GROUP TOURS OFFERED STARTING APRIL 14
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON APRIL 17 – AUGUST 2, 2020.
Chagall for Children (April 17 – August 2020) is a multi-sensory, hands-on exploration of one of the best-known and best-loved artists of the twentieth century, Marc Chagall. This world class special exhibition is specifically designed to engage ages 2 – 12 and features 14 multi-sensory exploration stations, each incorporating a high-quality reproduction of one of Marc Chagall’s works encouraging children to explore art principles such as color, composition, light and texture.
Here’s what visitors can expect to see and do in the Chagall for Children exhibition:
America Windows: Visitors explore the effect of light upon stained glass by adjusting the light levels behind the work and recreating their own America Windows by rearranging puzzle-like pieces of the work.
At the Circus: Incorporating role-play, which is key in the creative development of young children, visitors see themselves as part of a Chagall painting via a video camera and monitor. They don silk-screened capes to become part of the painting as they pose and play on a circus stage.
The Birthday: Comparing art forms, visitors examine the reproduction of this oil painting and compare it to the tactile experience of touching the bas relief. Visitors can also create a “rubbing” from a steel engraving of the bas relief.
The Blue House: Studying form and structure, visitors create their own three-dimensional house against the backdrop of this painting.
The Concert: Visitors at this station select musical instruments represented in this painting and blend sounds the way Chagall artistically blended colors.
Flowers: Visitors create their own flower arrangements inspired by this colorful work and experiment with floral scents.
The Flying Sleigh: In a computerized activity, visitors explore the art of narrative form by manipulating main figures and details of this Chagall piece to tell a different story.
Green Violinist: Visitors can re-create the painting using magnetized puzzle pieces.
I and the Village: Visitors learn about the concept of symmetry and explore the different ways people view the world by rotating this painting.
Job Tapestry: Tapestry provided Chagall with yet another form of artistic expression. Visitors cooperatively create a tapestry by weaving and sewing.
The Juggler: Visitors explore the role of detail in this work by using a touch screen to animate elements of the painting.
Paris Through the Window: By experimenting with composition using magnetized pieces, visitors create their own picture of Paris.
The Poultry Yard: In a creative approach to form and structure, visitors experiment with brightly-colored, three dimensional, soft-sculpture animals to create fantasy creatures and scenes.
The Rooster: A rich tactile experience occurs when visitors touch and rearrange the beautiful feathers in the tail of a soft sculpture copy of Chagall’s rooster.
Many stations are accompanied with audio descriptions, highlighting information about the artwork upon which the interactive is based.
An extensive selection of books about the artist is provided to encourage further exploration and to stimulate literacy learning.
Chagall for Children was created by Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago.
Featured Programs for Young Families
OPENING WEEKEND APRIL 17 – 19
DISCOUNT ADMISSION ONLY $5 PER PERSON
MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS FREE
SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2020 FROM 11:30 AM TO 3:30 PM
CHAGALL FOR CHILDREN KICK-OFF EVENT
Join us for an exciting day of family fun at the Maltz Museum as we kick off our new special exhibition, Chagall for Children. Explore Chagall’s life and art through hands-on activities, enjoy making a variety of themed crafts, and participate in interactive programs throughout the day, led by our creative partners from Children’s Museum of Cleveland, Great Lakes Science Center, and more.
All Day: Explore our newest children’s exhibition from 11AM – 5PM.
11:30AM & 2:15PM: Enjoy a demo on the science of color with Great Lakes Science Center.
12:15PM & 3:00PM: Experience the wonder of art through a child’s eyes with Children’s Museum of Cleveland.
1:00PM: See the Bubble Lady make bubbles of all shapes and sizes in this fun and interactive show!
$5 per person with advance registration, Free for children under 5 & Maltz Members: 216-593-0575 or http://www.maltzmuseum.org/event/family-fun-chagall-for-children-kick-off-event/
YOUNG CHAGALL STORY TIME IN THE GALLERY
Read stories about art and artists in the gallery, then stay and play to explore all that the exhibition has to offer.
AND SO MUCH MORE!
WHEN YOU’VE LOST EVERYTHING, A SINGLE OBJECT CAN TAKE ON EXTRAORDINARY MEANING.
Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory (September 16, 2020 – January 10, 2021) is a landmark exhibit that showcases more than 60 never-before-seen personal items brought to America by Survivors of the Holocaust and genocide.
Each artifact is dramatically showcased alongside oversized photographs by renowned documentarian Jim Lommasson with handwritten responses by Survivors or their family members. The objects are as every day as a baby doll and a black suitcase and as symbolic as a young mother’s cookbook and a wedding announcement—saved by local Survivors from genocides around the world, including Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Iraq, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Syria.
The objects are a reflection of their owners’ journeys and family histories. And though the objects and memories start from very different origins, from Germany to Belgium to Armenia to Syria, common threads bind them all together. These are the threads that bind us all, the common story of moving to a new land, building a new life, yet holding on to the past. We are all connected to these stories; we have them in our own families. They are the commonality of an immigrant experience, an American experience.
Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory. is a project of Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center with photography by Jim Lommasson.