CHAGALL: COLOUR AND MUSIC is off to a successful start: since its inauguration on January 28, the exhibition has attracted 58,388 visitors.
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.
Chagall comes alive to klezmer
The Museum will welcome the Ichka klezmer quartet, who will perform in one of the exhibition halls from noon to 2 p.m. on March 5, 11, 12, 19 and 26, on April 2, 9, 15, 16, 23 and 30, and on May 7, 14, 20, 21 and 27.
Discover Marc Chagall’s life and work with an MMFA volunteer on a guided tour (included in the price of admission).
Wednesdays: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 1 p.m.* and 6 p.m. Fridays: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
*VIP members only
Marc Chagall (1887-1985), The Blue Circus, 1950-1952, oil on canvas, 232.5 x 175.8 cm. Nice, Musée national Marc Chagall, on deposit from the Musée national d’art moderne – Centre Pompidou, Paris. © SODRAC & ADAGP 2017, Chagall ® © CNAC / MNAM / Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY. Photo Gérard Blot