OPENING RECEPTION

Sunday, April 14 from 2:00-6:30 PM

Images from Marc Chagall + Words from a Woman Who Knew Him. Don’t miss this unique experience and opening of Marc Chagall and the Sacred. Join us for a presentation by Vivian R. Jacobson, author of Sharing Chagall: A Memoir. 

For 30 years, Vivian R. Jacobson has been giving lectures internationally on her experiences with the man who has been called a pioneer of modernism and one of the greatest figurative artists of his century. Jacobson worked closely with the artist himself, working on Chagall’s behalf during the last eleven years of his life. Sharing recollections of time spent with Chagall as well as her own extensive research and vast collection of memorabilia, Vivian R. Jacobson speaks with unique insight, offering a moving and personal glimpse of the artist and the man. Due to popular demand, Vivian will give the lecture twice—at 2 PM and at 5 PM—with a reception held between lectures. 

Lecture in auditorium: 2:00 PM and repeated at 5:00 PM                                 

Reception between lectures: 3:00-5:00 PM

Marc Chagall and the Sacred brings together the spirituality and imagination of one of the twentieth century’s most beloved artists. With wit and joy, the art of Marc Chagall is filled with reoccurring symbols of his own visual memory, childhood fantasy, and Jewish heritage. “Art seems to me to be a state of soul more than anything else,” he wrote. This exhibition includes luminous interpretations of some of his most favorite sacred stories, including original etchings and lithographs from his 1956 and 1960 Bible series. With the sophisticated artistry of a master printmaker, each work is a delightful and colorful interpretation that lets the viewer enter the sacred world of Marc Chagall.

This event is free and open to the public. Signed books by the author will be available in the bookstore. Refreshments provided by Refuge Coffee Company with light hors d’oeuvres. RSVP required and appreciated. Due to limited seating, please update your RSVP status if you or your guests are no longer able to attend. Overflow seating will be available.