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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. 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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  4. Norfolk State University presents "No Justice, No Peace": Global Protest, Unrest, and Conflict

    October 15, 2021, 7:00 PM - December 3, 2021, 4:00 PM
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    James Wise Gallery in the E.O. Hamm Fine Arts Building at Norfolk State University

    This exhibition features the artworks of over thirty artists who address the global crises currently happening around us. Admission is free.

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  5. ODU presents "University Dance Theatre Fall Concert"

    November 17, 2021, 7:30 PM - November 20, 2021, 7:30 PM
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    ODU University Theatre

    Experience an unforgettable evening of diverse works as emerging and established artists expand the boundaries of dance. The University Dance Theatre Fall Concert presents original choreography in a variety of dance styles, such as modern dance, jazz, hip hop and contemporary ballet, performed by Old Dominion University students. This fall our concert features the work of guest artist Cameron McKinney whose work blends streetdance with contemporary floorwork to create dances that celebrate the Japanese culture.

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  6. ODU Rep presents "Intimate Apparel"

    November 18, 2021, 7:30 PM - November 21, 2021, 2:00 PM
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    Goode Theatre at ODU

    Directed by Brittney S. Harris Esther, an African-American seamstress in 1905 New York, is a practical woman with quiet dreams. She hopes for lovely things— fine fabric, beautiful words, a loving touch, while supporting herself making exquisite negligees and corsets for women across the social strata. When a distant suitor reaches out through poignant and sensitive letters, her life changes. Through friendship, betrayal, and hope, she stitches a new life, a crazy quilt homely to look at but warming to the soul. Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel is a ‘delicate tapestry woven from hope, longing and a wistful acknowledgment of disappointments reckoned with and limitations faced.’ - San Diego Union-Tribune Free parking is available in Garage D, 1070 W. 45th St.

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  7. Chrysler Museum – Building a Legacy: Chrysler Collects for the Future

    November 19, 2021 - March 6, 2022
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    Chrysler Museum of Art, Special Exhibition Galleries

    Presented in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.’s transformative gift of art to the Chrysler Museum of Art, Building a Legacy: Chrysler Collects for the Future presents recent and promised gifts of art that will shape the collection for the next generation of museum visitors.

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  8. Winterfest on the Wisconsin at Nauticus

    November 19, 2021, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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    Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin

    Nauticus’ WinterFest on the Wisconsin returns to the Downtown Norfolk waterfront this holiday season! With more nights and lights to enjoy, you’re bound to be dazzled by this magical winter experience. Bring the whole family!

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  1. 8th Annual Chartway Norfolk Harbor Race Weekend

    November 19, 2021 - November 21, 2021
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    Town Point Park - Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

    Race up your running shoes for the 8th annual Chartway Norfolk Harbor Race Weekend presented by Bon Secours In Motion. Enjoy Norfolk, Virginia’s Downtown, thriving art community, historic neighborhoods, and Old Dominion University’s campus as you take on the 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon. Keep an eye out for Norfolk’s iconic mermaids along the course as you experience this flat, fast course! (Hint: there are over 20 along the Half Marathon course.) Sign up online: https://norfolkharborhalf.com/

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