Saturday, April 25 through Sunday, October 4, 2015
Tuesday-Friday with 2:30 pm tour or by appointment | Weekends 1:00 - 4:30 PM
Marc Chagall (1887–1985) has been called the quintessential Jewish artist of the 20th century, and one of the foremost visual interpreters of the Bible. Chagall said, “Since my early youth I have been fascinated by the Bible. It has always seemed to me and it seems to me still that it is the greatest source of poetry of all time. Since then I have sought this reflection in life and in art. The Bible is like an echo of nature and this secret I have tried to transmit.”
Marc Chagall and the Bible includes etchings and lithographs of Chagall’s graphic works and historical posters. Etchings from his 1960 Bible series bring together the artist’s spirituality and childhood fantasy through the sophisticated artistry of a master printmaker. Also featured in this exhibition are brilliantly colored images from his 1956 and 1960 suites of Bible lithographs.