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Visit Norfolk with the JRA
Friday, October 04, 2019 to Saturday, October 05, 2019
Category: TRIPS

Visit Norfolk, Virginia with the JRA

October 4 - 5, 2019
Norfolk, Virginia 

See the glass, museums and indie art scene of Norfolk, VA. Exhibitions of glass artists include Beth Lipman and Judith Schaecter and we will have a chance to see the soon-to-open Glass Hotel. We will check out the NEON arts district, and local makerspace. Additionally, we will be getting private curator-led tours from some of the leading museums in Virginia, including the Chrysler Museum, Hermitage Museum & Gardens, Moses Myers Historic House, and Barry Museum at Old Dominion University.

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Tentative Itinerary

Friday Oct 4

8:00am Welcome by city official and remarks by WPA architect Thom White followed by tour of saving cultural structures from rising tides. Slover Library. Coffee & pastries.

The WPA Architects company are well known for designing the Chrysler Museum’s new Wonder Studio, the Chrysler Museum of Art: Perry Glass Expansion and for participating in the Art of Burning Man presented at the Hermitage Museum.

10:00am Chrysler Museum tour led by Carolyn Swan Needell, Ph.D., the Chrysler Museum’s Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass. On display: A major Judith Schaecter exhibition, to be announced.

11:30am  Lunch at the museum’s Wisteria Café

12:45pm Visit to Moses Myers historic house to see “Adeline’s Portal”, an installation by Beth Lipman

1:30pm  Tour the Barry Museum at Old Dominion University, led by director Jutta Page, followed by visits to the Old Dominion University studios. Visits include Peter Eudenbach, art department chair, and of John Roth, sculpture and furniture artist.

3:30pm Optional walking tour of NEON arts district

5:30pm See the art collection at our hotel, The Main and dinner there in one of their restaurants


Saturday Oct 5

9:00am Breakfast at the Glass Hotel and tour of the Perry Collection with possible display of work by ceramic artists Michelle Erickson and Akiko Tanaka

10:00am Tour of the private collection of Oriana McKinnon

11:00am Hermitage Museum & Gardens. Tour led by Jen Duncan, executive director catered lunch at the Hermitage

1:00pm  Visit private collection of the Goode family

2:00pm  Tour the MakerSpace/DreamFactory followed by visit to The Growler studio and shop