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"Allure of Ancient Egypt"

Free exhibition on view June 18 to August 17

Norfolk, Va. – (June 2013) – The Chrysler Museum Roadshow continues with the newest exhibition at the Selden Arcade. The Roadshow brings major works of art and events into the community during 2013 while the Museum undergoes a major expansion and renovation.

The Allure of Ancient Egypt at the Selden Arcade, 208 E. Main Street, Norfolk, will be on view June 18 to August 17. Admission is free.

What is it about ancient Egypt that still intrigues us today? This selection of hand-carved hieroglyphs, funerary sculptures, jewelry, and photographs and paintings of the great monuments from the Chrysler Collection reminds us why ancient Egypt has inspired artists since the time of the pharaohs.

The exhibition will include programming for children over the summer including a Second- Saturday Family Day on July 13 from noon to 3 p.m. Children and families can learn what every mummy needed to know to survive in the ancient Egyptian underworld and will make a pyramid treasure box to take home. The Family Day is free and open to the public.

The Museum’s education department has also planned a summer arts camp for kids, Act Like An Egyptian, to be held at Christ and St. Luke’s Church in Norfolk. There will be two sessions: July 15 to 19 for ages seven to nine, and July 22 to 26 for ages 10 to 13. The camp is a partnership with the Virginia Stage Company, and campers will create an original play with costumes, scenery, and props to perform on the last day. Reservations are $175 for Members, $275 for all others and details are available at Chrysler.org.

The Chrysler Museum of Art is one of America’s most distinguished mid-sized art museums with a world-class collection of more than 30,000 objects, including one of the great glass collections in America, and a new Glass Studio. The Museum campus is located at 245 West Olney Rd., in Norfolk.  The Chrysler Museum is closed during 2013 for a major expansion, but the Museum has organized off-site exhibitions throughout the region. The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio and its two historic houses are open. The Glass Studio, located at 745 Duke St., Norfolk, is open Wednesday to Sunday with free glass demonstrations at noon. The Willoughby-Baylor House, 601 E. Freemason St., and the Moses Myers House, 323 E. Freemason St., Norfolk are open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free at these venues. To learn more about the Chrysler Museum Roadshow exhibitions and regional events,  call (757) 664-6200. 
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Contact Cindy Mackey
cmackey@chrysler.org
(757) 754-4553

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