Chagall: Daphnis & Chloé
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Winnipeg Art Gallery
Russian-born Jewish artist Marc Chagall was a pioneer of modernism. Picasso proclaimed that after Matisse, "Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what colour really is.”
Daphnis & Chloé, the latest NGC@WAG collaboration, features 42 lithograph prints that showcase Chagall’s unique style. Widely considered the crowning achievement of his career as a printmaker, the series depicts the romantic tale written by the ancient Greek poet Longus. Chagall created these colourful works in the 1950s, soon after meeting and marrying his second wife, Valentina.
In addition to this magnificent collection of modernist 20th-century work is Chagall & Winnipeg, a focus show that reveals the artist's connection to Manitoba.
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Past Programs & Events
Join us to celebrate the opening of three new shows – Chagall: Daphnis & Chloé, Chagall & Winnipeg, and Esther Warkov: Paintings, 1960s-1980s
Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm
Explore the latest NGC@WAG collaboration, Chagall: Daphnis & Chloé, with a guided tour by WAG Curator, Andrew Kear.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 12pm to 1pm
Campers will explore Gallery exhibitions, create art with professional artists, go on exciting field trips, and host their own mini-exhibition at the end of the week.
Monday, July 11, 2016 to Friday, August 26, 2016
- Tuesday 11am-5pm
- Wednesday 11am-5pm
- Thursday 11am-5pm
- Friday 11am-9pm
- Saturday 11am-5pm
- Sunday 11am-5pm
- Closed Monday