October 1, 2021 - February 27, 2022
Chrysler Museum of Art, McKinnon Galleries
1 Memorial Pl
Norfolk, VA 23510
Chrysler Museum – Pier Luigi Nervi: Art and Science of Building
Friday, October 1, 2021
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Norfolk’s greatest modern building: Scope Arena. Designed by renowned Italian architect Pier Luigi Nervi in collaboration with local architectural firm Williams and Tazewell, its soaring struts lift the dome and paradoxically let light in from below, not above as in traditional domed structures.
This exhibition will follow Nervi’s career as an architect in Italy through many projects, including airplane hangars, cathedrals, exhibit halls, and skyscrapers, giving visitors an understanding of the unique architectural achievement of Scope and its place in the history of modern architecture.