Date(s) - Sunday, August 25th
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Be part of a rare opportunity to experience Marc Chagall’s legendary Le Cirque portfolio in its entirety with a special tour by Jewish Museum Milwaukee curator Molly Dubin.
For Marc Chagall, the circus stage was the ideal setting for the dreamlike, extraordinary acts ever-present in his art. In Le Cirque, he summoned the spectacle of the circus experience in all its colorful variety — clowns, acrobats and women riding bareback, stands brimming with onlookers — as a vivid metaphor for the sometimes precarious artist-lifestyle he had decided to lead. With time, the circus came to lie at the very heart of his personal mythology and became symbolic of the human condition.
Le Cirque 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.
Tour begins at 1:00 PM
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FREE with Museum Admission