The Chrysler Museum of Art, is getting ready to open its new 7,000 square foot glass studio.
Artist Charlotte Potter has been hired to helm the new studio as it gets off the ground, scheduled to open to the public Novermber 2nd.
The addition of the Glass Studio enhances the Museum’s stature as one of the top three museums in the United States with an art glass focus. The reality of the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio was sparked from the interest and support base demonstrated during Art of Glass 2 - the region’s blockbuster glass exhibition in 2009 featured the Chrysler Museum, Virginia Arts Festival and the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia as major partners.
“The Glass Studio will allow our visitors to experience glassmaking and be involved in every step of the process,” says Bill Hennessey, the Museum’s director. “We anticipate this will draw people to the region to learn about glass, meet visiting glass artists and tour our collection. We expect this to be a significant educational component for the region—one that will allow us to further strengthen our partnerships with groups such as Tidewater Community College and the Governor’s School for the Arts. With more than a third of our 35,000-object collection devoted to glass, this is clearly a strong suit for the Chrysler. This Glass Studio will bring these works of art to life.”
Chrysler Museum of Art
245 West Olney Road
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
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