Chagall’s Le Cirque

Friday, June 14, 2019 to Sunday, September 8, 2019 - all day

Event Details

WHEN
Friday, June 14, 2019 to Sunday, September 8, 2019 - all day
WHERE
Jewish Museum Milwaukee at 1360 North Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53202
CONTACT
Jewish Museum Milwaukee (JMM)
414-390-5730 414-390-5730
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Description

‘For me, a circus is a magic show that appears and disappears like a world. These clowns, bareback riders and acrobats have made themselves at home in my visions. Why? Why am I so touched by their make-up and their grimaces? With them I can move towards new horizons.’ –Marc Chagall

For Marc Chagall, the circus stage was the ideal setting for the dreamlike, extraordinary acts ever-present in his art. In Le Cirque, he summoned the spectacle of the circus experience in all its colorful variety — clowns, acrobats and women riding bareback, stands brimming with onlookers — as a vivid metaphor for the sometimes precarious artist-lifestyle he had decided to lead. With time, the circus came to lie at the very heart of his personal mythology and became symbolic of the human condition.

Le Cirque consists of 23 color and 15 black-and-white lithographs published in 1967 by Tériade Éditions. The whimsical prints will be accompanied by a display that explores Wisconsin’s grand circus history, and celebrates the tradition of Milwaukee’s Great Circus Parade.

HOURS
Monday – Thursday: 10 am - 5 pm
Friday: 10 am - 3 pm
Sunday: Noon - 4 pm
Saturday: CLOSED
'Thirdsdays': Open until 7 pm on the Third Thursday of each month

ADMISSION
Adults – $7.00
Seniors (60+) – $6.00
Students (with ID) – $4.00
Disabled Visitors (with ID*) – $4.00
Museum Members – FREE
Children (6 and under) – FREE
Active Duty Military – FREE

Marc Chagall’s Le Cirque series is on loan from the permanent collection of the Manitowoc-based Rahr-West Art Museum.

Exhibit Sponsors: Brico Fund, Greater Milwaukee Foundation - The Robert L. and Dolores Schlossmann Fund, Anonymous*, Kohl Philanthropies, Milwaukee Arts Board, Suzy B. Ettinger*, Nita Soref*, The Gerald & Louise Stein Family*, Clarice S. Turer Charitable Fund, Debra & Moshe Katz, Drs. Jane & Ellis Avner, Young Leadership Division of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Neena & Rick Florsheim, Ovation Chai Point and Ovation Jewish Home, Anonymous, Sharon & Richard Canter*, Buzz Monkeys (*Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation) / Media Sponsor: Shepherd Express

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Organizer

Jewish Museum Milwaukee (JMM)

Phone: 414-390-5730 414-390-5730

programs@jewishmuseummilwaukee.org
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Venue

Jewish Museum Milwaukee

1360 North Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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