Located in Norfolk, Virginia, just about three hours from the heart of Northern Virginia, you’ll find The Chrysler Museum, an artistic hub featuring 50 galleries and a collection of over 30,000 pieces, all of which you can observe for free. This fall, you may want to consider visiting the space, as it will be debuting three one-of-a-kind exhibits that offer some intrigue to viewers.
The keynote exhibition, Come Together, Right Now: The Art of Gathering, consists of more than 100 specially curated pieces from the Museum’s collection. The exhibition, beginning on Sunday, Oct. 11 and continuing through Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, is in response to the current world we are living in, highlighting the global pandemic and social uprisings spurred from ongoing police brutality and racial injustice.
The four themes Come Together, Right Now will focus on are as follows: together in celebration, together in purpose, together in justice and together in love. Plus, curators are inviting the local community to share their own images of protest to display as part of the exhibition. Some images and pieces will also be placed outdoors, in an effort to accommodate those who do not yet feel comfortable stepping into the museum.
Prior to the release of the keynote exhibition, The Chrysler Museum will debut two other exhibits this September, including Alejandro Cartagena’s Photo Structure/Foto Estructura and Sarah Choo Jing’s Art of the Rehearsal.
Cartagena’s work, to be displayed Friday, Sept. 4 through Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, surrounds the nature of photography, through an exploration of what happens when you reconfigure the composition of a discarded photograph. Jing’s work is presented through the medium of videography in a three-channel video exploring diverse ethnic communities in Singapore through dance. The artist captured intimate, unguarded moments of dancers performing on the street and on rooftops, as well as in rehearsals, rather than in final performances. Art of the Rehearsal will be available for viewing from Thursday, Sept. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021.
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