Chrysler Museum Perry Glass Studio

745 W. Duke St.
Norfolk, VA 23510- Map It
Phone: (757) 664-6200

AAA Editor Notes

Chrysler Museum Perry Glass Studio is adjacent to the Chrysler Museum of Art at 745 Duke St. near W. Olney Rd. and W. Virginia Beach Blvd. At this state-of-the-art working glass studio, visitors can watch artists collaborating on glass pieces during free demonstrations. While the pride and joy of this 7,000-square-foot facility is a furnace capable of melting up to 560 pounds of glass, the skilled artisans on-site also utilize such handheld tools as blowpipes, torches, jacks and shears. Most glassmaking demonstrations last about an hour. The Studio also has flame-working, kiln-working and cold-working areas. Classes, workshops and other educational programs are offered; advance reservations are required.</br></br>
Free. Evening and performing arts events may have admission fees.
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-5 (also third Thurs. 7-10 p.m.), Sun. noon-5. Glassmaking demonstrations take place Tues.-Sun. at noon. Closed select holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.