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Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk

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The product of one family's passion for art, Chrysler Museum of Art spans thousands of years of history. Home of Walter P. Chrysler Jr. 's art collection, the museum features 30,000 pieces that give a comprehensive view of the development of art forms over the course of human history. In addition to the main, Neoclassical building, the museum also owns two historic homes downtown. Several tours address a variety of interests, including the elements of art, the ancient world, mythology, and the history and science of glass. You also might find a film screening or lecture here as well. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Norfolk using our trip planner.
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  • Superb glass highlights a strong visual permanent collection. Interesting temporary exhibitions. Wonderful way to spend a free afternoon.  more »
  • Beautiful, clean, neat, free !), with great common spaces and excellent collections both permanent and special. We hadn't visited in 25 years; the place has aged much better than we have!  more »
  • I love museums, so my son took me and the family to visit this one. I loved that it was free to the public because I personally think museums should always be free and very low cost so that everyone c...  more »
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  • Beautiful architectural building inside as well as out. Very well laid out on the inside to make your trip through the building very pleasurable. Fantastic artwork from Egyptian tombs to the classics of the great Masters. Sculptures are fantastic. Excellent place to spend a Saturday or Sunday with the family or individually. Would highly recommend this Museum for the art lover.
  • It's a great exhibit to behold. But if you are political right leaning, it's best to be quiet about politics and just enjoy the art. Other than that, it's a nice exhibit to go see and is worth while for a half-day visit. They do occasionally have interesting evening events so check the calendar to see what is going on.
  • This is an extremely underrated museum. There are so many works by great artists like Velazquez, Rubens, Cezanne, Monet, Picasso, Warhol, Pollock, Bernini, Matisse, Hopper, and many others. The museum is large so I would suggest spending at least an hour and thirty minutes there. The quality of the paintings was spectacular and include massive altarpieces, tapestries, murals, and installation art. It also has a collection of archaeological antiquities including a massive Egyptian stone sarcophagus and colossal statues of roman people. The special exhibitions are also very nice. For a free museum, this place is high quality. They do have a suggested donation though.
  • As a DJ it's very hard to get sound in here and make it sound really good. This is a beautiful Museum and an awesome place to to have an event or a wedding, but the acoustics are a bear to deal with. I have pretty top-of-the-line Gear with a drive rack that helps to equalize all of my sound. I did a pretty good job with sound but I'll tell you it is a lot of work to get good sound in here. But again it's a very beautiful place to get married in the staff is great!
  • What a beautiful place, and best of all.. it's free! I went in late August for the first time and was pleasantly surprised at how varied the museum was. Modern art to mummies and that was just only the first floor! I wasn't able to visit the second floor as the museum had to close down early for a floor warning, but if I could would have stayed all day!

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A stay downtown is the best way to access all the central attractions and the harbor. Most of the downtown hotels are chains known for providing luxury and multiple amenities; however, there are a few independent inns and bed and breakfasts. Some of these offer full suites.
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