BWW Review: CHAGALL: COLOUR AND MUSIC at the Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts
Over 150,000 people have visited the Marc Chagall exhibit titled Chagall: Colour and Music at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts this year. This collaborative and exquisitely curated exhibit, features over 300 masterpieces thematically positioned and chronologically presented, revealing the evolving artistic journey of Russian artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985).
Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Costumes for Daphnis and Chloe: A Shepherdess, 1959. Paris, OpeÌ?ra national. Â© SODRAC & ADAGP 2017, Chagall Â®. Photo Â© Museum Associates / LACMA
This collaborative endeavour involves the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Cité de la musique (Philharmonie de Paris and La Piscine), Musée d'art et d'industrie André Diligent, Roubaix as well as the support of the Chagall Estate. It is the largest and most comprehensive tribute to Chagall ever presented in Canada.
The numerous works include paintings, sculptures, stained glass and tapestries, each paired with musical accompaniment from styles and composers that heavily influenced Chagall throughout his life. Among the variety of mediums presented, visitors also have the opportunity to view rarely seen costumes and set designs created by Chagall for ballets and operas, loaned to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts by the renowned Opéra de Paris, the New York City Ballet and the New York Metropolitan Opera. They are elegantly displayed and accompanied by video recordings of respective performances.
Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Costume for Aleko: Gypsy with playing cards, 1942. Private collection. Â© SODRAC & ADAGP 2017, Chagall Â®. Â© Archives Marc et Ida Chagall, Paris
Ambre, Gauthier, guest curator and musical director Mikhail Rudy have created a meaningful, rich and delightful sensory experience for visitors. This experience can be extended by attending concerts at the Museum's Bourgie Hall, where a series of concerts have been offered in dedication to the Chagall exhibit.
CHAGALL: COLOUR AND MUSIC runs from January 28 to June 11, at the Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion 1380 Sherbrooke Street West?Montreal, Quebec?.
Tickets can be purchased in person, by telephone at 514-285-2000 or on the Museum website at: mbam.qc.ca
Concert Tickets at Bourgie Hall can be purchased in person or here: https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/concerts/chagall/