Tour: Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage (50 min)

12 pm | Sat, December 16, 2017

Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage highlights the principal role that music and dance played in Chagall’s artistic practice. The exhibition concentrates on Chagall’s four productions for the stage—the ballets Aleko, set to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1942), The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky (1945), Daphnis and Chloe by Maurice Ravel (1958), and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute (1967). The exhibition features the artist’s vibrant costumes and set designs—some of which have never been exhibited since they appeared on stage—and also presents a selection of iconic paintings depicting musicians and lyrical scenes, numerous works on paper, and documentary footage of original performances. 

LACMA | Resnick Pavilion
Free, with general admission
Note: This tour meets near the BP Grand Entrance 
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Image: Marc Chagall, backdrop design for Aleko: “A Wheatfield on a Summer’s Afternoon” (Scene III), 1942, Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest, 1945, © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris, image © The Museum of Modern Art/licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY

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