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May 11 – August 28, 2022
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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Chagall for Children 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.</



WAYS TO EXPLORE

Visit In-person

Visitors can tour the Chagall for Children exhibition in-person at the Maltz Museum, Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.maltzmuseum.org or by phone at 216-593-0575. Masks are not required for entry. General: $12, Students & Seniors: $10, Children 5 – 11: $5, Children under 5 and Maltz Museum Members: Free

Public Programs

This summer, to accompany the special exhibition, the Maltz Museum will be hosting unique programming for all ages. The Chagall for Children kick-off event will offer fun for the whole family, and one Sunday a month the museum will host a unique artistic workshop for artists aged 1 through 101. Young families will be invited to join the Maltz Museum and its partners for a “Stay and Play Storytime” every Thursday morning. Finally, for adult audiences the Museum will offer a series of lectures examining Marc Chagall’s art in the context of 20th century history and, with partner with Spirit of Clay studio, three pottery workshops for adults.

Book a Group Visit

The Maltz Museum offers discounted rates for school visits, story walks, camp field trips, and kids’ parties. Recommended for children ages 2 – 12. Two weeks notice required for booking. Email tours@mmjh.org for more information.


Chagall for Children was developed by the Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago, Illinois.

The local presentation of this exhibition was made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors: The Maltz Family Foundation, The Hershey Foundation, Robinson Family Philanthropic Fund