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50th Anniversary Conservation Endowment Fund

Updated: Jan 19, 2023

In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the transformative gift of art by Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., The Norfolk Society of Arts is pleased to establish a permanent endowment fund of $50,000 to support the conservation of those works of art donated by Mr. Chrysler to the Chrysler Museum of Art.




A little history may explain our interest in the conservation of Mr. Chrysler’s collection.

In 1924, the Norfolk City Council adopted an “ordinance to accept the Proposal of the Norfolk Society of Arts to provide a building” to be used as a museum of art, and in 1933, the Norfolk Society of Arts opened the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences.

In 1971, Walter Chrysler, Jr. offered the gift of his outstanding art collection to the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences and in recognition of his magnificent gift, the Board of The Norfolk Society of Arts agreed to change the name of the museum to the Chrysler Museum at Norfolk, now known as the Chrysler Museum of Art.


In addition to establishing this endowment fund, the Norfolk Society of Arts is issuing a “Challenge Match,” dollar for dollar, up to the first $5,000 dollars contributed to this endowment fund made by NSA members and non-members


Checks should be made payable to The Norfolk Society of Arts Conservation Endowment Fund and may be sent to:

The Norfolk Society of Arts, Chrysler Museum of Art

One Memorial Place, Norfolk, VA 23510


We thank you for your continued support to The Norfolk Society of Arts and hope you will consider a gift to our challenge match as we grow this newly established fund.

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