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Federation CJA Proud to Partner with Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for our Centennial
CHAGALL: Colour and Music exhibition to shed an important light on artist’s Jewish roots
As part of our Centennial year, Federation CJA is proud to partner with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts as the official Exhibition Patron of CHAGALL: Colour and Music, running from January 28 through June 11. We are fortunate, during the milestone year of Montreal’s 375th and Federation CJA’s 100th, to have our incredible city showcased in this internationally-renowned exhibit. We applaud the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for their vision and distinct ability to bring Marc Chagall’s enduring work to life.
Marc Chagall’s many creations offer a window into his inspirations, his life and a rich Jewish history. In addition to being lauded internationally as one of the most significant artists of his generation and a pioneer of modernism known for his brilliant use of colour and ethereal imagery, his Jewish roots – the influence of Jewish culture and traditions – are proudly displayed within his art.
While Chagall’s Jewish identity informs his artistic narrative, the underlying sentiment and appeal are decidedly universal. Similarly, Jewish values of kindness (chesed), charity, justice (tzedakah) and healing the world (tikun olam), are fundamental to Federation CJA and extend well beyond the Jewish community to all peoplehood. Buy a ticket for CHAGALL: Colour and Music
A comprehensive Jewish day school initiative piloted by BJEC
As part of this important partnership, over 3,500 of Montreal’s Jewish day school students from Grade 1 through 11 will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Chagall’s body of work through guided visits of the Chagall: Colour and Music exhibition. Educators have also received special training in conjunction with Federation CJA’s Bronfman Jewish Education Centre to enhance the experience and their art curriculum. A vernissage featuring select student artworks, inspired by Chagall, will take place at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in June of 2017.
This exhibition was organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and initiated by the Cité de la Musique – Philharmonie de Paris, and La Piscine – Musée d’art et d’industrie André Diligent, Roubaix, with the support of the Chagall Estate. | Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Final drawing for the wall painting at the Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, New York: The Triumph of Music, 1966 Private collection. © SODRAC & ADAGP 2016, Chagall ®. © Archives Marc et Ida Chagall, Paris