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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. Seven Venues presents "An Evening with David Sedaris"

    October 13, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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    Harrison Opera House

    NPR Humorist and Best-selling Author of Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls and Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition. Calypso, his latest collection of essays, is a New York Times best-seller, and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. The audiobook of Calypso has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category. Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, and Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002). He is the author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer.

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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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  2. NBN Academy: Working with Different Personalities

    October 13, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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    via WebEx

    "I like working with deadlines.” "I prefer to go with the flow." "Who says we have to go with just one idea?" One way to minimize conflict is to better understand different personalities and to respect how people process decisions differently. This course will provide a simple, easy to use, free personality tool that can be used at your civic league meetings, when adding new team/board members, or when you're working on a group project- just to name a few.

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