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.