Friday, June 9 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, December 10 @ 1:00 pm AEST

The Jewish Museum of Australia: Gandel Centre of Judaica, with thanks to The Art Co., are proud to present CHAGALL – an exhibition celebrating the remarkable story of international master, among the greatest artists of the twentieth century, Marc Chagall (1887-1985).

International curator and art historian, Jade Niklai, has transformed the Jewish Museum into a Chagall-inspired dreamscape that includes an exclusive capsule of original works and poems, alongside bespoke immersive experiences. Chagall is remembered for his highly personal visual language, and poignant consideration of universal and timeless themes such as joy, love and melancholy. Combining the Jewish folkloric painterly roots of his native Russia and the Parisian avant-garde, with fauvist, cubist, and expressionist styles, Chagall created a sensibility that was truly his own, with his name and influence held by many alongside Picasso, Matisse and Monet.

CHAGALL offers a symbolic nod to the Jewish Museum’s first large-scale exhibition in 1995 Chagall and the Bible and is dedicated to the Museum’s visionary inaugural director, the late Dr Helen Light AM.

CHAGALL expands on the Museum’s previous offerings through a Contemporary Australian Artist Commission – supported by Daniel Besen – that provides an inspired opportunity of interpretation and response to Chagall’s story, themes and practice. The Jewish Museum is thrilled to have award-winning creative practitioner Yvette Coppersmith as the inaugural Contemporary Australian Artist Commission. Coppersmith will take over the ground floor galleries during CHAGALL with a selection of works featuring portraits, still lifes and abstracts.

Tickets are on sale now.

Friday, June 9 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, December 10 @ 1:00 pm AEST

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