This fall, the Chrysler Museum of Art will present Building a Legacy: Chrysler Collects for the Future, an exhibition featuring exceptional recent and promised gifts to the Museum’s permanent collection. The show, on view Nov. 19, 2021–March 6, 2022, is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.’s transformative gift of art to the City of Norfolk.
In 1971, more than 7,000 objects from Walter Chrysler’s collection found their new home at the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences, and the institution was renamed in his honor. Until his death in 1988, Chrysler would gift more than 10,000 works to the Museum. “Building a Legacy presents the ongoing impact of Chrysler’s generosity with objects from modern-day art collectors who have committed to broadening the scope of the Museum’s collection,” said Corey Piper, Ph.D, the Chrysler Museum’s Brock curator of American art and curator of the exhibition.