NORFOLK, Va. – The Chrysler Museum of Art recently unveiled a bronze plaque recognizing the Indigenous Peoples, the traditional stewards of Tsenacommacah, the land on which the museum is located. The plaque is placed in Huber Court. The acknowledgment affirms the Chrysler Museum’s commitment to honoring the Indigenous Peoples whose cultural heritage and artwork is currently held in its collection.
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NORFOLK, Va. – The Chrysler Museum of Art and the National Commission for Museums and Monuments Nigeria (NCMM) have collaborated on the restitution of an original Bakor monolith from the village of Njemetop in Cross River State to Nigeria.
NORFOLK, Va. – The Chrysler Museum of Art will present Paul McCartney Photographs 1963-64: Eyes of the Storm from December 5 through April 7, 2024. Traveling from the National Portrait Gallery in London to Norfolk, the Chrysler Museum of Art will be the first venue in the United States to host this major exhibition, burnishing the Chrysler’s reputation as an institution committed to the presentation of the diverse histories of photography through exhibitions and the permanent collection.
NORFOLK, Va. – Through January 8, 2023, the Chrysler Museum of Art is exhibiting Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club. It represents the debut museum presentation of Jacob Lawrence’s Nigeria series of paintings and drawings and also the first in-depth look at the international artists who were members of the renowned Mbari Artists and Writers Club, many of whom Lawrence met during an extended stay in Nigeria in 1964. These artists, including Lawrence, contributed to Black Orpheus, a radical arts and culture journal published in Nigeria between 1957 and 1975.
NORFOLK, Va. – The Chrysler Museum of Art has welcomed an extraordinary collection of modern prints on loan. Lasting Impressions: Prints from the Collection of David R. and Susan S. Goode will be on view until November 6. This exhibition was announced earlier this year following the Goodes’ $2.5 million donation to the museum to establish the Goode Works on Paper Center and a group of 100 photographs by O. Winston Link, which will be added to the Chrysler collection during the next three years.
NORFOLK, VA. – The Chrysler Museum of Art announced that Hampton Roads philanthropist Joan Brock has made a $34 million gift to the museum, including 40 works of art from the Macon and Joan Brock Collection and two position endowments, including the director of the museum. This gift will also support the expansion of the Perry Glass Studio.
NORFOLK, Va. – The Chrysler Museum of Art will present multimedia work of international acclaim in Hew Locke: The Ghostly Tourists, on view January 28, 2022 to June 26, 2022. The show marks Locke’s first solo exhibition in the southeastern region and will showcase Ghost (2015), a sculpture the Chrysler acquired in 2020, and The Tourists (2015), a film that invites viewers to join a crew on their final voyage to the Caribbean. Together, the works use satire to confront colonization and the violence of war.
NORFOLK, Va. – The Chrysler Museum of Art was awarded three grants totaling $225,000 from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Getty Foundation, and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. The funding will support the major exhibition Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence & the Mbari Club, co-curated by Kimberli Gant, Ph.D., the Chrysler Museum of Art’s McKinnon curator of modern & contemporary art, and Ndubuisi Ezeluomba, Ph.D., the New Orleans Museum of Art’s Francoise Billion Richardson curator of African art. The show will debut at the Chrysler Museum of Art in fall 2022 and then travel to the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Toledo Museum of Art in 2023.
NORFOLK, Va. – Renowned artist Alma W. Thomas’ (1891-1978) artistic journey took her from Columbus, Georgia, to international acclaim. Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful will offer a comprehensive overview of her extraordinary career with more than 150 objects, including late-career paintings that have never before been exhibited or published.