This Saturday, The Tide is flowing to the Chrysler.
The Chrysler Museum of Art celebrates the fifth anniversary of Hampton Roads Transit’s The Tide Light Rail with a special afternoon of Tide-related programs this Saturday, October 29.
“We’re so excited to be helping to celebrate 5 years of The Tide, which has made visiting all the great places in Norfolk so much easier – and more fun,” said Susan Leidy, Deputy Director of the museum.
At noon Glass Studio Assistant Manager Robin Rogers will present a creative demo in honor of The Tide. Here is a little of Robin in action:
Starting at 2 p.m. Jonathan Markham, Museum Manager of Curriculum and Gallery Programs, will lead an informal tour through works in the Chrysler Collection to highlight important transportation innovations and how they have shaped societies and cultures.
“Serving as a parallel archive of innovations and technological achievement, great artworks have captured the beauty, force, and energy of the evolution of transportation through the ages,” said Markham. “Transportation innovations have, in turn, been responsible for allowing artists to share their great works of art all over the globe.”
Admission to the Museum, its Perry Glass Studio, and its programs and exhibitions will be free this Saturday. The Tide’s York Street / Freemason Station is a short two-block walk to the Museum.
“This tour will highlight various modes of transportation starting from our Ancient Worlds galleries, through Early American continuing to Modern and Contemporary, and ending in our newest exhibit ‘Branding the American West,'” said Markham.
Regular HRT rates apply; youth 17 years old and younger ride free with a fare-paying adult or with a Student Freedom Pass. For more information visit www.gohrt.com.