Chrysler Museum of Art

The Chrysler Museum is home to art from the ancient, medieval and Renaissance, and modern periods. Despite its small size, it has over 50 galleries - featuring everything from pottery, sculpture, and glass to photography, 18th-20th century paintings, and contemporary art. During their tour, groups can explore ancient cultures, mythology in art, American art and history, and the visual elements of art. A unique interdisciplinary program, the History and Science of Glass, explores works of glass in the collection including the art, history, and technology behind them. Glass studio demonstrations are also available, and can be combined with the tour.
 
Contact Info
Address: One Memorial Place, Norfolk, VA 23510. Norfolk County. Tel: 757-333-6269. Email: rsanchez@chrysler.org. Website: www.chrysler.org. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Free.

Museums Fun Facts

Museums are collections - of artifacts, paintings, etc. Talk about what types of collections campers have at home – be they stamps, baseball cards, or other items.

Use this comparison to frame some activities: talk about how museum collections came to be. Who collected and gathered the items on display? Compare this to how campers gathered their own collections at home. Also talk about (both with campers and museum staff) how the exhibits at the museum are arranged – such as the lighting and temperature for a certain exhibit.

Have campers set up a “Trip Museum” back at camp, consisting of items they’ve obtained on field trips; think of it as a group show and tell, where everyone participates and contributes to the collection.