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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. Virginia Stage Company presents "Dear Jack, Dear Louise" and "Hold These Truths" in repetoire

    October 17, 2021, 8:00 PM - November 7, 2021, 2:30 PM
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    Wells Theater

    "Dear Jack, Dear Louise" by Ken Ludwig tells the story of a military doctor and a Broadway chorus performer’s unlikely romance, entirely via letters, during WWII. "Hold These Truths" by Jeanne Sakata is about an unsung American hero, Gordon Hirabayashi, who fought passionately for the Constitution against an unexpected adversary: his own country. During World War II, he refused to report to a relocation camp with thousands of families of Japanese descent, launching a 50-year journey from college to the courtroom and eventually to a Presidential Medal of Freedom. An inspiring true story of conscience amidst conflict, it is a one-man portrait of American character at its best.

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Community/Neighborhood Event

  1. NBN Academy: History, Businesses, and Creating Special Places

    November 3, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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    via WebEx

    Doumars, the Ocean View Amusement Park, Stark and Legum, The Norfolk Stationary Company, The Naro Theatre. Consider how these businesses have shaped Norfolk’s identity. Then hear how local businesses are creating new special neighborhood places today. Hear from historians, local business leaders, and others about the importance of supporting local businesses.

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