exhibition
Nov 21, 2020 Aug 30, 2021

Chagall

The Emissary of Light
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dates

Nov 21, 2020 Aug 30, 2021

place

Galerie 3

Curated by

Elia Biezunski, Mission Head assigned to the Director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz, with the collaboration of Anne Dopffer and Jean-Baptiste Delorme, curators of the exhibition at the Musée national Marc Chagall, Nice.

From 21 November 2020 to 30 August 2021, the Centre Pompidou-Metz is devoting an exhibition to Marc Chagall, exploring the importance of stained glass in the artist's work. The exhibition has been conceived in partnership with the Musée National Marc Chagall in Nice, where it will be presented in a renewed version from 18 September 2021 to 10 January 2022.

The models of the stained glass windows created for numerous buildings between 1958 and 1984, in the Grand Est region (Metz, Reims, Sarrebourg), neighbouring Germany (Mainz), the south of France (Nice, Voutezac) and internationally (Israel, United States, England, Switzerland) are brought together and matched with a set of paintings, sculptures, ceramics and drawings from the collections of the Centre Pompidou, the Musée national Marc Chagall, international museums and private collections. The stained glass windows of the Saillant chapel in Corrèze, removed as part of a security operation, are exceptionally shown in the exhibition.

"Stained glass is exhilarating, it needs gravity, passion. It has to live through the light it perceives."

Marc Chagall