Virginia’s Chrysler Museum of Art Closes for $24-Million, Year-Long Expansion Project

Just as Patrick “Moustache Man” Waldo promised last month, Norfolk, Virginia’s Chrysler Museum of Art will close at the end of the week for more than a year while it undergoes a $24-million renovation and expansion. The institution is scheduled to reopen in April 2014, the Daily Roads reports.

Not unlike SFMOMA, the Chrysler has planned a series of off-site exhibitions while its home is being revamped and enlarged. All its education programming will also continue.

The project to expand the Chrysler is just the largest part of its $45-million capital campaign, museum director Bill Hennessey explains. In addition to work on the building, the campaign has enabled the establishment of multiple endowments, and a new glass studio.

— Benjamin Sutton

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