Upcoming exhibition highlights the Depression-era

January 10, 2018 by  

The exhibition ‘A New Deal Near Here: Depression-era Photography from the Chrysler Museum of Arts’ is currently on display at Willoughby-Baylor House (also known as the Norfolk History Museum). It is presented by the Chrysler Museum of Arts.

The exhibit highlights the history of coastal Virginia and Hampton Roads by showing the everyday trials and tribulations that citizens went through during the Great Depression of the 1930s and ‘40s. There are 46 photographs on display that were created by artists such as Jack Delano and John Vachon. Most of the works were taken in the 1940s and printed in the 1980s.

Another Chrysler Museum exhibit, ‘Picturing Innovation: The First 100 Years at NASA Langley’, is also on display at the Frank Photography Galleries and Focus Gallery and closes on March 11. It features over 100 images of advances in aviation, atmospheric understanding, and extraterrestrial exploration. It is set to give a comprehensive view of the organization’s 100 years.

Both of these Norfolk exhibitions are sure to attract plenty of visitors, especially those interested in photography and graphic design.

‘A New Deal Near Here’ will be on show until April 1 and is open on weekends from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission is free of charge.

For more information about either exhibition, contact the Chrysler Museum of Arts at 757-664-6200.