Chagall: Daphnis & Chloé

Marc Chagall, The Trampled Flowers, c. 1956-61, printed in 1961. NGC/MBAC, Ottawa. Gift of Félix Quinet, Ottawa, 1986, in memory of Joseph & Marguerite Liverant. ©Daphnis & Chloé, Acc. 29763.37; Mourlot 342.©SODRAC 2015 & ADAGP 2015, Chagall ®.Photo ©NGC

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Russian-born Jewish artist Marc Chagall was a pioneer of modernism. Picasso proclaimed that after Matisse, "Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what colour really is.”

Daphnis & Chloé, the latest NGC@WAG collaboration, features 42 lithograph prints that showcase Chagall’s unique style. Widely considered the crowning achievement of his career as a printmaker, the series depicts the romantic tale written by the ancient Greek poet Longus. Chagall created these colourful works in the 1950s, soon after meeting and marrying his second wife, Valentina.

In addition to this magnificent collection of modernist 20th-century work is Chagall & Winnipeg, a focus show that reveals the artist's connection to Manitoba. 

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Marc Chagall, Spring on the Meadow, c. 1956-61, printed 1961. Gift of Félix Quinet, Ottawa, 1986, in memory of Joseph & Marguerite Liverant. NGC, Ottawa.©Daphnis & Chloé, Acc. 29763.6; Mourlot 342. ©SODRAC 2015 & ADAGP 2015, Chagall®. Photo ©NGC

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Past Programs & Events

  • Opening: Marc Chagall & Esther Warkov

    Join us to celebrate the opening of three new shows – Chagall: Daphnis & Chloé, Chagall & Winnipeg, and Esther Warkov: Paintings, 1960s-1980s

    Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm

  • Tour - Chagall: Daphnis & Chloé

    Explore the latest NGC@WAG collaboration, Chagall: Daphnis & Chloé, with a guided tour by WAG Curator, Andrew Kear.

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 12pm to 1pm

  • Summer Art Camp

    Campers will explore Gallery exhibitions, create art with professional artists, go on exciting field trips, and host their own mini-exhibition at the end of the week.

    Monday, July 11, 2016 to Friday, August 26, 2016

  • Weekend Drop-In Tours

    Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm.

    Sunday, September 8, 2019 to Saturday, April 25, 2020

  • Family MakerLab

    Family MakerLab is a monthly DIY arts and crafts event – stop by the WAG with your family and spend some creative time together!

    Sunday, October 27, 2019 to Sunday, November 10, 2019

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