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Chrysler The Members Magazine | Fall 2017


board of trustees 201718

Thomas L. Stokes, Jr., Chairman The Members Magazine | Fall 2017
In 1971 Walter P. Chrysler Jr. and Jean Outland Chrysler made Lelia Graham Webb, Vice Chairman
a transformational gift to the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Brother Rutter, Secretary
Sciences and the City of Norfolk. The collections of the newly Yvonne T. Allmond
renamed Chrysler Museum of Art were immediately recognized Dudley Anderson
for their quality and breadth, especially in the areas of European Shirley C. Baldwin
Kathleen Broderick
and American painting and Glass. Since that time, the Museum
Deborah H. Painter
has continued to grow its collections through gifts and director s note
Paul D. Fraim
purchases. Simultaneously, we build on our traditional strengths Edith G. Grandy
and expand into new areas. For instance, in the 1990s, we began Inside Front Cover
Virginia C. Hitch
to collect photography comprehensively and more recently, James A. Hixon
we have sought to acquire more works by important but Claus Ihlemann in the galleries
underrepresented African-American artists like Elizabeth Catlett Marc Jacobson
Linda H. Kaufman
2 Exhibitions on View
and Beauford Delaney.
Pamela C. Kloeppel 6 Camerawork at NASA Langley
In order to maintain our position as one of the great collections
of glass in America, we need to keep building. That is why
Harry T. Lester
Suzanne Mastracco
8 Norfolk Society of Arts
Centennial Gift
the recent promised gift from Lisa and Dudley Anderson is Colin M. McKinnon
so important. (See the article on p.10) Over several decades, Peter M. Meredith, Jr.
On view beginning November 17,
in Multiple Modernisms 10 Anderson Gift
Charlotte M. Minor Georgia O'Keeffe, American, 1887-1986
the Andersons have assembled an outstanding collection of
J. Douglas Perry Black Door with Red, 1954
contemporary glass in the country. They have collected broadly cover story
C. Arthur Rutter III Oil on canvas
but also in depth. For instance, early in their collecting life Bob Sasser Bequest of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. 12 Enchanted by Glass
they recognized the importance of the Czech artists Stanislav Lisa B. Smith
Libensk and Jaroslava Brychtov and over time they acquired Richard Waitzer chrysler news
many of their most important works. The Andersons have Joseph T. Waldo
already donated three monumental pieces by this influential Wayne F. Wilbanks 1 6 Peers and Partners
couple to the Museum. Additionally, the Andersons acquired Cheryl Xystros
18 Interns at the Chrysler
excellent works by most of the leading figures in the studio
glass movement.
chrysler magazine
Meredith Gray,
19 Camp Chrysler

It is very gratifying to know that Lisa and Dudley have chosen

Director of Communications 20 Reflections from the Edge
the Chrysler as the eventual home for this impressive collection.
Jane Cleary, Graphics Manager
All photographs by Ed Pollard,
22 For the Culturally Curious
I believe it speaks to the overall quality of our collection and Museum Photographer unless
otherwise noted
Ren Lalique (French, 18601945)
Automobile Mascot on Base
24 Staff Notes
professionalism of the institution. We will remain conscientious Victoire (Victory), 1928
stewards of the art that has been entrusted to us by the
Chryslers, the Andersons, and many other generous collectors.
Chrysler Magazine is published
for and mailed to Chrysler Museum
Moldpressed, assembled, acidetched
2011.3.345, gift of
member exclusives
In this way, we will continue to fulfill our mission to enrich the Members as a benefit of their Elaine and Stanford Steppa, 26 People, Parties, and Patriotism
generous support. The Corning Museum of Glass
lives of all the visitors to the Museum.
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Erik H. Neil, Director
on the cover
Ren Lalique (French, 18601945)
Perfume Bottle with Stopper
Bouchon mres (Berry stopper),
Moldblown, moldpressed,
applied patina, acidetched
2011.3.250, gift of Joey Kirkpatrick (American, b. 1952)
Elaine and Stanford Steppa, Flora C. Mace (American, b. 1949)
The Corning Museum of Glass Alphabet of Flowers, 2012
Blown glass, crushed glass powder,
glass thread drawing
Photography by Scott Leen
Exhibitions Root and Flower:
The Natural World of
Joey Kirkpatrick and
Flora C. Mace
Ren Lalique:
Enchanted by Glass
Opening the evening of
Thursday, September 14
In The Box: Dust Tail
Opening September 21
Contemporary Peruvian artist
Elena Damianis multimedia
Thomas Hart Benton
and the Navy
Closing September 24 in
the Focus Gallery (G. 229)
Glen McClure:
The Shipyard Workers
of Hampton Roads
Closing September 24 in
Picturing Innovation:
The First 100 Years at
NASA Langley
Opening October 7 in the
On view through in the Norfolk Southern own fine holdings of French the McKinnon Wing of Frank Photography
art glass. practice incorporates the The 1941 bombing of Pearl
February 18, 2018 in the Special Exhibitions Gallery Modern and Contemporary Galleries and Focus Gallery
(Gs. 101102) and the disciplines of geology, Harbor inspired American artist
Glass Projects Space (G. 118) The exhibition is organized by Art (Gs. 226 and 227) (G. 228229)
Waitzer Community Gallery The Corning Museum of Glass, geography, cartography, and Navy veteran Thomas Hart
Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora Mace (G. 103) Corning, New York. archeology, and astronomy Benton to create a series of Over the past four years, To commemorate the
are intimately connected to in order to reinterpret the works celebrating the ships, Norfolk-based photographer 100th anniversary of NASA
the natural world and deeply Revel in the luxury of French submarines, and sailors who Glen McClure visited nearly a Langley Research Center
world around us. In her recent
engaged with the world glass, jewelry, and decorative fought in World War II. To mark dozen shipyards throughout in Hampton, Virginia, the
Members Exhibition work Dust Tail (2016), the artist
they study. On their farm in arts created by one of the the centennial of Naval Air Hampton Roads, making Chrysler Museum mined
Preview Party overlays numerous images
Washington State, they find great turn-of-the-century Station Norfolk, the Chrysler hundreds of portraits of the agencys photographic
Get the first look at our fall of comets blazing dust tails
inspiration that translates masters of the art, Ren Lalique. presents an exhibition of the the men and women who archive. With more than 100
keynote exhibition at our to form a stimulating collage
into realistic drawings of tree The Chryslers fall keynote artists works from the Navy keep the regions economy images, the exhibition depicts
special roaring twenties soiree! printed on silk chiffon. The
roots and a countless array of exhibition features more than Art Collection, on loan from afloat. Captured on the many of Langleys pioneering
Enjoy a comprehensive look airiness of the material causes
wildflowers that they dissect, 200 worksfrom vases and the Naval History and Heritage docks and decks that line our innovationsfrom pilots
at one of the most influential it to ripple, suggesting the
reassemble, and preserve in perfume bottles to desk sets Command in Washington, waterways, his photographs testing experimental planes
designers of the 20th century, movement of the stars. The
a permanent state with resin and automotive ornaments D.C. These 25 paintings and are monumentally scaled, and engineers operating the
live jazz performances, work hangs in three layers,
and glass. As partners in life that highlight the artist- drawings reveal Bentons yet intimately detailed facilitys famous wind tunnels
and a speakeasy lounge. forming a half ellipse, which
and art, Kirkpatrick and Mace industrialists talent for design, fascination with modern celebrating the skill, knowledge, to astronauts preparing to take
Admission is free for all is also part of the orbital
began their collaboration three dcor, and distribution. Most military technology and his and individuality of these the first steps on the moon. A
Museum Members. trajectory of a comet.
decades ago at Pilchuck Glass of the objects in the exhibition sensitivity to the rhythms of dedicated workers. The Chrysler tribute to Langleys rich history,
come from the unrivaled Tickets for all others are $15.
School. Their humanistic work daily life below deck. proudly presents 21 of their Picturing Innovation explores
Steppa Collection of Lalique RSVP by Wednesday,
encapsulates their personal faces and workplaces, and a how photographs not only
works at The Corning Museum September 6.
relationship to nature through searchable touch-screen of document innovations but also
of Glass, complemented by https://reservations.
explorations with glass, wood, more workers portraits. inspire them.
stunning additions from private
metal, and drawings.
collectors and the Chryslers
clock wise from left:
Elena Damiani
(Peruvian, b. 1979)
Dust tail, 2016
Digital print on silk chiffon,
Photographer: Carl Henrik Tillberg
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie
Nordenhake Stockholm

Thomas Hart Benton

and the Navy Gallery View

Glen McClure
(American, b. 1954)
David Dragon, Yard Paint
Foreman, Lyon Ship Repair,
Norfolk, VA, 2014
Archival inkjet print (photograph)
courtesy of the artist

Langley's First Wind Tunnel,

ca. 1920
Courtesy NASA Langley Research
Center (NASA-LaRC)

Joey Kirkpatrick Ren Lalique (French, 18601945)

(American, b. 1952) Illuminated Surtout de Table
Flora C. Mace (Table Decoration)
(American, b. 1949) Oiseau de feu (Firebird), 1922
3 Bloom Tazetta, 2015 Moldpressed, acidetched; bronze
Flower, composite, glass, 2011.3.189, gift of
paint and steel Elaine and Stanford Steppa,
Photography by Ann Welch The Corning Museum of Glass

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Gifts in Honor of Multiple Modernisms AT THE PERRY IN OUR Now Arriving: AT THE HISTORIC
Jefferson Harrison Opening November 17 GLASS STUDIO COMMUNITY New Works from the HOUSES
Opening November 15 McKinnon Galleries Ongoing Chrysler Museum
McKinnon Gallery Vestibule 102 Glass Studio Team
The history of modern
(Gallery 223) Ongoing at Norfolk
and contemporary art is Come see work by the newest
The Museum celebrates International Airport, 2200
always changing. Despite generation of glassmaking
Norview Avenue, Norfolk
Dr. Jefferson Harrisons an established chronology, professionals and artists, as
incredible 33-year tenure scholars continuously bring well as objects by established The Chrysler Museums Perry
as Curator and Chief Curator forth new information about artists, such as our Studio Glass Studio presents a survey
Emeritus at the Chrysler, from well-known artists, while also Team leaders and guest artists of imaginative works made
19822015, with an exhibition introducing emerging ones from the community. Look by its diverse and talented
of gifts donated in honor of his or those whose careers were back (or forward) to Vestibule faculty. As a reflection of the
service. These works span all of widely overlooked. In essence, 102 exhibitions on our online institutions varied programs,
our collection areas and include there are numerous narratives archive at the works range widely in
Ansel Adamss iconic Moonrise, about art and artists occurring glass-studio/vestibule-102. technique, scale, and scope. This
Hernandez, given by Selina and simultaneously, consecutively, is a partnership exhibition with
Tom Stokes, Chuck Closes Phil and interrelatedly. Multiple the Norfolk Airport Authority.
Crosshatch, given by Susan and Modernisms presents works
John Vachon (American, 19141975)
David Goode and Louis-Maurice within the Chryslers permanent Construction Worker and
Boutet de Monvels Portrait of a collection that have never been Family Living in Trailer Camp,
Young Girl given by the Joseph T. on view or not been seen in Portsmouth, Virginia, March 1941
Waldo Family. Gelatin silver print (photograph),
decades, introducing visitors to
printed 1984
a few of these complex stories Chrysler Museum purchase
that demonstrate arts breadth
and depth.
Willoughby-Baylor House
601 E. Freemason St., Norfolk
A New Deal Near Here
During the depths of the Great Depression, the
federal government created the Farm Security
Administration to combat poverty. The agency
deployed photographers throughout America
to document Americans enduring economic
deprivation, and many photographers spent time
throughout Hampton Roads and along Virginias
Eastern Shore. Their pictorial essays show everyday
Americans whose lives center on family, faith, labor,
and leisure. Explore the lives of our forbearers
and see how much life in our region has changed
and how it remains the same.
The Norfolk Rooms
Ongoing on the second floor

Moses Myers House

323 E. Freemason St., Norfolk

Moses Myers:
Maritime Merchant
Barton Myers:
Now Arriving: Works from the Norfolk Visionary
Faculty of the Chrysler Museum of Adelines Portal
Art's Perry Glass Studio, Norfolk
Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel, International Airport by Beth Lipman
Nick Cave, American, b.1959
French 1851-1913 Soundsuit, 2010 These permanent installations are supported by a
Portrait of a Young Girl, 1880 Mixed media generous gift from the late T. Parker Host, Jr., and the
Oil on canvas Chrysler Museum of Art purchase
Gift of the Joseph T. Waldo family Friends of Historic Houses
with funds donated by the
in honor of Jeff Harrison, Chief Friends of African-American Art
Curator Emeritus of the Chrysler and Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.
Museum of Art by exchange
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Camerawork at
NASA Langley

The photographic archive at NASA Langley Langley has also made extensive use of
Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, includes schlieren (German for streak) photography.
millions of images that document the history The technology, developed in 1864, enables
of aeronautic research, space exploration, and the visualization of density changes in the
atmospheric analysis. The exhibition Picturing flow of air. As early as 1939, Langley scientists
Innovation: The First 100 Years of NASA Langley, began using this technique in wind tunnels to
on view in the Frank Photography Galleries understand the shock waves that create power-
until March 11, 2018, draws from this archive, sucking drag, degrade airfoil performance, and
highlighting the research centers revolutionary destabilize aircraft as
breakthroughs. The photographs include they approach the
images of pilots testing experimental planes, speed of sound
engineers calibrating the facilitys famous wind commonly known as
tunnels, and astronauts training to take their first the sound barrier. To
steps on the moon. While the exhibition richly travel faster at higher
illustrates the history of Langley to celebrate speeds, planes
its centenary, it also highlights photographys had to overcome
instrumental role in supporting aeronautical these shock waves,
research and producing new insights. Visitors will and schlieren
find numerous photographs that depict scientists photography not
using cameras in their research as well as the only helped envision
stunning images they produced. the waves, but also
led researchers
Among the most innovative photographic
to discover that
projects developed at Langley was the Lunar
narrowing a planes fuselage at the wing junction
Orbiter mission, which created photographic
could minimize them, a major breakthrough in
maps of the lunar surface in order to identify
supersonic flight. More recently, Langley scientist
potential landing sites for Apollo astronauts.
Leonard Weinstein advanced the technology
In the mid-1960s, researchers at Langley
when he discovered how to make schlieren
developed the Lunar Orbiter satellitein
photographs of full-sized aircraft flying in the
essence, an extraterrestrial camera outfitted with
sky, rather than scale models in wind tunnels. In
an ingenious dual-lens camera, an on-board
Shockwaves of X-15 Model 1993 he used an eight-inch diameter telescope
in the National Transonic Tunnel, film processor and optical scanner, and a data
with a special optical system pointed toward the
March 23, 1962. transmitter. While hurtling around the moon, the
Courtesy NASA Langley Research edge of the sun to capture a T-38 Talon flying
satellite captured detailed imagery of the lunar
Center (NASA-LaRC) at supersonic speeds above Virginias Wallops
surface frame by frame, thanks to an advanced
Island. This imaging technique is now being
at right optical sensor and a dynamic roller system that
Lunar Surface Image Taken by used to help design quieter and more efficient
compensated for the satellites velocity relative
theLunar Orbiter, 1967. supersonic aircraft.
to the moons surface. Once processed, scanned,
Courtesy NASA Langley Research
Center (NASA-LaRC) and transmitted, the Orbiters images were Seth Feman, Curator of Exhibitions,
received by Langley, recorded onto magnetic Acting Curator of Photography
tape, and transposed to 35-mm film. Researchers
then assembled the filmstrips like a mosaic and
rephotographed the composition, resulting in the
most detailed lunar maps of the day.

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NSA Gift Norfolk
Brings Society of
Major Arts
Work Lecture
to the Series
Chrysler 20172018

Frank Lloyd Wright, Designer

American (1867-1959)
Linden Glass Company,
Manufacturer, Chicago, Illinois
Window from Darwin D. Martin
House, ca. 19031909
Glass and Brass
Museum purchase and gift of
Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., by exchange

When Alex Mann became the Chryslers Brock Egyptian-born artist Ghada Amer; a selection Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday, Monday,
Curator of American Art in 2011, he was surprised of three mid-19th-century albumen prints by September 13, 2017 November 29, 2017 February 28, 2018 May 7, 2018 Annual
that the Museums outstanding collection lacked (and one of) pioneering British photographer Colette Loll Graham C. Boettcher, PhD Lisa Freiman, PhD, Director Luncheon and Meeting
a major American romantic landscape painting. Julia Margaret Cameron; and a rearrangeable Founder and Director of Art Deputy Director and The Institute for Contemporary Meryl Gordon
Wheres our Niagara? he asked, referring to mosaic mirror work and drawing by Iranian artist Fraud Insights, LLC, and William Cary Hulsey Curator Art, Virginia Commonwealth Meryl Gordon is the author
Frederic Edwin Churchs famous masterpiece Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. Ultimately, co-curator of Treasures on of American Art University of three biographies:
of Niagara Falls. Why dont we have a world- Natural Bridge won the NSAs vote. The Museum Trial: The Art and Science of Birmingham Museum of Art Making History: The 2011 Bunny Mellon: The Life of
class picture of Virginias own great wonder, contributed matching funds toward the purchase. Detecting Fakes, Winterthur Tiffanys Dragons: Venice Biennial and the ICA an American Style Legend,
Natural Bridge? Museum, Garden & Library The Viking Revival in Mrs. Astor Regrets, about
Long held in private hands, Wards painting of
Grand Tales behind American Art Wednesday, the philanthropist Brooke
A recent generous gift from the Norfolk Society the remarkable rock formation is a museum-
Winterthurs Exhibit of March 28, 2018 Astor, and The Phantom of
of Arts (NSA) put his concerns to rest. The NSA worthy treasure. In 1835, the artist traveled to
Treasures on Trial Wednesday, Kathleen A. Foster Fifth Avenue, a biography
promotes and enhances the cultural life of the study Natural Bridge firsthand. With cows in the
January 24, 2018 (Mary Ellis Jarvie Lecture) of copper heiress Huguette
South Hampton Roads community through foreground, the work presents Natural Bridge
Wednesday, Jeff Harrison, PhD The Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Senior Clark. Gordon is the Director
lectures, special events, and financial support to as a portal between civilization and wilderness,
The Norfolk Society of Arts is October 25, 2017 Chief Curator Emeritus Chrysler Curator of American Art, of Magazine Writing at New
American Art, Gallery 211. the Chrysler Museum of Art. This year, in honor of connecting Virginias orderly agrarian society to
pleased to announce its slate Barry Bergdoll Museum of Art and Director, Center for York Universitys Arthur L.
Jacob Caleb Ward the NSAs 100th anniversary, its members proudly the dangers and riches of the frontier. Thomas
(American, 1809-1891) Carter Journalism Institute.
presented the Museum with a remarkable Jefferson once called Natural Bridge the most of distinguished speakers (Mabel Brown Lecture) "American Maverick: American Art
View of Natural Bridge,
Virginia American artwork, Natural Bridge, by Hudson sublime of Natures works. In 1774 he actually for the year. Each months Meyer Schapiro Professor of The Extraordinary Life Philadelphia Museum of Art Bunny Mellon:
ca. 1835 River school artist Jacob Caleb Ward. The Norfolk purchased the land to preserve this divine Art History and Archaeology, and Collecting Career of American Watercolor in the The Pursuit of Perfection
event begins with a coffee
Oil on wood panel Society of Arts formally conferred the painting to monument for future generations. Columbia University Walter P. Chrysler, Jr." Age of Homer and Sargent
Gift of the Norfolk Society of
the Museum at its annual meeting on May 1, 2017. reception in Huber Court at Curator, Department of The Chrysler's Chief Curator
Arts in commemoration of its Director Erik H. Neil is proud to see Natural Bridge
100th anniversary and Museum 10:30 a.m., followed by the Architecture and Design, Emeritus, Jeff Harrison,
When considering their special centennial gift to on the walls of the Chrysler. We are pleased to
Purchase, 2017 free lecture in the Museums The Museum of Modern Art invites you to join him as
the Museum, the groups leadership collaborated have partnered with the NSA to bring in such a
"Unpacking the Archive: he reminisces about Mr.
with Chrysler curators to determine possible new rare and early Virginia landscape. It fills a gap in Kaufman Theater at 11 a.m.
Frank Lloyd Wright at 150" Chrysler and offers insights
accessions. In addition to Natural Bridge, they our collection and allows us to tell a fuller story
into his legacy as one of
examined a ca. 1520 composite suit of Maximillian of the history of landscape painting in America.
20th-century America's most
Field Armor made in Nuremburg, Germany; a The work is currently on view in the Meredith
adventurous art collectors.
five-foot-diameter bronze sphere sculpted by Gallery (G.211).
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The Lisa and Dudley Anderson Collection
at the Chrysler Museum of Art

or Lisa and Dudley Anderson, collecting art is a passion that has taken
them around the world. While their interests include drawings, prints,
and ceramics, their primary focus is on studio and contemporary
glass from the 1970s to the present. Dedicated and knowledgeable
collectors, the Andersons enjoy the excitement of discovering new artists
and museums; the connections built through long-term friendships; and
the joy of exploring new places, both in the United States and abroad.
In seeking a permanent home for their collection, the Andersons
turned to the Chrysler Museum of Art. In December 2016, they promised
96 works to the Chrysler, establishing a legacy that will
complement and greatly advance the already outstanding
glass collection. This bequest constitutes the Museums largest Our annual
single gift of works in glass since the arrival of Walter Chryslers Major Donor
artworks in 1971. Dinner celebrates
The diversity and depth of the Anderson gift is represented the Chryslers
through 40 artists from seven countries. Significantly, 47 works most beneficent
are by the pioneering Czech couple Stanislav Libensk and contributors
Jaroslava Brychtov, whose light-filled sculptures are at the
to express our
apex of technically mastery. Previously, the Andersons donated
the artists Green Eye of the Pyramid (199397), Astronomical
gratitude for their
Calendar Sphere (1994), and 3V Victory Column (1997); each is generosity. This
monumental in scale and a major contribution to the field of September, the
glass sculpture. The new gift also includes work by Ivan Mare, Museum will honor
Dana Zmenkov, Marion Karel, Vclav Cigler, Vladimira Lisa and Dudley
Klumpar, Pavel Tomecko, and Vclav Macha, further cementing Anderson in
the Chrysler as a noteworthy repository for contemporary
recognition of the
Czech glass. The promised gift also includes a ceramic sculpture
by the California artist Robert Arneson, as well as 10 prints 96 works from
and drawings by Dale Chihuly, Italo Scanga, Ann Wolff, Harvey their personal
Stanislav Libensk,
(Czech, 1921-2002) Littleton, Erwin Eisch, and Ulrica Hydman-Vallien. collection donated
Jaroslava Brychtov, to the Chrysler
(Czech, b. 1924) With the successful completion of the 2017 Glass Art Society
clockwise from top left: Conference and the publication of the new glass collection Museum of Art.
Astronomical Calendar Sphere, catalogue, the renown for the Chryslers collection and studio
Cast glass is growing exponentially. This glass collection, so thoughtfully
Gift of Lisa Shaffer Anderson assembled by the Andersons, will enable us to explore new
and Dudley Buist Anderson ideas and themes in exhibitions and permanent displays, as we juxtapose
3V Victory Column, 1997 glass from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries with the rich historic
Cast glass with Formica base
Gift of Lisa Shaffer Anderson and
glass collection, as well as integrate it into galleries throughout the
Dudley Buist Anderson, in honor Museum. The Chrysler is an enthusiastic and extremely grateful recipient
of Stanislav Libensk and of this generous donation. Thank you, Lisa and Dudley, for your ongoing
Jaroslava Brychtov commitment and tremendous support to glass and the Chrysler Museum
Modern & Contemporary Galleries of Art.
with Green Eye of the Pyramid.
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The career of Ren Lalique (18601945) began during Frances Belle poque
(beautiful era), a relatively peaceful time between the Franco-Prussian
War and World War I, when creativity in French visual arts flourished.
He came of age at the time of the artistic genius of William-Adolphe
Bouguereau and Auguste Rodin, the scientific advancements of Louis
Pasteur, and the technical achievements of the Lumire brothers. During
this same period, a host of worlds fairs and international expositions
brought France the Eiffel Tower and the rest of the world Art Deco.
A designer and craftsman, Lalique achieved success early on with his
designs for jewelry, which were exhibited at the Muse du Louvre in 1884,
and maintained it throughout his career, ending with the decorative
glass objects made at his factory at Wingen-sur-Moder in the 1940s. An
entrepreneur and industrialist, Lalique produced visually stunning and
technically challenging work, initially in the style of Art Nouveau and later
in that of Art Deco, for both the wealthy and middle class. His name is
synonymous with exceptional quality and novel design, and his legacy
in glass continues today at the Lalique factory, which is still in operation.
Laliques work is the focus of the extraordinary exhibition Ren Lalique:
Enchanted by Glass, on view at the Chrysler Museum through January 21,
2018. His innovative approach is revealed in more than 200 creative designs
in a broad range of forms across the color spectrum. The glass objects,
captivating as singular works, are contextualized by period advertisements
and photographs that convey the stimulating visual world of his day, that
of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century France.
Organized by The Corning Museum of Glass (May 17, 2014January 4, 2015),
Ren Lalique: Enchanted by Glass was inspired by a major gift of Laliques
work to that museum by Stanford and Elaine Steppa. Their bequest of 385
objects, representing nearly the entire range of production of the Lalique
factories, became the basis for this remarkable exhibition. apprenticed to the Parisian jeweler Louis Aucoc with his new wife, Alice Ledru (with whom he that included Alice Roosevelt, Helen Gould, Sarah Ren Lalique in his studio at
when he was just sixteen. He attended art school would have two children, Marc and Suzanne), Bernhardt, and Calouste Gulbenkian. His jewelry 40 Cour-la-Reine, Paris, n.d.
The story of Lalique is told in eight major sections: jewelry, perfume Image courtesy of Muse Lalique,
bottles and dressing table accessories, smoking accessories, lighting and in Sydenham, near London, for several years, remained his home until his death in 1945. was first exhibited in the United States in 1904 at Wingen-sur-Moder
desk accessories, statuettes, tableware, vases, automobile mascots (hood but by 1880 he had returned to France and was the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (often called
Working in the emerging Art Nouveau style,
ornaments), and architectural glass for luxury railcars and ocean liners. working as a freelance illustrator and jewelry the St. Louis Worlds Fair), where Henry Walters,
which was especially popular in the decorative
Woven into the exhibition is the narrative of Laliques life and career, his designer in Paris. Lalique enjoyed success in the founder of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore,
arts at the time, Lalique began to deviate from
stylistic evolution, and the progression of his technological achievements. jewelry business, securing such clients as Cartier acquired nine pieces.
the traditional approach to fine jewelry making,
The show culminates with a look at the fascinating and often mysterious and Boucheron, and eventually established
incorporating semi-precious stones, enamels, Laliques use of vitreous enamels and small
process of glassmaking, and includes wax models and plaster molds as his own atelier. By 1890, Laliques workshop
glass, and other inexpensive materials into his castings in his jewelry led him to more significant
well as a short film about the Lalique factory. employed several dozen people, and he had
de luxe pieces. He boldly combined elements of experiments in glass. One of his earliest vessels, a
settled into a new space at 20 Rue Thrse. By
Few individuals manage to forge not one but two artistic careers in their cast glass and pte de verre (glass paste) with gold, small perfume vial made with the cire perdue or
1902 he purchased property at 40 Cour-la-Reine,
lifetime, as did Lalique. He mastered both the creation of fine jewelry diamonds, and other precious gems, selling his lost-wax casting process, was an ambitious move
which functioned as studio, exhibition gallery,
and glass production. Seeking work after the death of his father, Ren one-of-a-kind examples to a wealthy clientele to a three-dimensional form.
and residence. That building, where he moved

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It was not until the first decade of the twentieth quantities because of the complexity of the
century though that Lalique abandoned the art process, his body of work in the cire perdue
of joallerie (jewelry made with precious materials) method was refined. These cire perdues require a
to devote himself solely to glass. Throughout high-level of craftsmanship and are thought to be
the 1890s and into the 1900s, Lalique grew more studies that resulted in a large production series.
adventuresome, casting shallow relief panels,
The outbreak of World War I interrupted Laliques
investigating the use of mechanical molds,
rapid rise in the world of glass design. During the
blowing glass into metal armatures, and creating
war, he turned to the production of laboratory
new glass recipes. To facilitate this work, he set up
and hospital glass, offering supplies that
a new shop at Clairefontaine, near Paris, in 1898.
previously had been imported from Germany.
The most decisive factor in his move to all-glass
He also designed war medals and souvenir
production, however, was his relationship with
medallions that were sold to benefit orphans
his neighbor on the fashionable Place Vendme:
and widows. At the end of the war, Lalique was
the perfume entrepreneur Franois Coty. In
commissioned to design gifts for the French
1905, Lalique, now 45 years old, opened his first
government to bestow on visiting dignitaries at
retail space at 24 Place Vendme. Coty, who
the Paris Peace Conference. An elegant brooch
had established the House of Coty in 1904, was
with doves resting on olive branches, presented
located at 2628 Place Vendme.
in a Lalique-designed box, is one such gift and
With the death of matre verrier mile Gall in was given to Edith Bolling Wilson, wife of U.S.
1904, there was a void in the art-glass market, President Woodrow Wilson. It now resides in the
Lalique was unofficially hailed as his successor collection of the Smithsonian Institution.
and Frances new master glassmaker. Gall had
After the war, Lalique was encouraged by
championed Lalique and his work, pronouncing
French President Alexandre Millerand to
him the supreme exponent of the Beaux Arts.
rebuild his glassmaking business in Alsace, a
Before the turn of the century, perfume in France
German-occupied region returned to France
was purchased at the pharmacy. The scents
under the Treaty of Versailles. Lalique took over
were often created by the druggist and sold in
the glass factory at Wingen-sur-Moder and
plain, unassuming glass bottles wrapped in wax opposite page clockwise top left
resumed his pre-war work in 1921. Excellent
paper. Struggling to sustain his business in 1907, A 1928 advertisement for the
raw materials were available for glassmaking French perfumer, Worth, showing
Coty approached Lalique to design a paper label
in the Alsace region: potash was used for the two Lalique designs,
for his perfume bottle or flacon. An ambitious Vers le jour, Dans la nuit
glass batch and pine forests provided wood
artist, Lalique suggested a more comprehensive (For the day, For the night).
for the furnaces. In addition, the railways could Collection of the
approach; he would design the bottle as well as its
transport merchandise to Paris quickly and Rakow Research Library,
caption packaging. With this new venture secure, Lalique The Corning Museum of Glass
efficiently. The factory used machine presses
quickly set up a glass press. A year later, he rented
and other mechanized processes to produce Ren Lalique
and subsequently purchased the glassworks
tableware, vases, and other works in series. French, 1860-1945
at Combs-la-Ville, near Fontainebleau. In 1909, Vase, Martins-pcheurs sur fond
The perfume industry recovered, and Lalique
Cyclamen, a new flacon for Coty, was illustrated de roseaux (Kingfishers on a
created new designs for Coty and other perfume
in the Gazette des Beaux-Arts. It was made by background of reeds), 1930
manufacturers. Thousands of American soldiers Mold-blown using a cire perdue
blowing compressed air into a mold. That same
returning home from France brought perfume (lost wax) mold
year, Lalique applied for patents for glass-molding 2011.3.188, gift of
with them, and Lalique used such opportunities
processes to make decanters, bottles, and vases. Elaine and Stanford Steppa,
to develop new marketing strategies. The Corning Museum of Glass
The French perfume industry saw tremendous
growth in the next decade and so, too, did Although the glass coming out of the Wingen A postcard from the 1925 Paris
Laliques business. From 1913 to 1920, the value of factory was produced in multiples, Lalique Exposition depicting a night view
French perfume exports increased from 60 million asserted a great deal of quality control over his of Laliques monumental fountain,
Les Sources de France
to 700 million francs, with a large percentage of it products and limited them to small runs. The
(Springs of France).
sold to customers in the United States. contemporary art critic Nilsen Lauvrik praised Collection of the
Laliques ability to maintain creative integrity Rakow Research Library,
Lalique continued to expand his new designs for The Corning Museum of Glass
while making use of modern technology:
decorative and utilitarian glass objects, which
garnered the attention of popular magazines [His] accomplished craftsmanship has enabled him to Ren Lalique
French, 1860-1945
like Art et Dcoration and were exhibited in utilize the services of the machine without in the least Perfume bottle, Worth,
fashionable art galleries alongside work by affecting the artistic quality of his productions. In Vers le jour (Daybreak),
Claude Monet, Auguste Rodin, and douard his hands, it is no longer mechanically meaningless; designed 1926
Mold-blown bottle and mold-
Vuillard. He continued to focus his attention on it has become a tool of the artist wherewith he may
pressed stopper, acid-etched
techniques that would improve semi-mechanical communicate his ideas to a greater number than was 2011.3.289, gift of
production. Although never made in large ever possible to the craftsmen of old. Elaine and Stanford Steppa,
The Corning Museum of Glass
Continued on page 28
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ARTMatters | Peers and Partners

Museum staff recruited interested docents, and

Alzheimers Association staff briefed them on
the basics of Alzheimers disease. They were
trained on effective communication and teaching
approaches that enhance learning for those with
a diagnosis.
The Museum and the Alzheimers Association
both promote the program, which has not only
provided involvement from the local chapters
existing early stage community, but has also
appealed to those who have not yet connected
with the Association or visited the Museum.
One of the great things about this program is
that we dont talk about the diagnosis, says Katie
McDonough, LCSW and Director of Programs
and Public Policy for the Southeastern Virginia
Chapter. When an individual is diagnosed with
Alzheimers disease or a related dementia, it often
The Chryslers mission statement, The Chrysler takes over ones entire identity. This program
Museum of Art is a catalyst. We bring art and allows folks to participate in a safe, caring
people together to enrich and transform lives. environment while learning something new.
This is a fitting motto for our Museum program
Care partner and participant Ann Bolen is
ARTMatters: Peers and Partners. Through this
enthusiastic about the joint venture, This
very special collaboration with the Alzheimers
program is something to look forward to. It is
Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter, we
something to talk about with our care partner
come closer to fulfilling our inspiring mission.
both before and after, and then we also have
Most second Fridays of the month you will find a little time to socialize with others who share
a small group of family members enjoying a our journey. It is a blessing to all who are able
docent-led tour of one of the Museums many to attend.
galleries. At first glance, this group may not seem
The program continues monthly at the Museum
particularly different from many that visit the
from September through June. Facilitator-led arts
museum daily. However, if you stop to talk to
classes will be a new feature of the program this
any member, you will quickly learn that each has
year. Funding for the coming years program is
something in common with the othersthey
generously provided by a grant from the Altria
are all living with a diagnosis of early stage
Companies Employee Community Fund.
Alzheimers disease or a related dementia.
Jonathan Markham, Manager of Curriculum,
Last year, the Alzheimers Association
ARTMatters: Peers and Partners, Chrysler Museum of Art and Gallery Programs,
2017. A social and cultural Southeastern Virginia Chapter partnered with
Chrysler Museum of Art
gathering for families who have a the Museum to provide a specially designed arts
loved one diagnosed with early- Katie McDonough, LCSW,
engagement program for those diagnosed with
onset Alzheimers participating Director of Programs & Public Policy, Alzheimers
with the Alzheimers Association Alzheimers and dementia. The program includes
Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter
Southeastern Virginia Chapter. a monthly gallery tour and lunch at the Museum.
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Chrysler Summer Interns Summer Camp Success

or some, summer is a time of relaxation and fun-in-the-sun. But for
eight bright, young college students and recent college graduates
the summer provided an opportunity to work in their chosen fields
of study at the Chrysler. A variety of departments welcomed interns,
from Education and Development to Curatorial and Communications.
Our interns hit the ground running. Some spent their first week visiting
other institutions, researching upcoming exhibitions, or re-thinking
website design. Others tagged along for TV interviews or created Photo by Marina Maye
outreach kits for public schools. Each intern kept a blog that chronicled
his or her summer experiences. Fun was had by all this summer! For the
This summer Delaney Mithcell and James Stewart were able to work
first time we offered a STEAM (Science,
with the Curatorial department. They spent their days translating Technology, Engineering, Art, and
Chinese propaganda posters and learning as much as possible about Mathematics) Camp. This camp aimed to
NASA. James, a recent graduate of the University of Mary Washington show middle schoolers the connections
wrote on his blog, This research has allowed me to use the tools of
among art, science, and mathematics.
visual analysis that I learned in college.
Campers participated in robotics workshops,
Rachel Owens worked with the Design staff this summer to create
glass science demonstrations, and art-
digital materials for various projects and departments. She designed
a promotional sign and advertising for the exhibition Ren Lalique: making with an engineering focus. This
Enchanted Glass. On her blog she shared her experiences, saying, week-long camp not only reinforces what
It meant a lot to me that they were willing to trust me to create actual the campers are currently learning in school,
promotional materials.
but also prepares them for their upcoming
Victoria Blow drew on her course experience in Strategic years in high school.
Communications to work with the Communications department.
She enjoyed attending meetings, seeing how the different Back by popular demand, Camp Chrysler,
departments worked together, and learning about the Chrysler for kids aged 8 to 12, returned in August.
collection. After observing a monthly exhibitions review meeting, Campers spent a week creating art,
she posted her reflections on her blog, declaring, The collections
were all so captivating and creative. It would be hard for me to
exploring our collection, and inventing
clockwise from top right:
Interns at the Hermitage(l-r): decide on an exhibition as well! their own designs, drawings, and sculptures.
Marina Maye, Rachel Ciampoli,
Jacqueline Lucente, Rachel Internships are important experiences. We at the Chrysler can see the
We capped off the week with an art show,
Owens, Delaney Mitchell, Sarah wonder and excitement in these interns eyes as they go from learning where campers shared their work and
Frost, James Stewart; Rachel
Owens, Design Intern; James in a classroom to working in the field. Ultimately, some of our interns experiences with adults and peers.
Stewart, Curatorial Intern; Victoria loved the department they chose and felt even more assured that they
Blow, Communications Intern, had found their calling. Others decided it might take longer to realize
Jacqueline Lucente, Director
Intern; Hermitage Museum visit; where their true passions lie. Either way, this experience has shaped
Sarah Frost, Development Intern their futures.

Photos by Marina Maye Maegan Douglas, Public Programs Coordinator

18 | fall 2017 chrysler news | 19

Photos by: Echard Wheeler
Reflections from the Edge: gayle forman: One major element of this conference
was the addition of evening performances, thanks
in large part to the contributions of the Chrysler
in Norfolk, beginning with the early planning stages
nearly two years before the conference. Glass Art
Society Staff, GAS Committee Members, and local

Glass, Art, and Performance Museum Glass Studio (CMGS) performance series,
Third Thursdays. Did this make the Norfolk conference
organizations coordinated additional programming
to offer conference attendees a multitude of arts
feel different from others? events beyond the regular glass activities offered at
the conference.
colin mckinnon: Yes. I think the addition of evening
IN EARLY JUNE THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART AND THE performance art programming gave conference gf: Similarly, what did you feel was the biggest
attendees a chance to see in person why the CMGS takeaway for an attendee of the conference, especially
CHRYSLER MUSEUM GLASS STUDIO WERE THE PROUD HOSTS Third Thursdays have been receiving such widespread one who had never been to Norfolk before?
OF THE GLASS ART SOCIETYS 46TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, acclaim. It also added an additional activity for
cm: All the feedback I've received indicates that
attendees, who have otherwise had few organized
ENTITLED REFLECTIONS FROM THE EDGE: GLASS, ART, AND attendees from out of our area were really impressed,
arts activities in the evenings.
maybe pleasantly surprised, with Norfolk, the Chrysler
gf: Did you have any favorite performances? Museum, the Glass Studio, and the treatment artists
left to right LOCAL COMMUNITY PARTICIPATED IN A VARIETY OF GLASS received from the studio team. Go team!
Burnt Asphalt performance cm: I liked Hannah Kirkpatricks performance for the
DEMONSTRATIONS, LECTURES, TECHNICAL DISPLAYS, AND ethereal feel it created and because it was homegrown gf: Finally, among all of the incredible demonstrations,
Hannah Kirkpatrick performance
by one of the Chryslers own. And I found Eddie lectures, performances, and displays, what was a
John Miller demonstration Bernard's bumbling glass magic show very entertaining. highlight moment?
gf: Another important facet of each GAS conference is cm: As with all GAS conferences, there were so many
CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS, VIRGINIA HITCH, COLIN MCKINNON, the connection to the host community. You and your competing activities that you couldn't take it all in,
co-chairs worked with the neighboring businesses but I particularly enjoyed John Millers crazy huge
and community organizations. How do you think glass demo and listening to Nobel Prize laureate and
GAYLE FORMAN SAT DOWN WITH COLIN MCKINNON TO DISCUSS the community responded to the conference guests NASA astrophysicist John Mather describe the many
HIS REFLECTIONS ON THIS SPECIAL WEEKEND. and attendees? ways glass is used in space explorationthat was
a hidden gem.
cm: Everyone we talked with in the local arts,
government, and business organizations was Gayle Forman, Program Assistant and Staff Instructor
extremely supportive of having the GAS conference
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For the Culturally Curious

EXPLORE THE CHRYSLER perfect focus. Then the camera robotically

steers to exactly where it needs to be to capture
every detail close-up. Finally, software stitches
DETAIL AND SHARE IT EASILY WITH the images together, creating a single, and
wondrously detailed, composite image. The
Art Camera has captured 58 paintings from the
Have you ever wished you could see the minute Chrysler collection. When our virtual visitors tour
detail of a painting, down to the smallest brush the galleries in Museum View, an icon will alert
stroke? Or look closer at that section the wall them to the paintings that have been captured
label says is a dog? Beginning this fall, you will with the Art Camera. The zoom capability shows
be able to view some of your Chrysler favorites more detail than you can see with the naked eye.
in extraordinary detail online.
Madison Whitesell, the Communications
Last year, the Museum partnered with Google Departments 2016 Summer Intern, spent hours
to expand our worldwide reach. Founded in 2011, uploading metadata to make the Chryslers
the Google Cultural Institute has collaborated Google Project searchable. Each object record
with hundreds of museums, cultural institutes, includes a basic description of the work, the
and archives to host the worlds cultural name of the artist, the title, medium, etc. Going
treasures online. You can explore the project a step further, Madison uploaded the complete
here: wall label text and additional descriptions, which
The Chrysler has been a leader in the field when not only provides more information to online
it comes to sharing our collection online. Our visitors, but helps refine their searches. In May of
entire collection has been searchable on this year, Google expanded their general search since 2007. Googles two programs function to include the Cultural Institute, so now
Art Camera and Museum Viewtake us to the every time someone searches Google for an
next level digitally. artist whose work is in the Chrysler collection, the
Chryslers art will appear in the results. This allows
Using Google Museum View, online visitors not only the general public, but also scholars
can explore the Chryslers diverse galleries and and researchers, to access the Chrysler collection
objects that span more than 5,000 years of in a new way.
opposite page history. Virtual guests are able to walk through
clockwise from top left the ancient and non-western galleries taking Our partnership with the Google Cultural
Art Camera capture by the in 360-degree views. They can then head Institute allows us to take our mission to bring
Google Cultural Institute art and people together in ways that enrich and
upstairs and explore the contemporary or
Baroque galleries. The Chrysler joins more than transform lives into the 21st Century. We look
Streetview capture by the
Google Cultural Institute 440 leading museums from around the world, forward to partnering with other institutions,
including the British Museum in London, expanding our relationship with Google, and
Art Camera capture by the bringing our collections to the public in
Google Cultural Institute the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands, and the
J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, that interesting ways.
participate in Museum View.
The Art Camera takes thousands of ultra-high-
resolution close-ups of a single work of art. It uses
a laser and sonar system (like a bat!) to measure
the distance from the artworks surface, ensuring
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New Colleagues

Kate Wilson
Development Director
As a leader in her field, Wilson presented at
The Chronicle of Philanthropys Philanthropy
Mirna Blair
Human Resources Manager
We are pleased to announce the appointment NEXT conference in 2016 and is a member of Mirna Blair joined FAMILY
of Kate Hofheimer Wilson as Director of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. the Museum as has long been known for
Development. Kate brings At the Chrysler Museum, she will oversee gift Human Resources
over 13 years of nonprofit cultivation, project fundraising, grant writing, Manager in July. Most making smart philanthropic
development experience board engagement, special events, and recently, she worked investments in institutions
in Hampton Roads to the donor relations. in Human Resources
that make a difference in
Gift of Books by Museum, where she will set
fundraising goals and develop
Wilson graduated from the University of
Virginia in 1995 with a degree in Art History. She
for CMA CGM, a large
shipping company, and countless lives; including

Bill and Leslie Hennessey strategies to secure support.

I am thrilled to join the
attended Norfolk Academy and recently served
as president of the Norfolk Academy Alumni
previously worked for
Norfolk Southern. She recently the Chrysler Museum
talented staff of the Chrysler Association. She is a member of the CIVIC is currently working on a Masters Degree in of Art. In gratitude for their
Museum to bring even more Executive Leadership Institute Class of 2018, Human Resources and Employment Relations
The Drs. Hennessey enhanced the holdings philanthropy, the Museum
amazing art and creative and also also serves on the board of the Irene at Penn State University and holds a degree in
of the Jean Outland Chrysler Library with Business from Old Dominion University. Blair is pleased to recognize
opportunities to the greater Leache Memorial Foundation, an organization
an extraordinary donation of books and Hampton Roads community, with longstanding ties to the Chrysler Museum. brings to the Chrysler experience in conducing
their contributions to the
research materials. Bill, Director of the Chrysler Wilson said. Art, and especially full cycle recruitment, performance coaching
the Chrysler Museum, have Tim Menzie and counseling, and developing diversity and Chrysler by renaming one
from 1997 to 2014, and Leslie, a longtime art
played important roles in my Facilities Manager inclusion training.
historian, educator, and lecturer, relocated of our European galleries as
life, Tim Menzie recently
to Manhattan in 2016. As they planned their joined our team as the Amber LoMele The Birdsong Family Gallery.
and I look forward to sharing that passion to
move, they selected books and papers Museums new Facilities Special Events Coordinator
engage benefactors and inspire robust support The gallery is home to some
Manager. Menzie has Amber LoMele joined
from their vast personal collection, which for the Museum.
over 25 years of project our team in May of our best examples of
lined the walls of nearly every room of their Museum Director Erik Neil feels Wilson is as Special Events
management and European romantic painting
beautiful West Ghent home. Amassed over uniquely qualified to lead development at Coordinator. Born and
field experience in
the Chrysler. Kate has a wealth of experience raised in Hampton and sculpture, including
two lifetimes of scholarship, the volumes facility management,
sustaining and growing nonprofit institutions, Roads, LoMele has
cover the history and teaching of fine art, and civil and general works by Dor and Delacroix.
and a deep knowledge of the philanthropic deep roots in the area
construction. He
architecture, specific artists and exhibitions, landscape in Virginia, both of which will and the event industry. We thank the Birdsong
served in the U.S. Navy and has worked as a
historic houses, and their own personal art support the Museums goals, he said. Amber graduated from
construction contractor, with an emphasis on Family for their dedicated
and education research. Among the 110 Most recently, Wilson served with the facility upgrades and waterfront and electrical Christopher Newport
Chesapeake Bay Foundation as the Director University with degrees in Communication support and generosity
boxes of their valuable contribution are rare construction. Menzie offers the Museum
of Principal and Major Giving in Virginia. She expertise in the areas of quality assurance, Studies and Political Science. While at CNU, to the Museum.
volumes and tomes of scholarly materials not she worked in Special Events for the Office of
managed, and completed the $21 million safety standards, project management, and
previously included in the JOCL collection. comprehensive campaign to build the Brock emergency management. He studied Business Admission. Before joining the Chrysler, Amber
Thank you, Bill and Leslie, for your generosity! Environmental Center in Virginia Beach. at Fort Hays State University and has OSHA worked at Antonia Christianson Events and
Previously, she held development positions certifications. was an intern at Walt Disney World in Orlando,
with WHRO Public Media and the Virginia where she developed keen customer service
Opera Association in Norfolk. and sales skills.

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People, In March, the Chrysler Museum was proud to host the
second annual Corporate Leadership Alliance (CLA)
Luke Jerrams Play Me,
I'm Yours exhibition
Parties, luncheon recognizing the significant financial support the
Museum receives from area businesses. Bob Sasser, CEO of
launched with an
opening reception at
and Dollar Tree, Inc. and Chair of the Museums Development
Committee served as the speaker. Nearly 200 people
the Glass Studio in May.
Jerram played a tune on
Patriotism attended representing 42 businesses that contributed to
the Museum last year. Bryan Campell, BCAS; George Faatz,
the Monir Shahroudy
Virginia Natural Gas; Mark Johnson, SunTrust Bank; Lisa inspired piano, designed
Wigginton Doud, BCAS; Bob Carter, Joe Waldo, Bob Sasser, by Glass Studio staff.
Erik Neil; Bob and Pam Sasser, Dollar Tree; The Honorable
Photos by Gary Marshall
Alan Krasnoff, City of Chesapeake
Photos by Glenn Bashaw, Images in Light

Members of the Masterpiece Society gathered in May

for their annual spring program. Tina Oldknow, former
senior curator of modern and contemporary glass at The
Corning Museum of Glass, spoke on sources of inspiration
in contemporary art in glass.
clockwise from left: Ron Reamer, Barbara Gornto,
Staci and John Katsias; Carol Anne Kent, Tom Kent, John
Cameron; Linda Kaufman, Tom Hubbard, Linda Dickens,
Christy Hamlin; Erik Neil, Tina Oldknow, Virginia Hitch;
Henry Garrity, Ina Levy, Dick Staub
Photos by Eleise Theuer

In May, we celebrated
our Military and
Shipyard Workers with
the opening of Thomas
Hart Benton and the
Navy and Glen McClure:
The Shipyard Workers
of Hampton Roads. We
turned back the clock
to the 1940s, a time of
rations and patriotism.
Huber Court was filled
with the boogie-woogie
musical notes of
Americas Sweethearts,
an Andrews Sisters style
act. Guests danced the
night away, made their
own vintage-inspired
tie clips, and toured the
Photos by Eleise Theuer

26 | fall 2017 member events | 27

Art Travel Summer The Chrysler ushered in the summer with Triple
Play Family Day, an event related to three summer
Family exhibitions, Having a Ball: George Sosnaks Striking Portraits
from Americas Pastime, Thomas Hart Benton and the Navy,
Fun and Glen McClure: The Shipyard Workers of Hampton Roads.
Over 1,000 people joined in the days activities, which
included face painting, nautical crafts, a talk on the
history of the Negro Baseball League by Derrick Jones,
lawn games, and more.
Photos by Glen Bashaw

The Lalique factory at Wingen-sur-Moder, 1922.

Muse Lalique Collection, Wingen-sur-Moder, France.
Continued from page 15

In 1919, the Brooklyn Museum hosted Laliques first post-war glass exhibition.
A few years later, in 1925, he installed a magnificent display at the Exposition
Internationale des Arts Dcoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris, presented
throughout multiple building across the fairgrounds. This was a triumphal
moment in his career, showcasing his modern luxury products that were
River Life along the Dutch Waterways
accessible to the middle class at relatively affordable prices. Such objects
April 1826, 2018
were seen by visitors in Laliques own pavilion and in an elegant dining
Cruise for seven nights through Holland and room at the Svres pavilion. Welcoming visitors to the Lalique pavilion was
Flanders aboard the exclusively chartered, the magnificent 40-foot-high fountain Les Sources de France (Springs of
deluxe AMADEUS river ship. See the France), which was illuminated at night by electricity. As a critical voice and
picturesque Dutch tulip fields in bloom, major contributor to the decorative arts field, Lalique was invited to write
and meet local residents during the the introduction to the exposition catalogue, in which he applauded the
enriching RIVER LIFE FORUM. Tour the organizers for recognizing the importance of glass.
Krller-Mller Museum. Visit Amsterdam,
Loan exhibitions on glass come along infrequently. The Chrysler is thrilled
Bruges, Hoorn, Maastricht, Antwerp, and
to present this show that looks deeply at the work of a French master
Keukenhof Gardens.
glassmaker and connects seamlessly to one of our collection specialties.
Walter Chryslers encyclopedic collection is particularly strong in European
nineteenth-centuryespecially Frenchglass. Visitors are met at the
beginning of the exhibition with the Chryslers own exceptionally crafted
Grafton Gallery Vitrine, an ornate wooden cabinet designed by Lalique
in about 1903. The cabinet boasts thistle-patterned cast-glass inlays and
bronze fittings, and was once used to display fine objects at Londons
premier Art Nouveau gallery. On view currently in the Chryslers permanent
glass galleries are Lalique favorites, such as the mold-pressed vases
Tourbillons (whirlwind) and Bacchantes, both designed in 1927. Nearby are
excellent examples in glass by Laliques French contemporaries: mile Gall,
Amalric Walter, Franois-mile Dcorchemont, and Maurice Marinot, among
others. Galleries adjacent to the French works showcase the Chryslers fine
collection of nineteenth-century American glassmakers, Louis C. Tiffany
and Frederick Carder, both of whom are inextricably linked to the progress
and success of European glass production and design. Laliques brilliance Mark your
Circumnavigation of Iceland shines equally alongside his fellow glassmakers and as highlighted in this
July 25August 2, 2018 monographic exhibition. We invite you to enjoy the experience with Lalique
calendars for
Discover Iceland on this seven night and be enchanted by his glass. Out of
circumnavigation aboard the Five-Star, small Writings on Ren Lalique by Kelley Elliot, Nicholas Dawes,
ship M.V. STAR PRIDE. See ancient Viking and Lennart Booij were consulted for this article. This World
ruins and glittering glaciers atop simmering
Diane Wright, Family Day on
volcanoes. Cross the Arctic Circle and cruise
Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass
along Surtsey. Includes round-trip airfare October 28 from
and attractively priced air add-ons from
select cities. 10 a.m.3 p.m.!
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