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Chagall in High Falls Art and History Exhibit at the D&H Canal Museum

  |   August 9, 2012  |  Comment

Following its successful 2011 inaugural exhibition, Chagall in High Falls has returned to the D&H Canal Museum Chapel through October 28, 2012. The Museum is located at 23 Mohonk Road in High Falls, New York, two miles from where Chagall’s house and studio still stand.

This year’s exhibit builds on the success of last year’s. In addition to photographs of Chagall and his family in High Falls, the exhibit will display art catalogs from around the world that show the extent of interest in the art he produced while he lived in High Falls. It will include facsimiles of documents including his FBI file which prevented his return to the United States for a decade, the deed to his house, and his contract with the New York City gallery of Pierre Matisse.

An additional exhibit entitled “Who was Virginia?” focuses on her privileged background as the daughter of a British diplomat, her character and her role in supporting Chagall as he coped with the loss of his beloved wife Bella and news of the Holocaust. It will display some of her later work as a professional photographer, including celebrity photographs, courtesy of the Musée de la Photographie’s archive in Charleroi, Belgium. Her perceptive writing, some of it published as recently as 2009, gives us new insights, and affords us a more complete understanding of Chagall and his art.

Regular exhibit hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (same as the museum’s)

Admission is $8 for adults; $3 for children, which includes admission to the D&H Canal Museum.

More information at www.chagallinhighfalls.com, 682-564-5613.

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