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Living Art is a Chrysler Tradition on Halloween

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Shown above, Jeff as Samuel Myers. Click image to enlarge. For a better view of the portrait over Jeff 's shoulder, and to see just how close he came to matching up with it, click here.
 

It's a Halloween tradition at the Chrysler to have our Gallery Hosts mark the day by dressing up as their favorite works of art from our collection. Last year, with our main building closed for renovations, it largely fell to our Historic Houses crew to carry the baton. The Halloween links at left illustrate the ridiculously creative standards of previous years.

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Christine as Myer Myers at the front door of the Moses Myers House. Click the thumbnail to enlarge, and to see the portrait of Mr. Myers that inspired her, click here. You'll have to pardon her for the radio on the period costume. It's required with her job.

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Marcy as a gentleman caller from The May Queen, now on view at the Willoughby-Baylor House. To see the full Jacob Marling painting, click here.

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Danielle as a walking tea party, in honor of the ca. 1770 porcelain tea service on view at the Moses Myers House.

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Karen as Eliza Myers. Click the thumbnail to enlarge, and to see Eliza as portrayed by the early American master Gilbert Stuart, click here. For a full-length view of Karen's hand-made matching dress, click here.