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Thomas Jefferson, Architect: Palladian Models, Democratic Principles, and the Conflict of Ideals at the Chrysler Museum: Norfolk, Virginia


Thomas Jefferson was the most important architectural thinker of the young American republic, conveying ideals of liberty and democracy in his designs. He was also a slave owner, and this new exhibition coordinated by the Chrysler Museum explores this divergence. Visitors will see models of both Jeffersonian designs and those that inspired him, most notably works by Andrea Palladio along with paintings, sketches, books and artifacts. The exhibition also includes a door and nails now credited to the enslaved craftsmen who made them. For more information, visit www.chrysler.org