The Jewish Museum Presents Bella Meyer, 10/8
In conjunction with the exhibition, Chagall: Love, War, and Exile, on view through February 2, 2014, The Jewish Museum is presenting a diverse series of programs from October through January. Highlights include a talk by Bella Meyer, granddaughter of Marc Chagall; historian Kenneth Silver, a Chagall exhibition catalogue essayist; and an impressive selection of contemporary painters including Amy Sillman, Peter Doig, Carroll Dunham, Thomas Eggerer, Charlene von Heyl, and David Salle.
LECTURES ON CHAGALL
Bella Meyer, The Gertrude and David Fogelson Lecture, Tuesday, October 8, 11:30am, Bella Meyer is the granddaughter of artist Marc Chagall, shares her memories on the occasion of Chagall: Love, War, and Exile. Tickets: $15 adults; $12 students/seniors; $10 Jewish Museum members
Kenneth Silver, Lecture - Salo W. Baron Program, Tuesday, November 12, 11:30am, Kenneth Silver is Professor of Art History at New York University, where he lectures on French and American 20th century art. Tickets: $15 adults; $12 students/seniors; $10 Jewish Museum members
The Salo W. Baron Program has been endowed by the Trustees of the Salo W. and Jeannette M. Baron Foundation.
PAINTING BEYOND BELIEF: Developed alongside the exhibition Chagall: Love, War, and Exile, this three-part series explores issues in contemporary painting since the death of Marc Chagall in 1985.
Painting Beyond Belief 1, Sunday, November 24, 6:30pm, Artists Amy Sillman and Peter Doig in a conversation moderated by Jordan Kantor, Associate Professor of Painting, California College of the Arts.
Painting Beyond Belief 2, Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 6:30pm, Scholar and critic David Joselit, Carnegie Professor, History of Art, Yale University, in conversation with artist Thomas Eggerer.
Painting Beyond Belief 3, Sunday, January 26, 2014, 6:30pm, In this roundtable discussion, a small, cross-generational group of artists will share insights into their individual practices, and discuss issues and concerns facing contemporary painters working today. Moderated by Jordan Kantor and featuring artists Carroll Dunham, Jacqueline Humphries, Sanya Kantarovsky, Charlene von Heyl, and David Salle.
Tickets for all events: Free - Reservations are required
WRITERS AND ARTISTS RESPOND
Writers and Artists Respond: Dasha Shishkin, Thursday, January 23, 2014, 6:30pm, Artist Dasha Shishkin responds to Chagall: Love, War, and Exile. This program takes place in the exhibition galleries. Tickets: Free - Reservations are required
A CLOSER LOOK GALLERY TALKS
Monday afternoons at 1pm - October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 25; December 16; January 13, 27
Educators and curators from The Jewish Museum present weekly gallery talks/conversations in the exhibition. FREE with Museum admission
The Jewish Museum is presenting Chagall: Love, War, and Exile which, for the first time in the U.S., explores a significant but neglected period in the artist's career, from the rise of fascism in the 1930s through 1948, years spent in Paris and then in exile in New York. Marc Chagall (1887-1985), one of the foremost modernists of the 20th century, created his unique style by drawing on elements from richly colored folk art motifs, the Russian Christian icon tradition, Cubism, and Surrealism. Beginning with the evocative paintings from his years in France, Chagall: Love, War, and Exile illuminates an artist deeply responsive to the suffering inflicted by war and to his own personal losses and concerns. Although he never abandoned a poetic sensibility, his art of the 1930s and 1940s reflects the political reality of the time. Most unexpected is the recurring appearance of the figure of the crucified Jesus as a metaphor for war, Jewish suffering and persecution. By the mid-1940s, Chagall returns to joyful, colorful compositions expressing the power of love. The exhibition includes 31 paintings and 22 works on paper, as well as selected letters, poems, photos, and ephemera.
Public Programs at The Jewish Museum are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Major annual support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The stage lighting system has been funded by the Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer.
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