry Clark: Tulsa," Opens Aug. 30

Graphic Depictions of Middle America’s Youth Captured in Controversial Photographs

Aug 2014

Historic Willoughby-Baylor House Reopens

New Exhibitions Outline Norfolk History

Jul 2014

Celebrate 70 Years of Smokey Bear

August 9 Family Day Debuts Exhibition of Iconic Images by Rudy Wendelin

Jul 2014

Erik Neil Announced as New Director

Head of the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Md., to Succeed Retiring Director William Hennessey

May 2014

Richard Marquis is the first Glass Studio Visiting Artist of 2014

Winner of two lifetime achievement awards in glass art.

Apr 2014

Irene Leache Memorial Gift

Gifts to the Museum Include Masterworks of Medieval and Renaissance Art, Named Endowment for Curator of European Art

Mar 2014

Chrysler Museum of Art Makes a Splash

A 40-Foot Rubber Duck Will Float in the Hague as part of the Chrysler Museum of Art’s Grand Reopening

Jan 2014

Chrysler Museum Offers Crowdsourced Exhibition

Online voting to choose what will be on display in new exhibition

Jan 2014

Chrysler Museum Glass Studio to Host Sarah Gilbert

Innovative Two-Week Residency Begins Jan. 8


Dec 2013

Diane Wright to Join Chrysler Museum of Art

Barry Curator of Glass Begins Appointment in March 2014

Dec 2013

Chrysler Partners With Boys and Girls Club

Glass Studio to host Student Art Exhibition, Live Performance Jan. 3, 2014

Dec 2013

Glass Studio Staff, Associates Win Awards

Claimed nine of 16 awards in 26th annual juried exhibition by the Peninsula Glass Guild

Dec 2013

After-School Program Brings Youngsters to Glass Studio

Hands-on instruction provides creative learning experience

Dec 2013

Chrysler Rated Nation's No. 1 Museum for Financial Health and Accountability

Tops Among 296 Museums Reviewed by Philanthropic Evaluator Charity Navigator

Nov 2013

Fritz Dreisbach is our next Visiting Artist

Will be working in the Glass Studio Dec. 6-8

Oct 2013

TIME at the Selden Arcade

Exhibition combines video and local art to capture a year's worth of inspiration

Oct 2013

Chrysler Museum Acquires Three Works by Idelle Weber

Works to Be Displayed in Chrysler’s Newly Renovated Modern and Contemporary Galleries Following Completion of Museum Expansion

Oct 2013

Sarah Gilbert Selected as Inaugural 4Front Artist

Her Minkoff Foundation Residency Will Begin in January, 2014

Sep 2013

Museum Director to Retire in October 2014

Hennessey to Leave Behind Many Significant Accomplishments

Aug 2013

Man's Best Friends at the Selden Arcade

Free exhibition on view to October 19 inspires September Family Day partnership, adoption fair with Norfolk SPCA

Jul 2013

Chrysler Glass Studio Community Art Project

Artwork to be auctioned to benefit homeless children

Jul 2013

Italian Glass Master Gianni Toso Coming to Norfolk

To Be A Visiting Guest Artist at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio

Jul 2013

Chrysler Museum Acquires 19th-Century Glass Cameo Plaque

Two works by George and Thomas Woodall Reunited After Decades Apart

Jul 2013

Third Wednesday at the Glass Studio is So Hot It's Cool

More fun and flames in store for the third quarter

Jun 2013

"Allure of Ancient Egypt"

Free exhibition on view June 18 to August 17

Jun 2013

Chrysler Museum to Open Expanded and Renovated Building in April 2014

Redesign of the Museum’s Public Spaces and Exhibition Galleries Will Showcase Nationally Recognized Collection and Support New Interpretive Strategies and Initiatives

May 2013

Making and Meaning

Chrysler Teams With Old Dominion University on New Exhibition

May 2013

Blue Star Museums

Chrysler Offers Special Summer Benefits to Active Duty Military and Their Families

May 2013

The Chrysler Museum is a Magnetic Museum

One of six institutions so named nationwide

Apr 2013

Grey Matter

Exhibitions Showcases Chrysler Museum Glass Studio Faculty

Apr 2013

Chrysler Roadshow Takes Art Into The Air

Evening video projections feature YOU as the subject

Apr 2013

Glass Studio Visiting Artist

Laura Donefer Working Live in Public May 3-5

Apr 2013

Glass Studio Third Wednesdays

The Hottest Monthly Event in Town

Mar 2013

Chrysler Museum Presents "Adeline's Portal" by Beth Lipman

Artist to Create New Glass Work Inspired by the Moses Myers House

Jan 2013

American Treasures at the Willoughby-Baylor House

Roadshow exhibition includes favorites from the Chrysler’s collection of American art

Jan 2013

Third Wednesday at the Glass Studio

Provocative Evening Entertainment That's Free For Museum Members


Dec 2012

Au Revoir, Renoir

Closing Party Will Kick Off The Chrysler Museum Roadshow

Oct 2012

Pinaree Sanpitak

Museum Introduces Thai Artist to American Audiences

Sep 2012

Chrysler Adds Nick Cave Soundsuit to Collection

Cave was one of the artists featured in "30 Americans" exhibition

Sep 2012

Norfolk Society of Arts Lecture Series

Museum construction moves lectures to Harrison Opera House

Aug 2012

Jean Outland Chrysler Library Will Move

Part of a collaborative arrangement with Old Dominion University

Aug 2012

New Tiffany Exhibition

Collection Items Inspired by Nature

Aug 2012

Chrysler Museum Shakes Up Contemporary Collection

"Remix Redux" Opens Aug. 15

Jul 2012

Chrysler Museum adds John Henry sculpture to its collection

"Homage to Man Ray" installed outside on lawn

Jun 2012

Community Invited to Add Their Touch to Future House of Glass

Featured Guest Artists Working With Chrysler Museum Glass Studio

May 2012

Conway Named Barry Curator of Glass

Position Endowed as Part of the Chrysler Museum Capital Campaign

Mar 2012

Museum Announces Extensive Expansion and Renovation Plan

Initiative is major component of the Chrysler’s $45 million Capital Campaign

Mar 2012

Cities of Light

Collection Photographs Capture Essence of Modern City

Mar 2012

30 Americans

A Three-Decade Survey of African-American Artists

Feb 2012

Spring Flower Guild Demonstration

Patrice DuPuis In The Kaufman Theatre Feb. 21.

Feb 2012

Chrysler Museum Elevates Finger Painting To An Entirely New Level

Diamond Dust: An Installation by Judith Braun

Feb 2012

Chrysler Museum Hosts On Screen/In Person Film Series This Spring

Every Screening Includes A Chance To Talk With The Filmmakers

Feb 2012

Baldwin Lee

The South in Black and White

Feb 2012

Fired Up For Glass

Formal Partnership between Virginia Wesleyan College and the Chrysler Museum of Art Gives Students Unique Access to World-Class Glassblowing Studio

Jan 2012

Glass Studio Visiting Artists

Three leading contemporary artists kick off year-long series

Jan 2012

NSA Lecture Series

Featuring top experts from around the country


Nov 2011

remix Shakes Up Chrysler's Contemporary Art Collection

New installation reinterprets the way we look at contemporary art

Oct 2011

Chrysler Museum Opens Glass Studio

Will Bring its Extensive Glass Collection to Life

Oct 2011

Alex Mann Joins The Chrysler

New Joan and Macon Brock Curator of American Art

Oct 2011

Chrysler Gets Nostalgic in New Exhibition

Panoramic Photographs from the Kodak Colorama Campaign

Sep 2011

Rothko Exhibition Envelopes The Viewer and Challenges Their Sense of Being

Features five works on loan from the National Gallery of Art

Sep 2011

Our Community Collects

Local art connoisseurs provide a rare view into private collections

Aug 2011

Norfolk's Past Illustrated Through Kenneth Harris Exhibition

On View Through Jan. 29, 2012

Aug 2011

Norfolk Society of Arts Lecture Series Explores Art and Artists

First lecture with Dorothy Kosinski looks at the evolution of The Phillips Collection

Aug 2011

Into The Mainstream

Work of Self-Taught Artists in New Exhibition

Jun 2011

Summer Exhibitions and Events

Summertime is fun time at the Chrysler

Jun 2011

Cool It! at the Chrysler Every Thursday in July

Summer Music Series Pairs Regional Bands With Fine Art

May 2011

Charlotte Potter Joins the Chrysler to Manage New Glass Studio

State-of-the-Art Facility to Open in November

May 2011

Chrysler Museum Provides Free Admission to Military Families this Summer

More than 1,300 museums participate in Blue Star Museums program

Apr 2011

"Curious George Saves The Day: The Art of Margret and H. A. Rey"

On view April 27 through September 18, 2011

Apr 2011

Chrysler Museum of Art Commemorates the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War

The Civil War: Visual Perspectives, Then and Now on view through July 31, 2011

Mar 2011

Met Director to Conclude Norfolk Society of Arts Lecture Season

Last program will feature Thomas P. Campbell, Benefit Luncheon and Silent Auction

Feb 2011

Chrysler Museum of Art Presents "The Life of Christ" During Lent

James Tissot Exhibition to run March 23 - June 5, 2011

Feb 2011

"Tiffany Lamps: Articles of Utility, Objects of Art" to Open March 23

From the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in New York

Jan 2011

"American Masterpieces from the Batten Collection"

Extraordinary American Paintings Coming to the Chrysler

Jan 2011

WarmIt! at the Chrysler

Every Thursday in February