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Chrysler Museum of Art

Chrysler Museum of Art
Historical Note
The Chrysler Museum of Arts is located in Norfolk, Virginia. Founded in 1939 as the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Museum experienced explosive growth in 1971 when automobile heir and art collector Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. presented the city of Norfolk with his collection. Since Chrysler's death in 1989 the Museum has continued to grow and expand, building on his legacy with regular additions to its holdings.
Note Author
Anne Johnson