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Chrysler Museum of Art

245 West Olney Road (at Mowbray Arch), Norfolk, VA 23510
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Ranked #2 of 28 Attractions in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Norfolk, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Well, it's open again and better than ever, so even though it's still free, I became a member to support it. The cafe is overwhelmingly large and too expensive. And chef, what is it with everything having to have nuts. I was pleased when two years ago I heard that the Museum's intention was to have the cafe stand on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

After lunch with a friend on a HOT late summer day we noted the Chrysler Museum was right across the street and neither of us had ever been there. It was cool; it was free and, who knows, there could have been something worthwhile there. After registering and the obligatory "give a donation in the box if you like" speech... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Do you know that this museum has the 3rd largest glass collection in the country? Across the street is a new building that houses a glass blowing demonstration and you can also take classes. Very interesting. And the Wisteria restaurant always has good food. The special today was Fried Green Tomato with crabmeat - excellent!!!!

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Alexandria, Virginia
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There are two museums. The Glass Blowing Museum and the actual art museum that are across from each other. They have demonstrations of glass blowing and it was very fascinating. The art museum is packed with all different types of art from all over. Worth spending your afternoon here.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great Museum, Well worth the free visit. Lots to see and do, and excellent in house restaurant! Don't miss it!!!!!!!

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Manteo, North Carolina
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40 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Went to see the Smokey the Bear exhibit and loved it! What childhood memories - plus a penny squishing machine to get a souvenir from the exhibit - just bring a quarter and a clean penny!

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Shinnston, West Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband and I were able to visit the museum on our recent trip. We loved every minute of it, especially the glass galleries. The gallery hosts were very knowledgeable and very eager to explain any piece of art to us. It was a wonderful experience being able to take our time to admire any work of art that caught... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

While the Chrysler Museum is an exceptional art museum and a jewel in the crown of Norfolk, this is a review of the Third Thursday after hours social event. With the re-opening of the museum, they now have a social with a local band in the main court once a month. The social is free to members and $5 to... More

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Concord, Massachusetts
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

While on a family visit to Virginia Beach, we visited the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk. They have a separate glass art studio where we spent an amazing three hours watching a master glass sculptor create a human torso out of a large "football" of glass. It had to be constantly reheated so it could be shaped in thirty... More

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Orlando, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I hadn't been to the Chrysler Museum in over 10 years. The renovation is fantastic! Visited with my three nieces and mom. FREE! Let me say it again...it is FREE! Once inside, stop at the desk to get scavenger hunt brochure for the kids. Our three kids, ages 15, 10, and 4 were ready, clipboard in hand, to find certain... More

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