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CHRYSLER the

THE MAGAZINE OF THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART

CALENDAR OF EVENTS May/June 2009

p 4 Exhibitions • p 6 News • p 8 Daily Calendar • p 13 Public Programs • p 16 Member Programs


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COVER Eliza Blythe, 4, imitates Hamlet Robot, a perennial favorite with the Chrysler’s young patrons. Nam June Paik (American, 1932-2006) Hamlet Robot, 1996 Museum purchase and Gift of Joan Dalis Martone, Fran and Lenox Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Macon F. Brock, Jr., Susan and Paul Hirschbiel, Renée and Paul Mansheim, and Robert McLanahan Smith III © Nam June Paik

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Contact Us Chrysler Museum of Art 245 W. Olney Road Norfolk, VA 23510 Phone: (757) 664-6200 Fax: (757) 664-6201 E-mail: museum@chrysler.org Website: www.chrysler.org Museum Hours Wednesday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. (admission by voluntary contribution) Thursday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday, 1–5 p.m. All facilities are closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays. Jean Outland Chrysler Library Open Wednesday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday evening hours are also available by appointment only. E-mail: lchristiansen@chrysler.org (757) 965-2035 Historic Houses Free Admission The Moses Myers House Corner of Bank and Freemason Streets, Norfolk Hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sunday, 12–4 p.m. Tours are hourly through 3 p.m. (757) 333-1086 The Norfolk History Museum at the Willoughby-Baylor House 601 E. Freemason Street, Norfolk Hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sunday, 12–4 p.m. (757) 333-1091 Tours start at the Freemason Street Reception Center 401 E. Freemason Street, Norfolk (757) 441-1526 Museum Gift Shop Open during Museum hours (757) 333-6297

This publication is produced by the Communications Department: Teresa Sowers, Director of Communications, and Cheryl Little, Public Relations and Publications Coordinator. Unless otherwise noted, Museum images by Ed Pollard, Museum Photographer.

Cuisine and Company at the Chrysler Wednesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Sunday, 12–3 p.m. (757) 333-6291 Accessibility The Museum is fully accessible to wheelchairs and baby strollers (both are available free of charge at the admissions desk). There is ample free parking. Admission General Admission: $7 Senior Citizens, Teachers, and Military: $5 Museum Members, Students with ID, and children ages 18 and under: Free Wednesday: Voluntary Contribution Facility Rental (757) 333-6233 www.chrysler.org/rentals.asp or email events@chrysler.org Department Directory Office of the Director 333-6234 Development 333-6253 Communications 333-6295 Special Events 333-6233 Finance & Administration 333-6224 Education 333-6269 Historic Houses 333-1086 Security 333-6237 Curatorial 965-2033 Library 965-2035 Visitor Services 965-2039 Membership (757) 333-6298 www.chrysler.org/membership.asp Group and School Tours (757) 333-6269 www.chrysler.org/programs.asp

Volunteers (757) 333-6220 www.chrysler.org/membership The Chrysler Museum of Art is partially supported by grants from the City of Norfolk, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Business Consortium for Arts Support, and the Webster Foundation. Chrysler Museum of Art Board of Trustees 2008-09 Robert M. Boyd Nancy W. Branch Jerry A. Bridges Macon F. Brock Robert W. Carter E. John Field Andrew S. Fine David R. Goode Cyrus W. Grandy V Adrianne R. Joseph Linda H. Kaufman, Secretary Sandra W. Lewis Henry D. Light Edward L. Lilly Vincent J. Mastracco, Jr. Arnold B. McKinnon Patterson N. McKinnon Charles W. (Wick) Moorman, Chair Susan Nordlinger Richard D. Roberts Anne B. Shumadine Thomas L. Stokes, Jr. Josephine L. Turner Leah Waitzer Lewis W. Webb III Wayne F. Wilbanks Dixie Wolf

It is stating the obvious—yet urgently necessary to do so—to acknowledge that now, more than ever, your attendance, your generosity, your understanding, and your enthusiasm … are critically important for the future of this wonderful institution.

Recent plea from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to its members, every bit as true for the Chrysler Museum


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ART IN AN AGE OF AUSTERITY It is no secret that the American arts community is facing very real challenges as it confronts the realities of an unprecedented, and, frankly, scary financial crisis. Across America, museums and performing arts organizations are struggling with their budgets and their missions. Every day we hear about exhibition cancellations, postponed building projects, salary and benefit reductions, and staff layoffs. Museum boards and staffs are wrestling with how to maintain quality programs in the face of rapidly shrinking resources. And all of us are looking with increasing hope to the individuals, corporations, and foundations who have shown that they understand and value who we are and what we do. But our donors are facing challenges, too, in this time of recession. Why, in the face of seemingly more pressing needs, does it remain crucially important to ensure the survival and health of our museums? Back in the 1930s John Dewey noted that “as long as art [museums] are the beauty parlor of civilization, neither art nor civilization is secure.” He is right, of course. Museums are not just places that dress up art to make it look pretty. And while the deep pleasure and profound satisfaction that comes from viewing a truly beautiful work of art is a key component of what museums offer, aesthetic pleasure is only one part of why great paintings, sculpture, prints, and drawings really matter. It is through such works of art that we come to understand who we are and where we have come from. The arts help us define for ourselves and for each other what we truly believe and value; they provide the foundation upon which we make decisions about our future. Millions of people around the world understand this. Museum attendance is at an all-time high. Recently in the London Times, Hugo Rifkind suggested some reasons for this phenomenon. Some of these are familiar: free admission (in Britain), museums’ increasing responsiveness to the needs and interests of their audience, family-friendly attitude, and a growing public desire to make some sense of our complex and confusing world. But of all Rifkind’s explanations, one resonates particularly with me: museums have become among the best public gathering spaces we have today. They have replaced libraries, town halls, and schools as social hubs, places where people gather to meet, talk, relax, and exchange ideas. One of the reasons for this is that museums are safe places, not just physically safe, but socially and intellectually safe as well. Museums tend to attract intelligent, serious, and engaged people, the sort of people that most of us seek out as companions. Rifkind also notes, quite correctly, that museums are one of the very few places these days where you don’t have to endure pervasive foul language. We are essentially “F-word” free. Particularly in times of crisis, museums are places of solace, dignity, and inspiration, places where we can regain our balance. They are safe havens in which we can gather to grapple with big problems, challenges, and dilemmas. Through the works of art in our museums, we are reminded that other people in other times faced challenges much like our own—and we gain energy and hope from knowing that they found a path forward.

William J. Hennessey Director

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S T O R Y Gustave Doré (French, 1832-1883) The Neophyte (First Experience of the Monastery), ca. 1866-1868 Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr Philip Evergood (American, 1901-1973) Music, 1933-1959 Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. in memory of Jack Forker Chrysler

MEMBERSHIP:

THE NEW FACES OF THE CHRYSLER’S FUTURE

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he Chrysler Museum of Art has something for everyone: an extraordinary collection of 35,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of history, visiting exhibitions that bring the world to your own backyard, special programs, exciting events, and partnerships with the best of our area’s performing arts groups. But for all we have to offer, the Chrysler hopes that you will offer something in return—commitment. Without people who believe in our mission and will help us achieve it, our success will be limited. That’s why here at the Chrysler, we believe in belonging. We believe in membership. Membership in the Museum isn’t just the purchase of a season ticket. It’s a commitment we make to you and you make to us. It’s the start of a relationship that will last a lifetime.

educational benefits of our gallery talks, special-interest support groups, and art travel trips. And, of course, everyone loves our popular Art of Jazz series. Our youngest Members (because kids belong at the Chrysler, too) have their own favorite paintings, sculptures, and programs. Tickle My Ears excites preschoolers every month with stories, songs, and surprises that help them learn about art. Young movie buffs enjoy our special schedule of Summer Friday Films for Children in July and August. And budding artists and authors find Camp Chrysler just the inspiration they need to create their own masterpieces.

When you become a Museum Member, you make a commitment Fantasia Foushée and her father, Carl, enjoy their Saturday not only to us, but to yourself and to at the Chrysler. your family. The Museum’s collection alone can provide enjoyment enough for the year, but the Just as every work in our world-class collection is different, Museum also helps you and your family gain a broader so is every experience of membership. If you ask any of our perspective on life. nearly 4,000 current And since many Members why they schools no longer decided to join the provide even the Museum, you’ll find most basic their answers are as education in the diverse as they are. arts, our programs Many of our older and exhibitions patrons enjoy Senior help your children Art Forum and free to understand and admission to the appreciate the historic Moses finer things in life, Myers House and to become whole, the Norfolk History well-rounded Museum. The people. college and young professionals crowd Despite the turns out in force for economic our semiannual Cool downturn and It! and Warm It! nationwide cuts in mixers. Lifelong arts funding, the learners praise the

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Eliza Blythe dances to Philip Evergood’s Music. Her brother, Holt Blythe, and his friend, Colley Bell, play along with the painting’s orchestra.


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Photo by Cheryl Little

OUR FAVORITE THINGS

Chrysler Museum continues to grow. That’s because cost-conscious people realize the tremendous value of their membership represents. It’s a world of fun and education that fits your budget.

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Household memberships, just $75 per year, allow your entire family to enjoy free admission to our permanent collection, as well as a diverse slate of visiting exhibitions, special programs, and Member events. Individuals can join for only $55 a year—and at both these levels of membership, there’s a $10 savings for teachers, active military, and seniors 65 and older. Plus, your membership is tax-deductible.

The family discovered the Chrysler a few years ago through SAPLINGS (Students and Parents Learning Intellectual Growth Strategies) at Lynnhaven Elementary School. “When we came in for the program, they taught us to ask questions about every piece. They got the kids to see the art, not just to look at it.” Stephanie said. “It really changed the way we visit the Museum. We all enjoy it a lot more now.” Though her boys all love the Museum, their favorites are as different as they are.

Naturally, higher levels of membership—Associate, Friend, Patron—and membership in our special-interest support groups such as Flower Guild, Friends of African American Art, Glass Associates, and Photography Alliance, offer more exclusive benefits and experiences. And obviously, the Museum would not enjoy the stature and stability it does without the generosity of our major donors in the Director’s Circle and Masterpiece Society, as well as our many government, foundation, and corporate contributors. The partnership of our Business Exhibition Council, for example, is critical in underwriting the world-class exhibitions that introduce the Chrysler to so many new guests each year. It’s clear that you belong at the Chrysler. Join us today. Together we’ll create a better tomorrow. To learn more, visit our website at www.chrysler.org, call us at (757) 333-6298, or email us at membership@chrysler.org.

or Stephanie Lowry’s family, Wednesday night at the Chrysler is a way of life. Though it means getting homework done early, eating a quick dinner, and driving in from Virginia Beach, she and her three sons turn out every week to hear The Art of Jazz and to browse the Museum’s galleries.

Isaac, a determined 8-year-old in a sports coat, marched straight to the Asian Gallery to reveal his top choice: the Samurai Armor created by Myochin Ki Muneyoshi in early-19th-century Japan. “It’s really neat how it looks,” he said. Isaac added that he especially likes the decoration on the ceremonial helmet and the way the metal chain mail and colorful silk are mixed together in the warlord’s armor. Samuel, an energetic 3rd grader, sped through several upstairs galleries before finding the “rug room,” our gallery featuring Flemish Renaissance tapestries. Between them, his eyes fixed on Marx Reichlich’s Last Judgment. “I like these bright colors, but it’s also dark,” he said. As Samuel looked to the bottom right of the painting, he lurched back. “That’s kind of creepy,” he said, carefully keeping his distance from the sadistic dragons and souls suffering in Hell. Matthew, a laid-back, buttoneddown Tween, takes cello lessons from the bassist in one of the regular Wednesday-night bands. It’s no surprise that his favorite painting is Donato Creti’s Musical Group. He said the first time he saw it, he thought, “Hey, that’s me, but hundreds of years ago!” Matthew likes that the lute player is expertly scrolling down on the frets, but faulted the double bassist’s posture. “By what my teacher says, the peg should be closer to his ear.” “I love that we can be looking through the galleries and still hear the jazz,” Stephanie said of their mid-week ritual. “With all the art and events and children’s programs, there’s a lot more going on here than people realize.”

Myochin Ki Muneyoshi (Japanese), Samurai Armor or Ceremonial Armor, 19th century Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. Marx Reichlich (German, active ca. 1485-1520), Last Judgment, ca. 1490 Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. Attributed to Donato Creti (Italian, 1671-1749), Musical Group, ca. 1695 Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.

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CURRENTLY ON VIEW–ART OF GLASS 2 Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass On view through July 19, 2009 in the Large Changing Galleries This keynote Art of Glass 2 exhibition at the Chrysler is the first to detail the 40-year career of the Maestro of glassblowing. Lino Tagliapietra is widely credited with changing the course of contemporary studio glass through his passionate teaching and brilliant artistic vision. The 155 works on display represent his finest work— from a roomful of floating glass boats to fiery vases and sculptures to delicate goblets and glass party favors called bonboniere. Many of the pieces come from the artist’s own collection. Some have never before been displayed in public. This exhibition has been organized by the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington.

Contemporary Glass Among the Classics On view through July 19, 2009 throughout the Museum

Hopi, 2003 Designed and made by Lino Tagliapietra Blown glass with twisted and pinched canes 12½ x 16¼ x 16¼ inches Courtesy of Lino Tagliapietra, Inc. Photo by Russell Johnson

The Chrysler intersperses new among the old in this must-see Art of Glass 2 exhibition focusing on four contemporary artists. Katherine Gray’s repurposed glass constructs, Karen LaMonte’s haunting cast glass dresses, and Beth Lipman’s complex glass still lifes are featured alongside objects in the Museum���s collection. Plus, Stephen Knapp has installed two dazzling “lightpaintings”—one inside our galleries and one on the exterior wall at the Museum’s main entrance.

Green Eye of the Pyramid On view through July 19, 2009 in the Prints and Drawings Gallery

Artist Katherine Gray's Forest Glass explores the oppositional relationship between glassblowing and preserving the environment. Photo courtesy of Joshua White.

This masterful green pyramid was cast by the influential Czech husband-and-wife team of Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, who pioneered the use of glass as a medium for sculpture in the 20th century. This work highlights the delicate interplay between a mass of glass and light: a characteristic of Libenský/Brychtová art. This Art of Glass 2 exhibition is on loan from the private collection of Lisa and Dudley Anderson.

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Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová (Czech, 1921-2002 and b. 1924, respectively) Green Eye of the Pyramid, 1993-97, Cast glass On loan from Lisa and Dudley Anderson. Photo courtesy of Heller Gallery, New York


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O. Winston Link (American, 1914-2001) Train No. 17, The Birmingham Special, Passes a Giant Oak, Max Meadows, Virginia, 1957 Loan, with intent to give, from David and Susan Goode © O. Winston Link Trust

CURRENTLY ON VIEW Norfolk & Western Railway Photographs by O. Winston Link On view through October 18, 2009 in the Kaufman Theatre Lobby This exhibition displays the power and majesty of the steampowered locomotive as seen through the remarkable eye of photographer O. Winston Link. The photographs are drawn from the collection of Susan and David Goode.

After Hours: Works by the Chrysler Museum Staff Opening May 20 – October 11, 2009 in the Waitzer Community Gallery When the galleries and offices close, many Museum employees begin work in their private studios. This exhibition will showcase their paintings, sculptures, glass, and photos— demonstrating the rich creativity of those who dedicate their lives to museum work.

Willis Potter Man and His Boat, 1990 Mixed media Used by permission of the artist

Photography at the Chrysler: Recent Acquisitions Ongoing This exhibition features a changing selection of the most exciting historical and contemporary photographs added to the Museum’s collection in recent years.

Cameo Performances: Masterpieces of Cameo Glass from the Chrysler’s Collection

To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum

Ongoing This show explores the history of cameo glass from ancient Roman examples through the popular resurgence of the technique in England during the late-19th century.

Moses Myers, Merchant of Norfolk Ongoing at the Moses Myers House Supported by a generous gift from Mr. T. Parker Host, this permanent exhibition explores the business of maritime commerce through the life of Moses Myers.

UPCOMING October 2009

Thomas Webb & Sons, Vase, late 19th century, and Vase, ca. 1890-1900, Gifts of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.; and English, English Cameo Vase with Morning Glories, Late 19th century, Gift of James, Rebecca and Kate Summar in honor of Malcolm and Nancy Branch

More than 120 items from the one of the world’s greatest collections of Egyptian antiquities will help guests explore the universal theme of life after death. Mummies, sarcophagi, jewelry, statuary, papyri, and other age-old pieces illustrate the strategies that ancient Egyptians used to evade death and, ultimately, live forever. The Chrysler, which also is renovating its own Egyptian gallery, is the only mid-Atlantic venue for this popular traveling exhibition.

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ore than 20 affiliates across Hampton Roads are participating in Art of Glass 2. Those represented here comprise only a small sample of the many exhibitions and exceptional events that the regional affiliates have planned. For more information and full schedules for each venues, see www.artofglass2.com.

Chesapeake Portlock Galleries at SoNo

Hampton Charles H. Taylor Arts Center Thomas Nelson Community College

Stephen Rolfe Powell (b. 1951) Tenacious Sassy Whipper Photo by David Harpe

Newport News Falk Gallery of Art The Mariners’ Museum

Norfolk d’Art Center Governor’s School Gallery and Studios Hermitage Museum and Gardens The Selden Gallery The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries The Norfolk Society of Arts Virginia Wesleyan College WHRO

Henry Halem (b. 1938) Roman Fish, 1989 Photo courtesy of the artist

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For more information, call (757) 282-2800 or see www.virginiaartsfest.com.

• Hank Murta Adams Alex Bernstein (b.1972) Town Mountain Revisited, 2008

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• Dante Marioni: Form, Color, Pattern • Ashes to Ashes: Life and Death in Contemporary Glass • 1999–2009: A Region Collects

Suffolk Center for the Cultural Arts Suffolk Museum

• Gene Koss

Virginia Beach Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

Muscarelle Museum of Art

published Sacred Light: Stained Glass Windows of Southeastern Virginia as a special souvenir from Art of Glass 2. This beautiful book by art historian Nenette Arroyo and Virginian-Pilot photographer Bill Tiernan showcases significant stained glass from local houses of worship. Many of these churches and synagogues also will host concerts in the VAF music series The Art of Stained Glass. Sacred Light is available for purchase for $25 at Art of Glass 2 museums and gallery shops.

five exciting Art of Glass 2 exhibitions through August 23.

The Arts Center @ 319

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The Virginia Arts Festival has

Contemporary Art Center of Virginia features

Portsmouth Courthouse Galleries/Portsmouth Museums Visual Arts Center, Tidewater Community College at Olde Towne

The Chrysler Museum of Art celebrates Art of Glass 2 with a host of special programming designed to complement our three extraordinary exhibitions. For details on all the Museum’s special events, see the Programs section of the magazine, starting on page 13.

Tiffany Studios Candlestick with Glass Shade, ca. 1905

The CAC is located at 2200 Parks Hank Murta Adams, Analyst, 2005, Glass and copper Avenue in Virginia 17.5" x 13.5" x 13" Beach. For more information, call (757) 425-0000 or see www.cacv.org/artofglass2.asp.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT: Members of the Chrysler Museum of Art or Contemporary Art Center of Virginia receive free admission to Art of Glass 2 exhibitions at both venues. Just show your membership card at admissions.


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Students consider strategies for organizing a museum’s diverse departments as a part of Introduction to the Museum, a course taught jointly by ODU and the Chrysler. Photo by Scott Howe

INTRODUCTION TO THE MUSEUM BROADENS CMAODU PARTNERSHIP

CHRYSLER FRAMES OVERVIEW OF MUSEUM WORK FOR ARTS ACADEMY APPRENTICES

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or students at Old Dominion University, the Chrysler is an extension of their campus. This spring the Chrysler hosted its second session of Introduction to the Museum for juniors, seniors, and graduate students in Art and Art History. Dr. Scott Howe, Director of Education at the Chrysler, and Dr. Anthony Lichi, Visiting Professor in Art History at ODU, co-taught the class. Over the course of the semester, students met key staff members from each department at the Chrysler to gain a better understanding of museum operations and the diverse career opportunities they offer. As a final project, the students took on the roles of curators. Each received a generous, imaginary budget of $500,000 and was asked to write a formal justification for the purchase of an object they believed would enrich the Museum’s collection and help it fulfill its mission. The class voted as a committee whether to purchase each recommendation, and while not every object was accepted, every student passed. This course, created in 2006, is part of the Museum’s ongoing partnership with Old Dominion. The Chrysler has hosted education programs to give ODU students real-world experience teaching in its galleries and workshops, and in 2005, the collaboration made Museum admission free for all university students with current IDs.

CHRYSLER LIBRARIAN HELPS SCHOLAR CRACK ‘VAN GOGH’ COLD CASE

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n 1997, Dr. Jill-Elyse Grossvogel contacted the Chrysler Library in hopes of finding a rare document—The van Gogh Case: Wacker Lawsuit, 1932. The twovolume dossier detailed the trial of art dealer Otto Wacker, who attempted to sell fake van Gogh paintings in 1928 and 1929, and featured press coverage of the Dutch trial transcribed into English. Grossvogel was researching ClaudeEmile Schuffenecker, the French artist believed to have forged the paintings. Since starting work on her definitive catalogue raisonné of Schuffenecker’s work, she’d had no success finding the elusive document. This year, the scholar has found her holy grail, thanks to the Jean Outland Chrysler Library. During its last inventory, our staff found the dossier deep in the stacks of the Library, where it was identified and recorded. When Grossvogel contacted us again at the end of last year, she was elated to hear the good news, especially since ours appears to be the only known copy of the document in existence. For more information on the Jean Outland Chrysler Library and its services, check out its new blog at http://chryslermuseumlibrary.blogspot.com/. The weblog is updated regularly with information about Library collections, events, and new acquisitions. For details on doing research at the Library, call the reference desk at (757) 965-2035.

his March, three teenagers from Salem High School’s Visual and Performing Arts Academy visited the Chrysler to get a taste of museum careers in conservation, exhibitions, and education. In the Chrysler’s conservation lab, the Virginia Beach students met with Wayne Reynolds from the Julius Lowy Frame and Restoring Company. Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Master Gilder had returned to the Museum to repair the frame for Luca Giordano’s Bacchus and Ariadne. Students Kelly Nickerson, Diego O’Neill, and Katherine Robinson used their own cameras to document Reynolds’ progress on the frame from start to finish. They also assisted their host, Education Director Scott Howe, in creating a time-lapse video of the installation of Endeavor, Lino Tagliapietra’s opus of 35 glass boats suspended from the ceiling of the Large Changing Gallery. The Academy students will visit again in May to see the final installation during Art of Glass 2. To see a 90-second time-lapse video of the installation of Endeavor, visit our website at www.chrysler.org.

Endeavor (installation of 35 boats), 1998–2003 Designed and made by Lino Tagliapietra Blown glass with multicolor canes; cut Individual boats: 45 x 5 x 5 ¼ inches to 79 x 5¼ x 8½ inches

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C A L E N D A R Fenice II, 2006 Designed and made by Lino Tagliapietra Blown glass with multiple incalmi ; cut 10¾ x 38½ x 6 inches Courtesy of Lino Tagliapietra, Inc. Photo by Russell Johnson

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Fiddlesticks Jewelry Trunk Show …If You Lived During Slavery Live Glassblowing in Mary’s Garden Contemporary Glass Among the Classics Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect …If You Lived During Slavery Live Glassblowing in Mary’s Garden Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect Live Glassblowing in Mary’s Garden Contemporary Glass Among the Classics Teachers' VIP Preview of To Live Forever The Art of Jazz with Swing Time and The Fine Art of Wine Floral Workshop Chuga-chuga, Choo-choo Ladies of Norfolk—The Myers Women Live Glassblowing in Mary’s Garden Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect Mother’s Day Brunch Ladies of Norfolk—The Myers Women Live Glassblowing in Mary’s Garden Contemporary Glass Among the Classics Todd Rosenlieb Dance Glass Eye Studio Signing Live Glassblowing in Mary’s Garden Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect The Art of Jazz with Brian Jones “Speaking of Mr. Poe…” Flower Arranging Club Gordon Hayward Lecture and Dinner Architour Live Glassblowing in Mary’s Garden Contemporary Glass Among the Classics Architour Free Admission and Art of Glass 2 Programs Live Glassblowing in Mary’s Garden The Time of Lino New Docent Open House Secret Garden Live Glassblowing in Mary’s Garden Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect Annual Meeting and Reception The Art of Jazz with Gil Cruz Divided City—Norfolk’s Civil War Live Glassblowing in Mary’s Garden Contemporary Glass Among the Classics Divided City—Norfolk’s Civil War Live Glassblowing in Mary’s Garden Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect Preview of Baccarat 24-Light Candelabrum Live Glassblowing in Mary’s Garden Contemporary Glass Among the Classics Annual Meeting and Reception The Art of Jazz with Vinnie Knight Live Glassblowing in Mary’s Garden Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect Discover Jewish-American History Live Glassblowing in Mary’s Garden Contemporary Glass Among the Classics


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Contemporary Glass Among the Classics The Time of Lino The Art of Jazz with Billy Williams and The Fine Art of Wine Sun, Sails, and Ships …If You Lived During Slavery Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect Contemporary Glass Among the Classics …If You Lived During Slavery Contemporary Glass Among the Classics Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect The Art of Jazz with Reggie Gist Legacy: Walter Chrysler and the Chrysler Museum The Myers—A Jewish-American Family Contemporary Glass Among the Classics The Myers—A Jewish-American Family Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect Contemporary Glass Among the Classics The Art of Jazz with Shanniece James Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect Art After Dark: Summertime Divided City—Norfolk’s Civil War Contemporary Glass Among the Classics Divided City—Norfolk’s Civil War Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect Contemporary Glass Among the Classics The Art of Jazz with Pamela Hines Architour Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect Architour Contemporary Glass Among the Classics

UPCOMING

Susan Unterberg (American, b. 1941) Untitled Diptych From Father/Son Series, 1989 Purchase and National Endowment for the Arts

Larkin Goldsmith Mead (American, 1835-1910) The Battle Story (The Returned Soldier), modeled ca. 1863-1865, carved 1865-1866 Gift of James H. Ricau and Museum Purchase

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FROM THE ART CART

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very day, visitors take advantage of the opportunity to draw at the Art Cart in the Museum’s Impressionist gallery. As staff members restock the drawing pads and pencils each week, they often find art that guests have left behind. These drawings collected over the past year reveal a range of ages and interests, but they all share a common source of inspiration—the Chrysler’s outstanding collection.

The Chrysler's inspiring masterpieces (clockwise): Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) Dancer with Bouquets, ca. 1895-1900 Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., in memory of Della Viola Forker Chrysler Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran (French, 1838-1917) Portrait of Lucy Lee-Robbins, 1884 Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917) The Age of Bronze, 1876 Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. Emmanuel Lansyer (French, 1835-1893) Portrait of the Sculptor Gustave Godard, 1872 Gift of the Mowbray Arch Society, 2005

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Harvey K. Littleton (American, b. 1922) Lemon/Ruby/Blue Vertical Group, 1989 Gift of the Mowbray Arch Society, 1993 © 1989 Harvey K. Littleton

Photo courtesy of David Schwartz Photography

SCIENCE OF GLASS

MODERN PORTRAITS AMONG CLASSIC SCULPTURES

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ow the magical combination of ingredients was discovered remains a mystery, but for thousands of years glassmakers around the world have developed formulas with natural compounds that have allowed them to produce the spectacular treasures that fill the Chrysler’s galleries. To help explain the process, the Museum’s Education Department has produced a teaching resource to explain the science that makes the art of glass possible. The Chrysler’s new Science of Glass tour pairs the Periodic Table of Elements with objects from the Museum’s renowned glass collection to give visitors a new appreciation for both chemistry and glass art. The tour’s poster explains the base ingredients of most glass—approximately 75% silica—and the elements that are included to help stabilize and color the glass. These additions are what allow glassmakers to refine their glass into art. Just as every gallery in the Chrysler offers new discoveries, our Science of Glass tour will inspire a new generation of scientists, as well as artists.

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ommemorate your next special event with your own personalized work of art—have your bridal, birthday, or boardroom portrait taken at the Chrysler. The Museum now offers photography packages that include the option of using our serene James H. Ricau Gallery with its stately classic marble statues as your backdrop. Of course, Huber Court and the Tiffany Memorial Garden also are available as locations for engagement, bridal, and day-of-wedding photos as well. In addition, the Museum is offering special rental rates for all private and corporate events occurring during the months of May and June. Various dates, including weekends, are available. For additional information, please contact Special Events Coordinator Mia Byrd at (757) 333-6233 or email her at mbyrd@chrysler.org.

THE STORY BEHIND... Charles Willson Peale’s Portraits

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n 1787, Charles Willson Peale painted the portraits of Mary Chew Elliott and her daughter, Sarah Chew Elliott O’Donnell. The elderly Mrs. Elliott sits composed with her spectacles in hand and a book of meditations by the English Methodist minister James Harvey at her side. According to family legend, her floral wrap was Baltimore’s first imported cashmere shawl. Grasping a miniature portrait of her husband, the younger Mrs. O’Donnell enjoys a setting not unlike other dignified women in Charles Willson Peale’s portraits: a peaceful park with classical balustrades. Captain John O’Donnell was, at the time of the portrait, at sea, and Peale (American, upon his return, his wife offered Peale these gifts: “an East Indian match gun, a Damascus sword, Chinese chessmen, skull of the 1741-1827) royal tiger, a live cockatoo, and other things.” To express his gratitude, Peale painted a portrait of the couple’s first child, Mary. Mrs. Thomas Elliott The year Charles Willson Peale finished the portrait of Mary O’Donnell was the same year he married Elizabeth DePeyster, a New York native whom he met in Philadelphia while she was visiting his newly established Peales Museum. Upon their engagement, Elizabeth’s father, William DePeyster, wrote, “happiness in som meashure will grately depend on your self not only with Respect to your duty towards him but to the Children also, the Cares of whom must Emediately come under your direction.” Elizabeth DePeyster would become a fine mother to Peale’s six children from his first wife and bear five children of her own.

(Mary Chew), 1787 Mrs. John O'Donnell (Sarah Chew Elliott), 1787 Mary O'Donnell, 1791 Gifts of Mrs. Frank Batten

With his newfound domestic happiness, Peale left behind his life as a traveling portrait painter. He channeled all of his energies to home, family, and collecting. No doubt, the exotic gifts from the O’Donnell family and their example of familial happiness were an aid and an influence to this great painter and advocate for the arts and sciences. For us, on the occasions of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, his portraits may serve as charming reminders of the many generations of our noble American family. For more information on these portraits and other significant American works in the collection, explore American Art at the Chrysler Museum: Selected Paintings, Sculpture, and Drawings by Martha N. Hagwood and Chief Curator Jefferson C. Harrison.

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Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) Sfida, 2008 Museum purchase and gift of Barry Friedman Ltd. © Toots Zynsky

RECENT ACQUISITIONS

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he Chrysler offers a range of enriching and diverting experiences, from regularly changing loan exhibitions and special events to its well-stocked gift shop and lively café. But it is the Chrysler’s permanent collection that constitutes its greatest strength and most valued community resource.

Gustave Doré (French, 18321883) Dante's Inferno: The Third Circle of Hell (Gluttons), 1861 Museum purchase, Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., Art Purchase Fund

Thanks to the generosity of private donors and income from endowed funds, the Chrysler continues to expand and evolve its collection to keep pace with our ever-changing world. In the last few months alone, the Museum has acquired an impressive group of objects in a wide range of media. Among our new acquisitions is an extraordinary presentation drawing by the great 19th-century French artist Gustave Doré. Executed in black and grey wash, and heightened with gouache, this darkly Romantic drawing was inspired by Dante’s Inferno, particularly his description of the third circle of Hell, in which gluttons are condemned to eternal suffering for their excesses in life. Two works have also been added to the Chrysler’s contemporary glass collection. Composed of hundreds of fused glass threads, the undulating form of Toots Zynsky’s vibrant red vessel, Sfida, evokes the petals of an unfolding flower, while Josiah McElheny’s Rearrangeable Domestic Roman Collection serves as a more cerebral essay on the issues of viewer perception and artistic originality. Finally, two monumental chromogenic prints by New York photographer Suzanne Opton have joined the Museum’s contemporary photography collection. These close-ups dramatically portray American soldiers returned from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. We invite you to visit the Museum in the coming months to see these new additions to our world-class collection.

EGYPT FOR EDUCATORS Wednesday, May 6 6 p.m. reception • 6:30 p.m. presentation in the Diamonstein Education Workshop TEACHERS: Don’t miss the VIP Preview of our upcoming fall exhibition To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum.

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hief Curator Jeff Harrison’s multimedia presentation will include an overview of this spectacular exhibition of rare and magnificent objects and how they explore ancient Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife. And our Education Department’s planning resources will help you create imaginative classroom lessons and fall field trips based on this popular traveling exhibition. School tours of To Life Forever will be available from October 14 to December 23, 2009. For more information or to RSVP for the VIP Preview, contact Channon Dillard at (757) 333-6239 or email her at education@chrysler.org. Mummy Mask of a Man, Roman Period, early 1st century A.D.

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Stucco, gilded and painted 20 1/4 x 13 x 7 7/8 in. (51.5 x 33 x 20 cm) Place made: Egypt, Africa Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund


P R O G R A M S Public Programs are included with Museum admission. Museum Members, children under 18, and students with college ID are always admitted to the Museum free of charge. Unless otherwise noted, no reservations are required for individuals, but please call for group reservations.

GALLERY TALKS Gallery Talks are customized tours that highlight the Museum’s many changing exhibitions and works in the Chrysler’s collection. Each session begins at the Museum’s information desk in Huber Court at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. In May and June, our Gallery Talks will feature the Chrysler’s Art of Glass 2 exhibitions.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

LIVE GLASSBLOWING Throughout the month of May Wednesdays from 12–2 p.m. and 6–8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from 1–4 p.m. Experience the wonder of seeing hot molten glass take solid form in Mary’s Garden. Throughout the month, artists will demonstrate various glassblowing techniques.

Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect May 3, 9, 13, 20, 24, 30 June 6, 10, 14, 21, 27

Contemporary Glass Among the Classics May 2, 6, 10, 16, 23, 27, 31 June 3, 7, 13, 17, 20, 24, 28

FILM The Time of Lino Sunday, May 17 at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 3 at 1:30 p.m. Witness the Maestro at work in this 2008 film in the Kaufman Theatre. The DVD is included in the exhibition catalogue, available for purchase in our Museum Shop for $50.

MUSEUM SHOP EVENTS Fiddlesticks Jewelry Trunk Show Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–3 p.m. Fiddlesticks Jewelry is handmade in Poquoson, Virginia. Nancy Witte and her design team use Venetian and Murano glass, hand-picked luminescent pearls, Swarovski crystals, Italian sterling, and 22-kt. gold beads in their colorful creations. Choose from a large selection of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings—all perfect for Mother’s Day gift giving. Enjoy three summer films under the stars! At 7:30 p.m., meet at the Information Desk for a Gallery Talk revealing the movie’s connections to the Chrysler’s collection or special exhibitions. Then head outside to Mary’s Garden at 8:30 for the film screening. Cost: Free for Museum Members, $5 for non-Members. Cash bar. Wednesday, June 17 Gallery Talk: Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass

Glass Eye Studio Signing Wednesday, May 13 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and 5 p.m.–7 p.m. Each of Glass Eye’s pieces is individually crafted by studio artists in Seattle, Washington—and every new design contains volcanic ash from Mount Saint Helen’s. Have your purchases signed as a special remembrance. Also available for purchase will be a limited-edition ornament made exclusively for the Chrysler Museum. Receive this Christmas keepsake free with purchases of $100 or more (a $20 value)!

Film: Summertime (1955, London Film Productions, 100 min.)

NEW DOCENT OPEN HOUSE

Wednesday, July 15

Wednesday, May 20 from 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Gallery Talk: French Impressionism and Beyond

This year, the Docent Council celebrates its 50th year. In that time, our volunteer educators have led hundreds of thousands of visitors through the Museum’s galleries. This fall, the Education Department will offer a year-long training course for art enthusiasts who are interested in joining our dedicated docent team. To learn more about the course and the Chrysler docent experience, please join us at this special Open House.

Film: An American in Paris (1951, MGM, 113 min.) Wednesday, August 19 Gallery Talk: Civil War Photography Film: Cold Mountain (2003, Miramax Films, 154 min.)

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P R O G R A M S Public Programs are included with Museum admission. Museum Members, children under 18, and students with college ID are always admitted to the Museum free of charge. Unless otherwise noted, no reservations are required for individuals, but please call for group reservations.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

MOTHER’S DAY Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday, May 10 at 11:00 a.m. Don’t miss the Chrysler Museum of Art’s Mother’s Day Brunch, back by popular demand! Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet and cash bar, surrounded by great art and good friends. Plan to stay all afternoon to tour the Museum’s spectacular Art of Glass 2 exhibitions and attend a special performance Ivan G. Olinsky (American, 1878-1962) by Todd Rosenlieb Adoration, ca. 1919 Dance at 3 p.m. Gift of The Norfolk Society of Arts Museum Members: Adults, $30; children 12 and under, $12; children 2 and under, free. Non-Members: Adults, $40; children 12 and under $12; children 2 and under, free. This event often sells out, so advance reservations are required. Call (757) 333-6318 to reserve your seat!

TICKLE MY EARS: STORIES AND ART AT THE CHRYSLER Geared toward pre-kindergarten children, this program takes place on the first Thursday of every month and features stories, songs, and surprises to help young children appreciate art. This program is generously supported by Target. Thursday, May 7 at 11 a.m. in the Kaufman Theatre Lobby

Chuga-chuga, Choo-choo Thursday, June 4 at 11 a.m. in the Large Changing Gallery

Sun, Sails, and Ships

WEDNESDAY NIGHT JAZZ The popular series The Art of Jazz features an all-star lineup of regional performers every Wednesday night from 6:15–8:45 p.m. in the Museum’s Huber Court. Wine and refreshments are available for purchase, and the Museum’s galleries stay open for guests’ enjoyment. MAY 2009 6 Swing Time 13 Brian Jones 20 Gil Cruz 27 Vinnie Knight

JUNE 2009 3 Billy Williams 10 Reggie Gist 17 Shanniece James 24 Pamela Hines

Mother’s Day Dance Performance Sunday, May 10 at 3 p.m. Cost: Included with Museum admission, free for Museum Members Todd Rosenlieb Dance interprets Art of Glass 2 with a program of new choreography inspired by the “dance” of the hot glass studio.

BUNNY AND PERRY MORGAN FAMILY DAY Sunday, May 17 from 1–5 p.m. Cost: Free admission for everyone Join us for one of our liveliest events of every year! Bunny and Perry Morgan Family Day features free admission, tours, music, live glassblowing, and special activities for all ages. Visitors can take advantage of free shuttles from the Chrysler to the Stockley Gardens Arts Festival happening the same day!

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The Fine Art of Wine—an informal tasting sponsored by Farm Fresh—takes place on the first Wednesday of each month. Members receive a $1 discount on each glass of wine and half-off on all wine tasting.

Art Riffs On the first Wednesday of each month, enjoy Art Riffs— short conversations led by a Museum Educator in front of a selected work of art. Guests meet at the main staircase in Huber Court when the band takes its first break, approximately 7:15 p.m. MAY 6

JUNE 3

Green Eye of the Pyramid

Endeavor

by Stanislav Libensk´y/ Jaroslava Brychtová

by Lino Tagliapietra


P R O G R A M S Public Programs are included with Museum admission. Museum Members, children under 18, and students with college ID are always admitted to the Museum free of charge. Unless otherwise noted, no reservations are required for individuals, but please call for group reservations.

HISTORIC HOUSES PROGRAMS

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Weekend Programs at the Historic Houses explore specific themes of the Moses Myers House in greater detail. These free programs are scheduled each Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. For more information about Historic Houses Programs, please call (757) 441-1526.

Discover Jewish-American History …If You Lived During Slavery Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7

Ladies of Norfolk—The Myers Women Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 (Mother’s Day)

Architour Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28

Divided City—Norfolk’s Civil War Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24 Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 (Father’s Day)

The Myers—A Jewish-American Family Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14

Sunday, May 31 1 p.m. at the Moses Myers House, 301 E. Freemason St., Norfolk 3 p.m. at The Jewish Museum and Cultural Center, 607 Effingham St., Portsmouth The Chrysler’s Moses Myers House in Norfolk LEFT: Elegant Lions of Judah flank Chevra T'helim's ark. partners with The Jewish Museum and Cultural RIGHT: Chevra T’helim Synagogue’s collection includes Center in Portsmouth to present this special this 18th-century Torah scroll rescued from the Holocaust. program in recognition of Jewish-American History Photos courtesy of Chevra T'helim Synagogue month. The event begins at 1 p.m. at the Moses Myers House with The Myers—A Jewish-American Family, which explores the religious life of Norfolk’s first permanent Jewish residents and how their personal beliefs found expression in their public lives in the late 18th century. The adventure continues in Portsmouth at The Jewish Museum and Cultural Center with The Immigrant Experience at 3 p.m. Guests will hear the stories of early-20th-century Jewish immigrants who made this area their home and explore historic Chevra T’helim Synagogue and a collection of personal and religious items drawn from its congregation. A light reception will conclude the program. Cost: $5. For more information, please call the Moses Myers House (757) 441-1526 or The Jewish Museum and Cultural Center at (757) 391-9266 (www.jewishmuseumportsmouth.org).

CAMP CHRYSLER 2009: STOP, LOOK, LISTEN It’s a world of new adventures at Camp Chrysler 2009! Explore new ideas and themes by stopping to look and listen to the stories art tells. Experience the wonder and beauty of Art of Glass 2 and the Museum’s own world-class glass collection. Each morning campers will visit the galleries and get the chance to create inspired works of art. Afternoons will be spent with a children’s theatre specialist to develop an original play. At week’s end, family and friends are invited to an art exhibition and the premiere of a theatrical production—created by our campers! Registration Dates: Monday, April 6–Friday, May 29 Dates:

July 6–10 July 13–17 July 20–24

Ages 6 to 8 Ages 9 to 12 Ages 13 to 16

Time:

Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cost:

$175 for Museum Members $250 for non-Members (cost includes a one-year Household Membership)

For additional information, please call (757) 333-6239 or visit www.chrysler.org. Photo by Chrysler Education Department

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Unless otherwise noted, no reservations are required for individuals, but please call for group reservations.

PROGRAMS FOR MEMBERS & SUPPORT GROUPS

MOWBRAY ARCH SOCIETY

FRIENDS OF HISTORIC HOUSES

Spring Program: Fine Paintings as Inspiration for Garden Design Thursday, May 14 The Mowbray Arch Society will welcome acclaimed gardening specialist Gordon Hayward as its Spring Program guest speaker. Hayward is well known for his decades of contributions to Horticulture Magazine and Fine Gardening Magazine, as well as his awardwinning books on garden design. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture and dinner. William Merritt Chase (American, 1849-1916) An Italian Garden, ca. 1909 Gift of Edward J. Brickhouse

For more information on the Mowbray Arch Society, please contact Deborrah Grulke at (757) 333-6318 or e-mail her at dgrulke@chrysler.org.

SENIOR ART FORUM This senior citizens group meets one Saturday afternoon each month in the Diamonstein Education Workshop for a tour, discussion, and refreshments.

Secret Garden Wednesday, May 20 at 12 noon at the Norfolk History Museum Join the Friends of Historic Houses at the Willoughby-Baylor House (601 Freemason Street, Norfolk) for lunch and stroll down memory lane. Visit three of Norfolk’s historic gems: the Norfolk History Museum, the Moses Myers House, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Tours begin at 12:15 p.m. and 1 p.m. To reserve your box lunch ($10), please call (757) 353-6221. For more information on the event, please call (757) 441-1526.

Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass Saturday, May 2 at 2 p.m.

Contemporary Glass Among the Classics Saturday, June 6 at 2 p.m. Cost: Free for Members, $5 for non-Members.

NORFOLK HISTORY MUSEUM SERIES The Norfolk Historical Society sponsors lectures in the Museum’s Kaufman Theatre on the second Wednesday of each month. Refreshments will be offered after each event. Cost: Free to Members of the Friends of Historic Houses and the Norfolk Historical Society, $5 for all others. For more information, please call (757) 441-1526.

“Speaking of Mr. Poe…” Wednesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, listen as his friend Samuel Mordecai eulogizes the late poet. He disputes some of the myths surrounding the writer and includes dramatic readings of some of Poe’s best works. Mr. Mordecai is portrayed by Kevin Grantz of Virginia Patriots, Inc.

Legacy: Walter Chrysler and the Chrysler Museum Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. Author and historian Peggy Earle paints a vivid picture of the Chrysler’s transformation into one of the finest art museums on the East Coast and delivers a captivating portrait of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. Join us for a fascinating view of the museum world and how great art found a place to call home.

FLOWER GUILD Flower Arranging Club The Flower Arranging Club is a very popular new program offered by the Flower Guild. The group meets every other month at 1:00 p.m. and each session provides participants with an arrangement, container, mechanics, and several new skills and techniques for flower arranging. This year’s sessions are scheduled for: Thursday, May 14 at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 30 at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 17 at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 19 at 1 p.m. The registration deadline is the Monday of the week preceding the class, but advance reservations and payment ($50) are suggested as space is limited and previous classes have been filled to capacity.

Floral Workshop Thursday, May 7 at 9:30 a.m. Robin Ingram, chair of the Flower Guild, presents a hands-on workshop on arranging in deep-water containers—the design method used to create the beautiful floral arrangements that enhance Huber Court each week. Due to space limitations, this training class is offered only to current Flower Guild Members. To join the Flower Guild or guarantee your spot at the events listed above, please call Gail Winn at (757) 333-6221, or e-mail her at gwinn@chrysler.org.


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Unless otherwise noted, no reservations are required for individuals, but please call for group reservations.

PROGRAMS FOR MEMBERS & SUPPORT GROUPS

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY Annual Meeting and Reception Wednesday, May 27 at 6:00 p.m. The Friends of the Jean Outland Chrysler Library will celebrate their hard work and the successful efforts of the past year at their annual meeting. A brief business meeting will include a presentation on a recent acquisition made possible by contributions from the Friends. ARTstor is an invaluable digital resource that provides Library patrons with access to nearly one million high-quality images for scholarly research and presentations. After the meeting, the Friends will adjourn to the Chrysler Café for refreshments. For more information, please call Gail Winn at (757) 333-6221, or e-mail her at gwinn@chrysler.org.

GLASS ASSOCIATES Special Event Tuesday, May 26 at 6 p.m. Join Curator of Glass Kelly Conway for a special behind-the-scenes preview of the installation of the Museum’s newest glass acquisition, The TwentyFour-Light Candelabrum by French glass manufacturer Cristalleries de Baccarat. Housed in a state-of-the-art new case, this 7-foot-tall glass masterpiece exemplifies the tradition of elaborate European glass furnishings popular in the 19th century. Please RSVP by May 19 to Gail Winn at (757) 333-6221 or gwinn@chrysler.org.

ART TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES Join fellow Museum Members on specially designed tours that offer unique opportunities to learn about the artistic and cultural life of exciting destinations around the world.

Village Life Along the Dalmatian Coast July 21−29, 2009 Sail from the port of Venice across the dark blue Adriatic Sea and along Dalmatia’s ruggedly beautiful, island-dotted shoreline. Rarely visited by American travelers, the Dalmatian Coast offers an unmatched collection of Roman ruins, medieval towns, and idyllic islands. This program is offered in conjunction with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Oakland Museum, and the University of Southern California. Cost: From $3,195 per person, double occupancy (plus airfare)

The historic port of Dubrovnik

Flavors of Burgundy and Provence October 3−14, 2009 The Chrysler Museum of Art and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts are pleased to present this 12-day journey from Paris to Nice, including a weeklong scenic cruise down the Rhone River from Chalons to Arles. Cost: From $3,107 per person, double occupancy (plus airfare)

Classical Turkey Provence, France

November 12−23, 2009 Become captivated by Turkey’s rich culture and fascinating history. Strategically located between two continents, Turkey has been a crossroads for civilizations over the ages. This 12day, fully-guided journey features visits to famous landmarks such as Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, as well as the ancient ruins of Ephesus and the legendary city of Troy. Cost: $3,689 per person, double occupancy ~ includes airfare from Norfolk.

DESTINATIONS FOR 2010: Peru, Egypt, Seattle For additional information about these trips, please contact Deborrah Grulke at (757) 333-6318 or email her at dgrulke@chrysler.org.

The Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

FRIENDS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART Private Viewing for Steering Committee

FAAA Annual Meeting

Wednesday, May 6 American sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett (b. 1916) is best known for the expressionistic sculptures and politically charged prints she produced during the 1960s and 1970s. Her style blends traditional African art forms with old-fashioned American realism. On May 6, the FAAA Steering Committee will visit a local collector of Catlett’s art.

Wednesday, May 20 The FAAA will hold their annual meeting on Wednesday, May 20, gathering at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments and at 6 p.m. for a glassblowing demonstration. The group will then move to the Kaufman Theatre for a brief meeting and a film on the history of African-American art. For more information, please call Gail Winn at (757) 333-6221, or e-mail her at gwinn@chrysler.org.


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Mark your calendar now for our Summer Friday Films for Children. Each 10:30 a.m. screening in our Kaufman Theatre includes a classic film or contemporary animation, along with a follow-up activity designed to help your children understand and appreciate art here at the Chrysler. Cost: Free to Members or included with Museum admission; children under 18 are always free. For groups larger than 10, please call (757) 333-6239 to make reservations.

Friday, July 3

Friday, July 24

Lyle, Lyle Crocodile: The House on East 88th Street

Are You My Mother? Viewing age: preschool to 8 (30 minutes)

Viewing age: all ages (25 minutes)

Friday, July 31 Friday, July 10

Abel’s Island

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Viewing age: 6 to 10 (30 minutes)

Viewing age: preschool to 8 (30 minutes)

Friday, July 17 Max’s Chocolate Chicken

For more details about each film, see www.chrysler.org.

Viewing age: preschool to 8 (36 minutes)

This popular series will continue through August.


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