The Rahr-West Art Museum presents a special Art of Conversation lecture by Author and Lecturer Vivian R. Jacobson. Mrs. Jacobson will share a one-of-a-kind talk on opening night of Marc Chagall's Le Cirque, June 11, at 4pm. ‘Illuminating the Brilliance of Marc Chagall’ is an intimate, personal account of the legendary artist from Jacobson – who personally knew him.
Mrs. Jacobson, a Chicago native, met Marc Chagall in 1974. Chagall undertook two magnificent projects in Chicago during the Seventies: Four Seasons, a 70-foot, five-sided public mosaic was dedicated just two days before their meeting and America’s Windows, a six-panel stained glass window set that was completed for the Art Institute of America to celebrate the United States Bicentennial. It was great fortune that during this time period Mrs. Jacobson and the elderly Mr. Chagall had the opportunity to interact for an extended period of time. As a result, Vivian has an incomparable story of how Chagall’s work intertwined with who he was.
The lecture will review 25 major artworks of this great artist of the 20th century. Jacobson will cover his brilliance in oil paintings, ceramics, tapestries, stained glass windows, mosaics, works of art for the theater and the circus lithographs. All these great art works represent the messages of Marc Chagall: Hope, Peace, Reconciliation and Love.
This lecture, part of the Rahr-West’s Art of Conversation Series, is free to the public on Sunday, June 11 at 4pm. There will be a preceding reception beginning at 3pm hosted by the Friends of the Rahr-West Art Museum. A limited number of books signed by author Vivian R. Jacobson will be available for purchase.