Norfolk's Art Museum is Known for Glass—and Much More
The Chrysler is famous for one of the world’s largest collections of glass objects, spanning 3,000 years, and for its glassblowing studio. American and European painting and sculpture, modern art, photography, and decorative arts collections are also strong. Wisteria, the museum’s airy café, opens to Mary’s Garden. The Chrysler is the anchor of the surrounding NEON (New Energy of Norfolk) Arts District, including street art murals and installations and art galleries. Adjacent to the museum, the waterfront street Mowbray Arch wraps around the elegant old Ghent neighborhood, worth exploring for its restaurants and shops. The museum-owned Moses Myer House (323 E. Freemason St.) reflects the life of a prosperous 19th-century Jewish merchant family and is open 12-5 on weekends.