Chrysler Museum of Art calls for public's protests pictures for new exhibition

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Posted at 3:02 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 18:15:18-04

NORFOLK, Va. – The Chrysler Museum of Art is set to open in October with a new exhibition, 'Come Together, Right Now: The Art of Gathering.'

The museum is inviting the public to share their own protest pictures from this summer's ongoing demonstrations for the new exhibition.

The deadline to submit is September 30 at 11:59 p.m. Click here to submit.

Works will be selected from the submissions by artist Dawit N.M., whose photography and video exhibition The Eye That Follows recently closed at the Museum, and Seth Feman, PhD, the Chrysler Museum’s curator of photography.

The exhibition can be viewed on Oct. 11 to Jan. 3, 2021 at the museum and in outdoor locations in Norfolk. It will feature more than 100 artworks drawn from the Chrysler’s collection and the submission.

“As many have faced unprecedented isolation this year and grappled with social distancing, we believe the time is perfect to celebrate the most powerful things that draw us together. Images of love, dancing, making music and working together will lift visitors’ spirits and inspire them to reflect,” said Lloyd DeWitt, Ph.D., the Chrysler Museum’s Chief Curator and Irene Leache Curator of European Art.

The museum says the exhibition was formed in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the recent public killings of Black and brown people, Chrysler officials say they needed to use this exhibition to 'address uncomfortable but necessary questions about racism and intolerance and chart the course toward an inclusive future.'

Some Norfolk neighborhoods will become living art galleries with Come Together, Right Now OUTSIDE. The Chrysler will reproduce several artworks from the exhibition and display them outside with questions that encourage viewers to consider the artwork further, discuss the theme and reflect.