Highlights Include Refurbished Galleries, Expanded Art Offerings, and a New Cafe
One of our new acquisitions: Idelle Weber, Munchkins I, II, & III, acrylic on linen, 1964. Click image to enlarge.
Celebrating Smokey Bear
Opening Aug. 9, we mark the 70th birthday of an American icon with an exhibition that features 19 works by a Virginia artist.
Larry Clark: Tulsa
Opening Aug. 30, this photography exhibition presents a searing look at the drug-addicted underside of a Midwestern city.
Worn to be Wild
Opening Oct. 4, our keynote exhibition for fall will examine the black leather jacket as a cultural statement—and work of art.
Fractured Lens: Picasso, Braque, and Cubism’s Influence
Opening Oct. 14, this is the first in a two-year series of collaborations between the Chrysler and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Thomas Cole's Voyage of Life
Opening Oct. 21, the epic series from the Hudson River School painter Thomas Cole will join the Chrysler’s own Cole masterpiece, The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds.
Waitzer Community Gallery
Here's a show curated by you. Artworks for By Popular Demand: Your Selections, Your Gallery were selected over two months of online voting. The top vote-getters earned their way on view.
In The Box
A gallery devoted to video and new media opens with Jennifer Steinkamp's Orbit 3.
Glass Focus Gallery
The exhibition Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova: Selections from the Lisa and Dudley Anderson Collection showcases the delicious work of a husband and wife team from the Czech Republic.
Goode Wing of Ancient Worlds and Non-Western Art
Totally redesigned and newly interpreted, this is an exciting new look at our collection of Islamic, Egyptian, MesoAmerican, Greco-Roman, Asian, and African art.
Brock Wing of American Art
These expanded galleries tell the story of American painting and sculpture from the days of the Founding Fathers through the Civil War, featuring some of the museum’s finest works.
Roberts Wing of 19th and 20th Century European and American Art
This is an area widely considered one of the strengths of our collection. With our expansion, we have more space to show more wonderful things.
McKinnon Wing of Modern and Contemporary Art
Among items new on view is the Pop Art classic from Idelle Weber, shown above. We have radically expanded the amount of space dedicated to modern and contemporary art—including the height of the galleries—and we've brought stellar works out of storage and into view.
Frank Photography Galleries
Our opening exhibition here traces the various forms of photography across two centuries. If you've never seen an orotone, now's your chance.
A long-time highlight of our stellar cameo glass collection has been a plaque by George and Thomas Woodall, The Intruders, shown at left. In 2013, the Museum was successful in obtaining at auction its companion piece, The Attack. The works of blown, cased, acid-etched, and cameo-carved glass date to 1893 and 1896, respectively. Click the image to enlarge.