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Chrysler Museum of Art

245 West Olney Road (at Mowbray Arch), Norfolk, VA 23510
757-664-6200
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Ranked #2 of 28 attractions in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Concord, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We almost missed a visit here. I forgot to add it to the list and we happened to run into it heading for the USS Wisconsin. We were only able to see the glass exhibit and some European paintings If you are really interested in creation or how things are made this is a must stop. Most of the glass... More

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So. Windsor, CT
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

During the last 10 years we’ve made several trips to the Chrysler, and none have disappointed. It houses an ample but manageable collection, pleasingly eclectic, with Greco-Roman pieces, 20th century paintings from Europe and the U.S., Civil War Photography, contemporary glass work—you name it. They’ve had excellent special exhibits (we once saw a collection of Gordon Park’s photos that was... More

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New York, NY
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

One of the best free things to do in Virginia. There is something for everyone. The painting and sculptures are on the second floor and the glass work, Egyptian, African and Asian artifacts are on the first floor. Beautiful setting but not the most relaxing environment. When did it become ok to scream and speak loudly in an art museum.... More

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Houston, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The museum is free, wow!!! It is impressive, for one person's collection. There are so many gorgeous glass pieces, one of our favs was a chess set with the Catholic clergy on one side versus the rabbis and cantors on the other, the attention to detail was astounding. There were many different collections, some rooms are a bunch of different... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We traveled down o Norfolk to catch a special exhibition and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of artwork on display at this museum. The surrounding neighborhood of Ghent was a ne area to stroll after the museum.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We especially enjoyed the glass exhibit and were sorry we ran out of time to see the glass Museum. We had a nice lunch

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Los Angeles
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73 reviews 73 reviews
4 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Chrysler Museum has a wonderful collection of art, and some of the world's greatest artist's are represented in it. My favorites are the Richard Estes painting, the Mark Rothko, the Richard Diebenkorn, and the Picasso ceramics. But even with those standouts, the glass collection must be one of the best in the world. The whole glass exhibition space has... More

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Cairo
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

What a fantastic place! We had severe traffic on the I 64, so were ready for lunch when we arrived. The Wisteria was excellent. On to the museum. We went upstairs and the first thing to catch my eye was a grand piano on display. I asked and was allowed to actually play it - first time ever this has... More

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