Engage in a combination of history and art at the Willoughby-Baylor House. This exhibit reveals life in the early 1800s through artworks and antiques.
These are suggestions from Gallery Hosts about how to spend your time:
They suggest that if you brought young children, you might begin on the first-floor of Ancient Worlds. Young children may be familiar with the Egyptian mummies and ancient Greece and Rome from school, and the smaller children will be fascinated by the faces in the Meso-American galleries. What’s more is that there’s a create-your-own art station for kids near these galleries.
And if you didn’t bring children to the museum, you will still be fascinated by Ancient Worlds – according to half of the gallery hosts. They advise that you pay particular attention to two statues from the collection of Vincenzo Giustiniani.
A distinctly popular favorite among gallery hosts is the glass art collection, but not just those pieces in the newly refurbished first-floor wing.
Chrysler Chandelier, by Luke Jerram, links the modern and the children galleries. The Baccarat candelabrum in Gallery 216 is also popular among the hosts.
Women and the Civil Rights Movement
In this exhibition, which runs from June 14 to Oct. 30, the museum invites visitors to take a journey into history through the eyes of those who witnessed a struggling nation.
In it, the exhibit explores women’s roles in the United States’ march for social justice.
The Truth Booth Premieres for Two Days Only: June 24-26
Usually known as In Search of the Truth, this exhibit has hit many parts of the earth since debuting in Ireland.
This giant inflatable booth is a project of the Cause Collective. Inside the booth is a touch screen and a special prompt that urges visitors to speak. After that it's up to the visitor, who taps a permission button, then press record. Speakers have a maximum of two minutes.
Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits
Photographer Herb Ritts gets you face-to-face with Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Elton John, Janet Jackson, Prince, Madonna, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Justin Timberlake, and others.
He has shot photos for Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and other leading magazines, presenting the artists in a new light. See B.B. King, Bono, Bruce Springsteen and Britney Spears.
This exhibition can be seen on June 24 until September 18.
Branding the American West: Paintings and Films, 1900-1950
This exhibition includes artists like N.C. Wyeth and Frederic Remington.
Focusing on the first 50 years of the 20th century, these 90 pieces unveil the changing feel and look of the West in American over time. To give visitors perspective, the sculptures and paintings are set against film clips of how the West was conveyed by Hollywood. Its view of the West as a land of violence and action contrasts with rich Native American images and the beauty of many gorgeous stretches of land. This is the exhibit to help visitors find the “what’s right” between the mythology of the American West and its history. It runs from October 29 through February 5, 2017.
The Wisteria Café
Spend time between exhibits at the Wisteria Café, enjoying a meal or Sunday Brunch.
The café offers a complete menu, including beers and fine wines. It is managed by Cuisine & Company, a highly respected organization.
The Wisteria’s reputation has been earned. Fresh ingredients, which are sourced locally, account for amazing specials of the season and outrageous desserts. The herbs are grown just outside the kitchen door.
The menu is affordable, which makes it all the more attractive to museum visitors. This remarkable setting is inspired by the casual elegance – a hallmark of the Chrysler. The Wisteria keeps museum hours.
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Chrysler Museum of Art,One Memorial Place, Norfolk, VA 23510, Phone: 757-664-6200
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