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  1. Chrysler Museum – Tuan Andrew Nguyen: The Boat People

    August 6, 2021 - January 2, 2022
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    Chrysler Museum of Art, The Box

    Experience the work of Vietnamese artist Tuan Andrew Nguyen with his 2020 film, The Boat People in the Chrysler Museum’s video space, The Box, and one of his sculptures on view in the Museum’s Asian galleries.

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  2. Chrysler Museum – If You Thirst for a Homeland: Flame-worked glass by Dafna Kaffeman

    August 12, 2021 - December 12, 2021
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    Chrysler Museum of Art, Glass Project Space

    Inspired by nature, the art of Dafna Kaffeman conveys the complexities of life in modern Israel. Kaffeman creates exquisitely crafted plant replicas using flame-worked glass. These botanical specimens reflect the natural world of the artist’s homeland. The glass plants are combined with Hebrew and Arabic words printed or embroidered on soft white fabric, including handkerchiefs which are often associated with Jewish cultural practices of celebration, commemoration, sacrifice, and mourning. Each plant the artist renders in glass has its own cultural and historical meaning.

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  3. Play presents "Garbage Horror Show" at MacArthur Center

    September 24, 2021, 7:00 PM - October 31, 2021, 11:00 PM
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    MacArthur Center 

    2nd Floor, site of former Pottery Barn

    Play’s Garbage Horror Show, which runs through Halloween, tells the terrifying story of climate change in a futuristic mutant world constructed solely from trash and found objects. Staged inside an abandoned storefront in MacArthur Center, a team of actors will bring the world to life each Friday and Saturday night with interactive performances designed to encourage visitors to participate within the surreal landscape.

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  4. Chrysler Museum – Pier Luigi Nervi: Art and Science of Building

    October 1, 2021 - February 27, 2022
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    Chrysler Museum of Art, McKinnon Galleries

    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.

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  5. Norfolk Visual Arts Month

    October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021
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    Enjoy over 100 ways to experience visual arts in Norfolk, VA every day!

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  6. Norfolk Chamber Consort presents "And All That Bazz!"

    October 11, 2021, 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
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    Freemason Street Baptist Church (and live online)

    Hosted by the Norfolk Chamber Consort, Co-Artistic Directors Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn (Invencia Piano Duo) will present this first programme of the Consort’s 53rd season at Freemason Street Baptist Church. Intended for attendance by the general public, an option to attend virtually remains available. The recital will include selections, variations, and improvisations on music by J.S. Bach. Joining Invencia will be Duo Thalassa, comprised of flutist Wayla Chambo, Associate Artistic Director of the Chamber Consort, and guitarist Todd Holcomb, as well as organist Kevin Kwan, and pianist John Toomey, Professor of Jazz Studies, F. Ludwig Diehn School of Music, Old Dominion University.

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Community/Neighborhood Event

  1. International Coastal Cleanup with Keep Norfolk Beautiful

    September 18, 2021, 8:00 AM - October 23, 2021, 5:00 PM
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    Lafayette Park

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