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Past Exhibitions

Photographic Histories

May 10, 2014 — Aug 17, 2014

Photographic Histories

Photographs from the Chrysler collection outline the multiple threads of photographic history. This exhibition features works from top photographers and spans eras from egg-white prints to the digital age.

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Drawn From The Vault

May 10, 2014 — Jul 27, 2014

Drawn From The Vault

A selection of drawings and prints—light-sensitive objects that cannot be put on long-term display.

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Florentijn Hofman's Rubber Duck

May 17, 2014 — May 26, 2014

Florentijn Hofman's Rubber Duck

Rubber Duck, the playful giant sculpture by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman makes its first East Coast appearance—floating in the Hague Inlet right outside our front door.

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TIME

Oct 29, 2013 — Jan 11, 2014

TIME

At the Selden Arcade

The Chrysler teams up with local artists to present a sweeping look at the magical properties of time in an exhibition at the Selden Arcade.

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American Treasures

Jan 2, 2013 — Dec 29, 2013

American Treasures

At The Willoughby-Baylor House

With our main building closed for renovation and expansion, more than 50 of our best works of American art find a new home for 2013. Admission is free, and the exhibition is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

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Classical Traditions

Apr 17, 2013 — Nov 24, 2013

Classical Traditions

At the Moses Myers House

A selection of the Chrysler Museum's best Neoclassical paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts will be on view at the Moses Myers House in downtown Norfolk.

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Kindred Spirits

Sep 21, 2013 — Nov 17, 2013

Kindred Spirits

ODU Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries

Old Dominion University art professors match their artwork with companion pieces from the Chrysler Collection.

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Art That Asks the Big Questions

Jul 8, 2013 — Nov 5, 2013

Art That Asks the Big Questions

Tidewater Community College, Olde Towne Portsmouth

More classics from the Chrysler collection remain on public view as the Visual Arts Center at Tidewater Community College in Olde Towne Portsmouth hosts a Chrysler Roadshow exhibition.

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Man's Best Friends

Aug 27, 2013 — Oct 19, 2013

Man's Best Friends

At the Selden Arcade

This Roadshow exhibition at the Selden Arcade features some of our best works featuring animals.

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The Allure of Ancient Egypt

Jun 18, 2013 — Aug 17, 2013

The Allure of Ancient Egypt

At the Selden Arcade

The Chrysler Museum Roadshow presents a selection of Egyptian art and artifacts at our Selden Arcade gallery. Free admission.

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Making and Meaning

Jun 1, 2013 — Aug 11, 2013

Making and Meaning

ODU Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries

An intriguing series of selections from the Chrysler collection by the Old Dominion University art history faculty showcases how the medium is part of the message.

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Grey Matter

May 3, 2013 — Jul 20, 2013

Grey Matter

At the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts

The talented artists who staff the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio get their very own exhibition. With our building closed for renovation, we're taking our show on the road.

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Let's Go Shopping

Mar 19, 2013 — Jun 8, 2013

Let's Go Shopping

At The Selden Arcade

As part of the Chrysler Museum Roadshow effort to keep our art on view during renovations, we present Let's Go Shopping at the Selden Arcade. See a Warhol on your lunch hour!

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The Nexus

Jan 25, 2013 — Apr 28, 2013

The Nexus

At Virginia MOCA

At the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Arts in Virginia Beach, The Nexus, an exhibition that includes 20 works from the Chrysler Museum collection.

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Airborne

Apr 19, 2013 — Apr 28, 2013

Airborne

By Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

As part of the Virginia Arts Festival, we present an interactive outdoor installation by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Airborne.

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Hindsight is Always 20/20

Jan 26, 2013 — Mar 10, 2013

Hindsight is Always 20/20

Our first exhibition in the Selden Arcade features a clever political series created by R. Luke DuBois. Admission is free.

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Diamond Dust

Feb 11, 2012 — Dec 30, 2012

Diamond Dust

Finger Painting at an Entirely New Level

New York artist Judith Braun created a massive mural live in our Museum from Feb. 11-17. Using nothing but her bare hands and fine dust, her finished piece is a work to behold.

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Cameo Performances

Jun 29, 2008 — Dec 30, 2012

Cameo Performances

Masterpieces of Cameo Glass from the Chrysler Collection

There's a simple reason this is our longest-running exhibition. It's spectacular.

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Many Wars

Sep 19, 2012 — Dec 30, 2012

Many Wars

Photography by Suzanne Opton

Noted photographer Suzanne Opton portrays veterans from World War II, the Cold War, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Pinaree Sanpitak

Oct 13, 2012 — Dec 30, 2012

Pinaree Sanpitak

The Chrysler Museum of Art presents an important solo exhibition by Pinaree Sanpitak, the first time this large-scale responsive installation has been shown in the U.S.

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The Natural Beauty of Tiffany

Aug 18, 2012 — Dec 30, 2012

The Natural Beauty of Tiffany

Selections from the Chrysler Museum

Presenting an intimate display of the best of the best, this Tiffany exhibition features a garden of blown glass flowers and some of the rarest and most expensive lamps known.

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Remix Redux

Aug 15, 2012 — Dec 30, 2012

Remix Redux

A Fresh Mix For Our Modern And Contemporary Galleries

Consider it the gallery version of shuffling of the deck. When it comes to our contemporary art collection, we're uniting new items on display with contemporary classics, and we're organizing the artwork via fresh new pairings and themes.

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Journeys

Nov 29, 2012 — Dec 30, 2012

Journeys

From the Governor's School for the Arts

From the talented students at the Governor's School for the Arts, a juried exhibition and a group project now on view.

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Upstairs/Downstairs:

Oct 10, 2012 — Dec 30, 2012

Upstairs/Downstairs:

Masterpieces From The Chrysler Collection

This exhibition keeps on display some of the Chrysler's best-known and most-popular works. Construction and renovation meant a new gallery for these works, not storage.

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Glass Studio Visiting Artist

Nov 14, 2012 — Dec 30, 2012

Glass Studio Visiting Artist

April Surgent

April Surgent takes glass cameo carving, an art form that dates back centuries, and gives it a contemporary twist.

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Charlotte's Web

Oct 13, 2012 — Dec 30, 2012

Charlotte's Web

Traditional Glass Cameo With A 21st Century Twist

Centuries-old techniques in glass cameo carving get a 21st century twist when applied to the 864 Facebook friends of Charlotte Potter.

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Glass Studio Visiting Artists

Sep 12, 2012 — Oct 28, 2012

Glass Studio Visiting Artists

Einar and Jamex de la Torre

An exhibition of the wildly imaginative and incredibly layered work of Einar and Jamex de la Torre, glass artists born in Mexico and now exhibited all over the world.

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Cities of Light

Feb 15, 2012 — Oct 21, 2012

Cities of Light

Photographs from the Chrysler Collection

Photographs focused on the energy and vitality of the modern city, a source of poetic and visual inspiration for photographers across generations and continents.

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Baldwin Lee: The South in Black and White

Feb 8, 2012 — Aug 26, 2012

Baldwin Lee: The South in Black and White

A Deep Feeling For His Subjects And Their Stories

The epic photographic journey of a young photographer and his old-fashioned camera on a wooden tripod.

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John Miller

Jul 5, 2012 — Aug 26, 2012

John Miller

Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series

An exhibition of the work of John Miller, a specialist in turning fast food and diner staples into super-sized, blown glass objects.

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30 Americans

Mar 16, 2012 — Jul 15, 2012

30 Americans

Masterpieces of Contemporary African-American Art

A powerful exhibition of the most important contemporary artists of our time. From Robert Colescott and Jean-Michel Basquiat to Kehinde Wiley and Nina Chanel Abney, "30 Americans" surveys the most significant artistic contributions of the past three decades.

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Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series

Apr 25, 2012 — Jun 10, 2012

Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series

Works by Debora Moore

As part of the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series, we present an exhibition of the delicately beautiful floral glass art of Debora Moore.

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Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series

Jan 27, 2012 — Mar 18, 2012

Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series

Moore, Marioni and Pozniak

As part of our Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series, we present a special exhibition of works by Benjamin Moore, Dante Marioni and Janusz Pozniak.

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Remix

Nov 2, 2011 — Mar 17, 2012

Remix

A Fresh Look At Our Modern And Contemporary Art Collections

This exhibition cuts across the usual compartments of art history to offer viewers a new way of exploring modern and contemporary art.

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Portraits of a City

Aug 17, 2011 — Jan 29, 2012

Portraits of a City

Views of Norfolk by Kenneth Harris

In 1950, the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences—today the Chrysler Museum of Art—decided to commission a series of views of Norfolk. The city was about to embark on a massive renewal effort, and these watercolors documented what was soon to be lost to history

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Mark Rothko: Perceptions of Being

Sep 28, 2011 — Jan 22, 2012

Mark Rothko: Perceptions of Being

The Chrysler’s own No. 5 (Untitled), 1949, serves as the centerpiece of this focused exhibition of work by the great abstract expressionist.

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Colorama

Oct 15, 2011 — Dec 31, 2011

Colorama

For 40 years, travelers at New York's Grand Central Terminal passed under one of the greatest advertising campaigns in history—massive color transparencies proudly trumpeting Kodak film. Honored here in exhibition form, the pictures are both a time capsule and a technical tour de force.

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Into The Mainstream

Aug 10, 2011 — Dec 31, 2011

Into The Mainstream

Self-Taught Artists from the Garbisch and Gordon Collections

This joint exhibition between the Chrysler and Old Dominion University's Gordon Collection of contemporary art looks at the growing respect for folk art as fine art.

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Our Community Collects

Sep 21, 2011 — Dec 31, 2011

Our Community Collects

From Durer to Warhol and Beyond

An exhibition of works of art gathered from private collections in our region, ranging from Old Master European paintings to cutting-edge contemporary glass art.

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Contrast: Interactive Work by Daniel Rozin

Oct 20, 2010 — Sep 18, 2011

Contrast: Interactive Work by Daniel Rozin

Daniel Rozin's work combines art, technology, and you the viewer to create a distinctive artistic experience. Thanks to the use of video projection and sophisticated programming, you literally become part of the art.

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Curious George Saves The Day

Apr 27, 2011 — Sep 18, 2011

Curious George Saves The Day

The Art of Margret and H. A. Rey

Curious George, the impish monkey protagonist of many adventures, may never have seen the light of day were it not for the determination and courage of his creators: illustrator H. A. Rey and his wife, author and artist Margret Rey.

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Portraying a Nation

Aug 25, 2010 — Sep 11, 2011

Portraying a Nation

American Portrait Photography, 1850-2010

Drawn from the Chrysler’s extensive photography collection, this exhibition presents more than 100 portraits by American photographers and celebrates the vitality and diversity of all those who define themselves as Americans.

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American Masterpieces from the Batten Collection

Jan 26, 2011 — Jul 31, 2011

American Masterpieces from the Batten Collection

The Painters, The Paintings and Their Significance

These paintings by Homer, Bellows, Benton, Bierstadt, Glackens, Buttersworth, and Redfield are on extended loan as promised gifts to the Chrysler. Each work dramatically enriches the range and depth of our already important collection of American paintings.

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An Eye For Architecture

Nov 3, 2010 — Jul 24, 2011

An Eye For Architecture

The Etchings of John Taylor Arms

An architectural draftsman turned master artist. The etchings of John Taylor Arms are extraordinary in their level of detail.

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The Civil War:

Apr 6, 2011 — Jul 24, 2011

The Civil War:

Visual Perspectives, Then and Now

A look at the Civil War from various perspectives -- North/South, slave/free, soldier/civilian -- and how the echoes from that war impact us to this day.

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Dutch Golden Age Paintings

Jan 1, 2010 — Jul 3, 2011

Dutch Golden Age Paintings

Many of the Netherlands greatest 17th-century artists are represented in this intimate exhibition, including tour de force works by Gerard Ter Borch, Godfried Schalken, and Isaac De Jouderville. This fine assortment is on loan from a private New York collector.

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James Tissot

Mar 23, 2011 — Jun 5, 2011

James Tissot

The Life of Christ

An exhibition devoted to one of the most artful, dramatic, and influential visualizations of the early Christian story ever created. This exhibition features more than 120 brilliantly conceived watercolors produced by a French painter for what would eventually be published as an illustrated Bible.

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Tiffany Lamps

Mar 23, 2011 — Jun 5, 2011

Tiffany Lamps

Articles of Utility, Objects of Art

Celebrate Louis Comfort Tiffany’s revolutionary contributions to modern decorative lighting in this eye-opening exhibition.

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Cheers to Queen Victoria

Sep 22, 2010 — Mar 20, 2011

Cheers to Queen Victoria

British Glass from the Chrysler Collection

The reign of Queen Victoria from 1837–1901 was a golden age of industrial and commercial expansion in Britain, and this Chrysler exhibition highlighted one example of the change and progress of that era—decorative glass.

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London Calling

Oct 6, 2010 — Jan 2, 2011

London Calling

Victorian Paintings from the Royal Holloway Collection

The Chrysler Museum of Art is proud to host one of the greatest collections of English Victorian art anywhere—60 works from the celebrated Royal Holloway Collection. The exhibition marks the first time many of these pictures have traveled outside Britain.

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Class Pictures

Mar 26, 2010 — Aug 8, 2010

Class Pictures

Photographs by Dawoud Bey

Photographer Dawoud Bey spent five years traveling to high schools across the country, photographing teens from across the economic, racial, and ethnic spectrum

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