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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

NORFOLK, Va. – (August 2013) – The Chrysler Museum Roadshow’s newest exhibition at the Selden Arcade explores some of the Chrysler’s best art featuring animals. Man’s Best Friends at the Selden Arcade, 208 E. Main Street, Norfolk, will be on view to October 19. Admission is free.

The exhibition features furry and feathered friends to beasts of burden, and even lions and tigers and bears. It’s an exploration of man’s link to the animal kingdom from ancient Egypt to contemporary times. Paintings, sculptures, glass and photography are on display, and works include Deborah Butterfield’s Kakiwi, a cast-bronze sculpture of a horse; Rosa Bonheur’s Bull, a late 19th-century bronze sculpture; Portrait of a Little Child, a 19th-century painting attributed to William Matthew Prior; and Elliott Erwitt’s photograph Cats and Dogs, Alabama, U.S.A. from 1974.

Exhibition programming includes a Second-Saturday Family Day titled Our Furry Friends on September 14 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Selden Arcade. Families are encouraged to bring their pets for a parade and to learn how to care for animals in association with the Norfolk SPCA. Pets will also be on hand for adoption. Participants can get ideas on how to take great pet photos from the winners of The Great American Dog and Cat Photo Contest sponsored by d’ART Center at the Selden Arcade.

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 One Memorial Place 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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