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February 28, 2011

Paris Through The Window: Marc Chagall And His Circle Arrives At The Philadelphia Museum Of Art’s Perelman Building Tomorrow, March 1

The Chagall exhibition is on display through July 10.
(Photo by M. McClellan for GPTMC)

In conjunction with the upcoming Parisian-themed Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Paris Through The Window: Marc Chagall And His Circle, an exhibition of more than 70 paintings, sculptures and works on paper by émigré artists and their French colleagues created in the unparalleled atmosphere of creative cross-fertilization that was early 20th century Paris.

Specifically highlighted artists include Alexander Archipenko, Moïse Kisling, Jacques Lipchitz, Louis Marcoussis, Amedeo Modigliani, Chana Orloff, Jules Pascin, Margit Pogany, Chaim Soutine and Ossip Zadkin. Interwoven throughout the galleries is the story of Chagall’s formative years in the French capital during the 1910s, his return to Russia during World War I, and the artist’s triumphant return to Paris in the 1920s as a leading figure of the city’s thriving avant-garde.

This exhibition grants visitors the chance to marvel at the Art Museum’s impressive holdings of modern art and sculpture, bolstered by several key loans from other art institutions in the U.S. and Europe.

Ring in PIFA’s Francophilic celebrations early with an artistic exploration of 20th century Paris. Bonus: click here to check out a virtual tour of the exhibition, led by Curator Michael Taylor, and see below for more photos.

Paris Through The Window: Marc Chagall And His Circle
Where: Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building, Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues
When: March 1- July 10
Cost: Adults $8, Seniors (65+) $7, Students $6, Children (13-18) $6, Children (12 and under) Free
More info: www.philamuseum.org

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