Release Date: August 30, 2018

Programs in Conjunction with Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922 at the Jewish Museum

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New York, NY, September 12, 2018 - In conjunction with the exhibition Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922, the Jewish Museum will present a series of public and family programs featuring speakers such as Marc Chagall’s granddaughter Bella Meyer on December 6 and noted architect Daniel Libeskind on December 13, and a family day on October 21.

Further program and ticket information is available by calling 212.423.3337 or online at All programs are at the Jewish Museum, Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, Manhattan.


Chagall on Loan: Nazi-Era Provenance Research and Art as Collateral
The Salo W. Baron ProgramThursday, October 4, 6:30 pm
Tickets: $18 General; $15 Students and Seniors; $12 Jewish Museum Members

Lynn Rother, Senior Provenance Specialist at The Museum of Modern Art, explores the hidden story behind Marc Chagall’s painting Over Vitebsk, focusing on the challenges of provenance research as it relates to art as collateral and the hidden aspects of the art market.

Adult Studio Workshop: Abstraction Through Language
Sunday, October 14, 2 pm
Course Fee: $120 General; $100 Jewish Museum Members; all materials included, all skill levels welcome

Participants will study abstraction with contemporary artist Yevgeniya Baras, translating letters into abstract forms and creating original compositions in acrylic on canvas.

Concert: Jenny Lin
Thursday, November 15, 7:30 pm
Presented with Bang on a Can
Tickets: $20 General; $16 Students and Seniors; $12 Jewish Museum Members
Concert pianist Jenny Lin performs works by Soviet-era composer Galina Ustvolskaya and American minimalist master Philip Glass.

Lecture: Bella Meyer
Thursday, December 6, 6:30 pm
The Gertrude and David Fogelson Lecture
Tickets: $18 General; $15 Students and Seniors; $12 Jewish Museum Members
Bella Meyer, Marc Chagall’s granddaughter, shares childhood memories and provides personal insight into his involvement as Fine Arts Commissar in Vitebsk and founder of the revolutionary People’s Art School.

Discourse and Dialogue: Lazar Khidekel's Legacy
Thursday, December 13, 6:30 pm
The Saul and Harriet M. Rothkopf Media Program
Tickets: $18 General; $15 Students and Seniors; $12 Jewish Museum Members
This program explores the legacy of Lazar Khidekel, one of the artists to attend the Vitebsk school, with noted architect Daniel Libeskind, art historian Regina Khidekel, and Maria Kokkori, Visiting Lecturer, Art Institute of Chicago.

Gallery Talks
Fridays, October 12 and 19; November 2, 9, 16; and December 7 and 14, 2 pm
Free with Museum Admission; RSVP Recommended

Thematic explorations of select works of art in the exhibition.


Chagall & Friends Family Day
Sunday, October 21, 11 am–4 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Families can create whimsical collage books and playful mobiles in an art workshop; paint in the Museum’s studio; collaborate on a giant cityscape with floating images; hear live music; and see Marc Chagall’s masterworks on a gallery tour.

Vacation Week Drop-In Art Workshop: Character Puppets for Chagall
December 23-25, 27-28, and 30, 1 pm – 4 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Kids will make hand puppets inspired by paintings in the current exhibition.

Public programs are made possible by endowment support from the William Petschek Family, the Trustees of the Salo W. and Jeannette M. Baron Foundation, Barbara and Benjamin Zucker, the late William W. Hallo, the late Susanne Hallo Kalem, the late Ruth Hallo Landman, the Marshall M. Weinberg Fund, with additional support from Marshall M. Weinberg, the Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Inc., the Saul and Harriet M. Rothkopf Family Foundation, and Ellen Liman. Additional support is provided through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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