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THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART

CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART IN NORFOLK, VA

CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART IN NORFOLK, VA

 Today, we took the ferry across the Elizabeth River to Norfolk.  We used the city transit system for the first time; and, after we found the first station, we did okay using this free city service.  We spent the morning preparing the boat for our absence since we are going home tomorrow so we didn’t have as much time as we would have liked to tour the museum.  So, we hope to revisit it before we leave the Portsmouth/Norfolk area. We were fortunate to get to go into this museum, as today is the first day they have been open since they  experienced flooding in their basement due to IDA. 

The museum had an Egyptian exhibit borrowed from the Brooklyn Museum.  We took advantage of the opportunity to see it.  Fascinating!!! If you ever have the opportunity to see it, it’s well worth it.  We enjoyed seeing the King Tut exhibit when it was at the IMA in Indy, but this was even more spectacular.

Another point of interest to us was the blown glass exhibit.  This form of art has always amazed me.  I was so impressed with Dale Chihully’s exhibit at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, and as we were walking around the Chrysler Museum’s exhibit, I kept looking for his work.  I did find some, exhibited right beside a piece from his instructor, Harvey Littleton.

DALE CHIHULLY'S BLOWN GLASS EXHIBITED AT THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM

DALE CHIHULLY'S BLOWN GLASS EXHIBITED AT THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM

Since we did not want to be in a strange area of the city after dark, we left the museum in plenty of time to find a station for the city bus.  We successfully made our way back to the ferry and our boat.  Then, guess what we did next….LAUNDRY. YEAH!!! After laundry and dinner, we packed our bags to be ready for our flight home tomorrow.  Our boat slip neighbors offered to take us to the Norfolk airport since he has a doctor’s appointment in town in the morning.  “Boaters” are such nice people; always offering to help other boaters out in any way they can. We are all “wired” the same.  Either that, or we’ve all “been hit with the same hammer”. 

Since we will be in Indy for a week for the Thanksgiving holiday, I won’t be posting anymore until after we get back to the boat.  Happy Thanksgiving to all.    FM/GS Jean and Captain Gary S. Glenn out…..

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