Norfolk Arts

Norfolk Arts

Norfolk Arts can boast of Chrysler Museum of Art and its 30,000 pieces of American and European arts ranging from 5000 years old to yesterday. In recent decades, the greater arts community has expanded well beyond the Chrysler.

Chrysler Museum of Art
DESCRIPTION: The Chrysler is considered one of America’s best fine art museums. Stroll through 5,000 years of art history at the former home to Walter Chrysler, Jr. This world-class collection of 30,000 pieces of American and European painting and sculpture, 20th Century art, decorative glass and photographic art is captivating on many levels. A 300-seat theater hosts musical performances and year round lectures. Numerous free activities for children, a fine restaurant and a gift shop onsite. An extension to the museum is several nearby houses that are accurately restored to their 18th century condition.
ADMISSION: $7 General, Children 12 and under FREE
DAYS & HOURS: Wed 10a-9p, Thu-Sat 10a-5p, Sunday 1p-5p
ADDRESS: 245 West Olney Road, Norfolk, VA MAP
PARKING: on premises
PHONE: 757-664-6200
WEBSITE: http://www.chrysler.org

Chrysler Hall
DESCRIPTION: Since its grand opening in 1972, Chrysler Hall has served as one of the premiere performing arts center of Southeastern Virginia. It features a busy year-round calendar. It comfortably seats 2,500 patrons who have very good sight lines.
BOX OFFICE: opens an hour before show start.
ADDRESS: 215 St. Pauls Blvd, Norfolk, VA MAP
PARKING: The Scope Garage and the MacArtthur Center North Garage
PHONE: 757-664-6464
WEBSITE: http://chryslerhall.org

Harrison Opera House
DESCRIPTION: The official home of the Virginia Opera is located in the Ghent Arts district of Norfolk. During World War II, this venue served as a USO theater for veterans shipping off or returning from overseas duty. Edythe and Stanley Harrison contributed a large sum of money to lavishly renovate and enhance this historic theater in 1993. Τhis beloved opera house hosts concerts and touring Broadway plays. It has 1,632 seating capacity, ample modern amenities and inexpensive parking adjacent to the theater.
BOX OFFICE: Non-Performance Weeks Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm; Performance Weeks Mon-Fri 10am – 5:00pm, Sun 10am – 1:30pm
ADDRESS: 160 West Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA MAP
PHONE: 757-623-1223
WEBSITE: http://www.vaopera.org

L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center
DESCRIPTION: Named in honor of the first Black governor of Virginia, this exquisite and luxurious performing arts venue. Upon entry, a grand staircase and spiral crystal chandelier serve as the focal point catching your eye. Attend a concert or play on its Broadway-quality stage and listen to excellent acoustics for the many and varied musical performances year round. It seats over 1800 patrons.
DAYS & HOURS: event dependent
ADDRESS: 700 Park Avenue at Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA MAP
PARKING: on premises
PHONE: 757-823-2063
WEBSITE: http://www.nsu.edu/wilder

d`Art Center
DESCRIPTION: See artists working in open attractive architectural settings creating and selling a diverse range of art. Its a great place to acquire original art works at a bargain. Art classes and exhibits of contemporary fine art and craft art are regularly presented.
ADMISSION: Free
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 10a-5p, Sun 1p-5p
ADDRESS: 208 Main Street in Selden Arcade, Norfolk, VA MAP
PARKING: Waterside and Main Street garages
PHONE: 757-625-4211
WEBSITE: http://www.d-artcenter.org

Courthouse Galleries
DESCRIPTION: Housed in the 1846 Courthouse, the galleries rotate visual art exhibits, lectures, classes and performances. It features Eastern, Western, multicultural, traditional and contemporary art forms that inspire interest and understanding of our rich and diverse global heritage.
ADMISSION: small fee
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri-9a-5p
ADDRESS: High Street at Court Street, Portsmouth, VA MAP
PARKING: lots nearby
PHONE: 757-393-8543
WEBSITE: http://www.courthousegalleries.com

Naval Shipyard Museum
DESCRIPTION: Norfolk Naval Shipyard Museum was founded in Norfolk in 1949. It was later moved to the Portsmouth waterfront. If you’re interested in naval history or memorabilia, you will find it to be a delight. At High Street Landing on The Elizabeth River, visitors will experience a steady stream of vessels from pleasure craft to carriers.
ADMISSION: small fee
DAYS & HOURS: 10a-5p
ADDRESS: High Street Landing, Portsmouth, VA MAP
PHONE: 757-393-8591
WEBSITE: http://www.portsnavalmuseums.com

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