Spanning the years 1919-1949, the exhibit highlights the artwork created for Russian Jewish theatre productions in the early years of the Soviet Union.
The Jewish Museum has assembled a collection of paintings, costume and set designs, posters, photographs, film clips and theatre ephemera – a great deal of which has never been publicly displayed – for its exhibit, which will run Nov. 9, 2008-March 22, 2009.
Chagall and his contemporaries — including Natan Altman, and Robert Falk — were inspired to collaborate with many of the theatres founded following the Bolshevik revolution, including the Habima and the Moscow State Yiddish Theater.
The Chagall works included will be his famous theatre murals, created in 1920 for the Moscow State Yiddish Theater, including Introduction to the Jewish Theater, Dance, Drama, Literature, Music, The Banquet, and Love on the Stage.
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