Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage

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Installation view: "Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage,: from "Aleko,"

Installation view: “Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage,: from “Aleko,”
LACMA (July 31, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018) ©2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / DAGP, Paris. Photo ©Fredrik Nilsen

Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage currently on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has all the ingredients of a blockbuster exhibition: a beloved modern icon and a behind-the-scenes look at the evolution from fantastical sketches to finished paintings, and costumes and set designs that range from whimsical to hallucinatory. Adapted from the recent exhibition Chagall: Colour and Music at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Stepanie Barron, senior curator of modern art at LACMA, racks focus to examine the influence of music and dance on the artist’s long and storied career. What permeates the exhibition, however, is Chagall’s lasting relationship with the theater.

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