Museum of Art. The exhibit is being held in the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building (Fairmont and Pennsylvania Avenues).
The exhibition will run from March 1st – July 10th, 2011 and is presented in conjunction with PIFA (the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts).
While the exhibition focuses on Marc Chagall, it also includes modernist paintings and sculptures by Alexander Archipenko, Moise Kisling, Jaqcues Lipchitz, Louis Marcoussis, Amedeo Modigliani, Chana Orloff, Jules Pascin, Margit Pogany, Chaim Soutine, and Ossip Zadkine.
The show includes roughly 40 paintings and sculptures mainly from the museums own collection. However, one painting, Chagall’s “Paris Through the Window” is on loan from the Guggenhiem Museum in New York.
According to Michael Taylor, the exhibit’s curator, one should look slowly at each painting because there are lots hidden in the paintings. “If you rush, you miss”, he stated.
The exhibit features a phone number next to each painting and sculpture, which encourages you to call directly from your cell phone. This will allow you to receive information regarding the painting or sculpture you are currently observing.
The Marc Chagall exhibit is the first large show since 1941 featuring a Russian artist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
I was able to see a preview of the exhibit and the paintings are absolutely wonderful. It took a great deal of time to create the exhibit and the wait was well worth it. I encourage everyone to see the exhibit. It is quite the treat. If you have any question in regards to the exhibit please visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s website. And for more information on the Philadelphia International Festival Arts please visit the link below.
Philadelphia Museum of Art: www.philamuseum.org
Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts: www.pifa.org
Please enjoy the digital photo gallery obtained from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which displays several photos of the paintings featured in the exhibit.