The Chrysler Museum of Art is located in Norfolk, Virginia. It is one of the finest museums in the United States with a vast collection that includes American and European paintings and sculptures, contemporary art, decorative arts, glass, photography, and of course there are always revolving works on loan. The setting is on par with any other museum in the world. No one is ever disappointed.
Current exhibits include the masterpieces of glass maestro Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass will open at the Chrysler Museum of Art on April 8, 2009 and run through July 19, 2009.
“The exhibition will feature 155 pivotal works from Tagliapietra’s own personal collection and collections around the world, as well as designs made for industry and objects that will be exhibited for the first time. Displays will range from an installation of his impressive Endeavor boat series, to groupings of his masterful goblets, to a selection of rare bonboniere, or tiny glass replicas of some of his favorite works given as party favors to loved ones.” RE: http://www.chrysler.org/press/AOG-Lino.asp
If Murano Island in Venice, Italy is too far for you to venture, come to Norfolk and witness the next best thing.