Marc Chagall

July 26–November 4, 2003

Marc Chagall’s rich œuvre is rediscovered in this retrospective. With 153 paintings and works on paper created between 1907 and 1970 — including many never before seen in the United States — Marc Chagall provides new insight about the artist and his idiosyncratic work. Borrowing from many art movements but never following any one school, Chagall employed avant-garde techniques in works that embrace storytelling, allegory, memory, and religion. Vivid in color and texture, humor and fantasy, Chagall’s art reflects a distinct and personal mix of sources and ideas.

Marc Chagall was conceived by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Paris, with the Musée National Message Biblique Marc Chagall, Nice; and co-organized with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

The exhibition is sponsored by

Bank of America VISA USA

Additional support for this exhibition has been provided by the Helen Diller Family Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund, Phyllis and Stuart G. Moldaw, The David B. Gold Foundation, and the French American Cultural Foundation. Transportation generously provided by American Airlines.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities.

Media sponsors: San Francisco Chronicle; SF Gate.com; Classical 102.1 KDFC; Viacom Outdoor; and ABC7, KGO-TV

Marc Chagall, Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1939; Musée de Grenoble, gift of the artist, 2003 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris