Only 50 days following its opening, the exhibition CHAGALL: COLOUR AND MUSIC at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) has already welcomed 100,000 visitors.
Given the exhibition’s incredible popularity, the Museum has decided to add some extra days to the regular schedule. CHAGALL will also be open to the public on the following Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: April 17 (Easter Monday), May 22 (Victoria Day), May 29 and June 5.
The most extensive exhibition devoted to Marc Chagall in Canada, Chagall: Colour and Music explores the omnipresence of music in the artist’s life and work through close to 340 pieces, from his paintings, works on paper, costumes, sculptures, ceramics, stained glass and tapestries to his creations for the stage and grand decorative and architectural projects. It reveals over 40 fabulous costumes and decors for the ballet productions of Aleko (1942), The Firebird (1945) and Daphnis and Chloé (1958–1959) and The Magic Flute opera (1967), as well as an extraordinary projection of the famous ceiling of the Opéra de Paris in the Palais Garnier, which was created by the Lab at the Google Cultural Institute.
Chagall for families
Families are invited to enter the colourful and enchanting world of the artist who painted music in Chagall’s Little Box, a gallery-workshop with imaginative activities, playful modules and multimedia stations for children ages 4 to 13.