Kick off the 2023-24 Global Museum Passport (GMP) season with a virtual visit to The Jewish Museum (New York) to see their acclaimed exhibit Chagall: Love, War, and Exile.
Chagall: Love, War, and Exile explores a significant but lesser-known period in the artist’s career from the rise of fascism in the 1930s through 1948, years spent in Paris and then in exile to 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, the exhibition illuminates an artist deeply responsive to the suffering inflicted by war—often expressed with Christian imagery despite his Jewish roots—and to his own personal losses and intimate sorrows. By the late 1940s, Chagall returns to colorful, joy-filled work celebrating love.
This tour will be conducted by an Educator at The Jewish Museum (NY) and will be followed immediately with a chance for the audience to ask questions about the exhibit.
DATE: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
TIME: 12:00 p.m.
COST: Museum Members FREE | Nonmembers $10
*GMP programs are not recorded or available after the live Zoom session.
Travel to exciting destinations and visit venues around the world from the comfort of your couch with Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s online adventure series, ‘Global Museum Passport: Virtual Home Edition’. Although the program series began during the 2020 COVID lockdown, we continue to journey to different states and countries to tour special exhibitions, traverse historical sites, and view collection highlights.
Global Museum Passport seasons start in Fall and end in Spring each year.
Located on Museum Mile at Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, the Jewish Museum is one of the world’s preeminent institutions devoted to exploring art and Jewish culture from ancient to contemporary, offering intellectually engaging, educational, and provocative exhibitions and programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. The Museum was established in 1904, when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary as the core of a museum collection. Today, the Museum maintains a collection of over 30,000 works of art, artifacts, and broadcast media reflecting global Jewish identity, and presents a diverse schedule of internationally acclaimed temporary exhibitions.
Marc Chagall. Self-Portrait with Clock (1947). Oil on canvas. 33 78 × 27 78 in. Private collection. © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York ADAGP, Paris.