The Chrysler Museum of Art has organized the exhibition “Thomas Jefferson, Architect: Palladian Models, Democratic Principles and the Conflict of Ideals.”
Norfolk, Virginia | Chrysler.org | through January 19
In addition to his political achievements, Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) was the young American republic’s leading architectural thinker, conveying ideals of liberty even as slaves constructed his designs.
His evolution is traced through nearly 130 objects, including models, books, paintings, drawings, photographs, and architectural elements.
The Chrysler has collaborated with the Palladio Museum in Italy, which has loaned 14 models, including ten of Jefferson’s buildings and four of buildings by Andrea Palladio (1508–1580).