The Jewish Museum presents collection of works by seventeen of the most famed Jewish artists in history, featuring Marc Chagall, Chaim Soutine and more. Collectively known as ‘The School of Paris’, the artists fled persecution in Russia, settling in Paris where they pursued their art and became a profound influence in 20th Century figurative art. Featuring twenty works originally shown at the Ben Uri Gallery – including Chagall’s ‘Apocalypse en Lilas, Capriccio’ and Soutine’s, ‘La Soubrette’ – the exhibition displays a unique insight into Jewish heritage and culture and with the companion show at the Tate in Liverpool now finished, this is your last chance to see the works in the region. For more information on the collective, there will also be a talk on Thursday 14 November at Manchester Art Gallery looking at the expressive power of Soutine and Chagall’s work. No ticket required but arriving early is recommended to guarantee a place.
Thu 20 Jun – Sun 8 Dec, Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Road, M8 8LW, Tel: 0161 834 9879, Sun-Thurs: 10am – 4pm, Fri: 10am – 1pm, FREE, www.manchesterjewishmuseum.com
- Hannah Phillips
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- Sun 24 Nov 2013