Date(s) - Saturday, July 20th
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Be part of a rare opportunity to experience Marc Chagall’s legendary Le Cirque portfolio on Gallery Day! Iconic attributes of Chagall’s creations – his quintessential use of vivid color, dreamlike composition and fanciful characters – befittingly capture his lure to the circus and its emblematic encapsulation of the human condition.
‘For me, a circus is a magic show that appears and disappears like a world. These clowns, bareback riders and acrobats have made themselves at home in my visions. Why? Why am I so touched by their make-up and their grimaces? With them I can move towards new horizons.’ –Marc Chagall
Le Cirque summons the spectacle of the circus experience in all its colorful variety — clowns, acrobats and women riding bareback, stands brimming with onlookers – and consists of 23 color and 15 black-and-white lithographs published in 1967 by Tériade Éditions. The whimsical prints will be accompanied by a display that explores Wisconsin’s grand circus history, and celebrates the tradition of Milwaukee’s Great Circus Parade.
Adults – $7.00
Seniors (60+) – $6.00
Students (with ID) – $4.00
Disabled Visitors (with ID*) – $4.00
Museum Members – FREE
Children (6 and under) – FREE
Active Duty Military – FREE
*Accepted ID for Person with Disability: Transit System ID Card, Membership Card from a disability organization, Medicare Card if under age 65, and Disabled/Accessible Parking Placard issued by State Department of Motor Vehicles
Marc Chagall’s Le Cirque series is on loan from the permanent collection of the Manitowoc-based Rahr-West Art Museum.
Exhibit Sponsors: Brico Fund, Greater Milwaukee Foundation – The Robert L. and Dolores Schlossmann Fund, Anonymous*, Kohl Philanthropies, Milwaukee Arts Board, Suzy B. Ettinger*, Nita Soref*, The Gerald & Louise Stein Family*, Clarice S. Turer Charitable Fund, Debra & Moshe Katz, Drs. Jane & Ellis Avner, Young Leadership Division of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Neena & Rick Florsheim, Ovation Chai Point and Ovation Jewish Home, Anonymous, Sharon & Richard Canter*, Buzz Monkeys (*Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation) / Media Sponsor: Shepherd Express
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