Watch As Characters Take On Glass Form During Dan Dailey: Character Sketch

The Chrysler Museum of Art is proud to present Dan Dailey: Character Sketch! Subjective and narrative in nature, Dan Dailey’s art pieces are inspired by the human character and based upon his direct observation of the world. Now, check out his work for yourself at this exhibit on Wednesday, March 11th.

Known as one of the most unique voices within the field of contemporary glass, Dan Dailey pairs an industrial palette with precise draftsmanship and technical craftsmanship to produce his figurative artwork. Dailey is guided by the properties of liquid glass in his approach to traditional artistic formats like vases, busts, and landscape painting. He articulates his perceptions and thoughts about humanity through the medium of glass, pushing the material to new frontiers in order to tell stories about human nature.

Dailey is renowned for his keen observation, sense of humor, and wit. In his quest to comment on human nature and society, he deftly captures and conveys the essence of various moods and actions. He makes no attempt at realism and renders figures in a way that reveals their emotions and thoughts. With a unique graphic sensibility and Art Deco quality, Dailey creates classic symbols representing a type of person or expressing an essential quality of character.

Dan Dailey: Character Sketch, on view at the Chrysler Museum of Art, will include thirty-three works by the artist. The Chrysler’s exhibition will span Dailey’s forty-year career and include blown and hot-worked glass vases and sculpture; glass cane murals; and wall reliefs made from Vitrolite, industrial colored glass that was only made between 1900–1947. Original drawings will also be on view, demonstrating the embedded nature of drawing in Dailey’s working process.

Dan Dailey: Character Sketch will be on display through June 14th, 2020. Admission and parking are free. For additional information, please visit or call (757) 664-6200.

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Event Time/Date:
Wednesday, March 11, 2020—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Chrysler Museum of Art
1 Memorial Place
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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