Art can portray the world's most complex subjects: the passion of love, the horrors of war, and the despair of fruit waiting to be eaten. Hold up a mirror to nature with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a household membership and a membership in For Art's Sake to the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk (a $105 value).
Deemed "among the top museums in the country" by a Washington Post critic, the Chrysler collection features more than 30,000 masterpieces from around the world, encompassing thousands of years of painting, decorative art, photography, and sculpture. The household membership entitles two adults and their children or grandchildren under 18 to a cornucopia of benefits, including free admission (and visitors' guest passes) to the museum's special exhibitions, invitations to members-only events, and discounts at The Museum Shop and Chrysler Café. Current exhibitions include Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margret and H. A. Rey which tells the story of the mischievous monkey’s creators’ narrow escape from Nazi troops during World War II. Members can wind down with free admission to the museum's weekly seasonal Warm It! and Cool It! series of after-work concerts and discussions, geared toward young professionals and well-behaved dancing bears.
The museum's glass collection is one of the largest in the world and boasts an impressive assortment of turn-of-the-century art objects by Louis Comfort Tiffany, from rare lamps to colorful busts of Jerry Garcia. Contemplate a 1562 altarpiece by Veronese while strolling through the ample European-painting collection, then confront modernity by the side of 20th-century masters such as Edward Hopper, Mark Rothko, and Jackson Pollock. Visitors can research favorite artists or uncover long-lost treatises on Pokemon political philosophy at the Jean Outland Chrysler Library, or take in a demonstration of glass-blowing techniques in the museum's 7,000-square-foot glass studio starting in the fall.
245 W Olney Rd.
Norfolk, Virginia 23510Get Directions