Chrysler Museum of Art

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk: Hours, Address, Chrysler Museum of Art Reviews: 5/5

Chrysler Museum of Art
5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Kim S
Wisconsin302 contributions
Can you say FREE? What!?!?
Oct 2021
This was an amazing well-spent few hours just walking around this Museum. You don't have to like art in order to find something to enjoy out of this FREE visit. So glad we found this gem.
Written October 19, 2021
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Peter G
Yorktown, VA2 contributions
Great glass exhibits
Dec 2020
I had a great time visiting with friends! They have an especially large collection of glass exhibits.
Written October 16, 2021
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Catherine S
Vermont270 contributions
Beautiful museum with paintings and glass over centuries
Oct 2021
The Chrysler Museum of Art offers paintings from the 1400’s to modern, and ancient glass to new pieces, something for varied interests. There is also a nice gift shop. We’ll worth a visit!
Written October 14, 2021
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TennisStar602
New Jersey344 contributions
This was a fabulous museum.
Sep 2021 • Solo
This museum had tons of art from all ages and from all places. The staff was very friendly. There was parking on site which was free and the admission was also free! I was able to watch some glassblowing demonstrations, but I unfortunately could not take a glassblowing course as it was already booked. The surrounding community of Ghent is also stunning and it offers historical houses, interesting plant life, and many bridges over waterways.
Written September 26, 2021
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ElaineAndGreg
Chesterland, OH2,602 contributions
Something for Every Taste, and Free!
Jun 2021
In 1971, Chrysler heir and art collector Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. donated his extensive art collection to the Norfolk art museum, and we are all the richer for it.

The Chrysler Museum of Art, as it is well known, is both a great art museum and a terrific bargain - free. There is convenient - and free - parking nearby. It has many different pieces and different types of art spanning a 5,000-year period. The works include those from Ancient Egypt and Greece, Pre-Columbian South American Art, and a host of other works from different periods.

Unscientifically, among the best in the collection are the Impressionist/post-Impressionist pieces, including those by Renoir, Latour, Gaughin, Degas, Rodin, Signac, Braque, and Matisse. On the American front there are works by Edward Hopper, Gilbert Stuart, Mary Cassatt (yes, she also fits in with the Impressionists), John Singleton Copley, and Albert Bierstadt, among others. There are works from many eras from medieval times into the 19th century and beyond. There are also more contemporary works from artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Mark Rothko, and Nam June Park.

There is also an extensive collection of glass works, again spanning centuries. Many are simply nice to look at, but there are, of course, more famous artists such as the Tiffany glass works, and a very rich array of styles.

While the art itself is impressive, we have to give a shout out to the curators who created the descriptions - they are very thoughtful, at times funny, and very helpful. One comment on a Degas work is probably more accurate than most would like it to be. Another points out a work where the artist committed suicide due to the harsh reviews over its claimed dated style.

There are a few quirky works to look out for. There is a piece by the school of Hieronymus Bosch. Also in the European oils there is a painting where the donors had themselves painted in by praying off to the side during the Last Supper. On the modern side, look for a work by Daniel Rozin called "Mirror No. 10." It looks like a plasma TV. There is a camera that will convert your image and that of your companions into an abstract composition - you will see others striking odd poses in front of it to see what it will do.

This museum proved far larger and more extensive than we had thought. We spent several hours here and enjoyed it very much.
Written September 1, 2021
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Grrr212
New York City, NY18 contributions
Well deserving of its number one spot
Aug 2021
This place is on par with the best museums I've visited, and I'm a New York culture vulture. Had just spent five days in DC, touring their best, when a rainy day in Virginia Beach sent us to the Chrysler. Truly, truly impressive, from the glass collection and full-service workshop to the special exhibits and more. Don't miss this place if you love, or even like, museums
Written August 23, 2021
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Kathie L
44 contributions
Great museum. Make time to visit!
Aug 2021 • Family
We stumbled on this museum while vacationing at Virginia Beach. We needed a rainy day activity and this exceeded our expectations. Outstanding collection with very well written commentary signs. Excellent facility.
Everyone in our group (age 15-85) enjoyed something and we all came away with different perspectives.
Highly recommending will be back.
If you get a chance to see the alma Thomas exhibit, don’t hesitate! I was unfamiliar with her work. I love her paintings and learning more about her life, influences and perspective.
Written August 7, 2021
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metrochica
Washington DC, DC1,023 contributions
Fantastic Art Museum in Norfolk
Jul 2021
Had a fantastic first visit to the Chrysler Museum. The hype is true about its glass collection. We only had about an hour and a half to see the museum and I'm glad we started in the glass wing. So many amazing pieces. We also enjoyed the great Alma Thomas and the Edward Steichen exhibits. We didn't have too much time to see the rest but it looks like they have a little bit of everything. The museum itself is bigger than expected and well maintained. Staff were very helpful and polite. Definitely will return if in the Norfolk area. Its free entry and free parking! The museum has a cute gift shop and a cafe. We didn't get a chance to visit the glass studio, which would have been neat.
Written August 1, 2021
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LindasDoral
Dania Beach, FL350 contributions
Great Place and its FREE!
Jul 2021
What a fantastic museum! We went as a family and enjoyed the displays. Too much to see in one visit so look forward to returning. Love the way the art was displayed so that you can get close enough to see the details. The museum is bright and airy
Written July 29, 2021
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jackl52
Front Royal, VA90 contributions
Nice Museum
Jun 2021
We made our reservations online and printed our entry tickets for opening at 10 AM. For the first half hour or so, we felt like we were alone. The museum is small but thoughtfully laid out with well-written placards. The glass display is particularly interesting and provides a history of glass production through the ages.
Written June 30, 2021
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