and his Contemporaries
APRIL 7, 2018 – JUNE 24, 2018
Accessibility: PFAC welcomes all visitors and is committed to making its programs and services accessible to everyone. Wheelchairs and gallery stools are available at no charge. Guide Dogs are permitted in the galleries and a water bowl is available upon request. Large caption panel copy and gallery guides are available – advance notice is needed.
The special exhibit of works by Marc Chagall opens July 13 and runs through September 30, 2018 at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center. Drawn from the permanent collection of the museums throughout Virginia and North Carolina, works by the artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985) provide a glimpse into the influential Avant-guard styles that converged in Paris during the early 20th century. Chagall grew up in Russia, and moved to Paris in 1911 in order to master his craft.
Additionally, the “Glow of Paris” exhibit contains photographs by Gary Zuercher. His romance with Paris and its bridges at night are captured in 35 unique images.. His manipulation of the camera playing with shadow and light effects, isolates and elevates these important architectural symbols of Paris far beyond their daily, prosaic function
The show complements the interactive art exhibition “Chagall for Children. Focusing on the works of Marc Chagall, this one-of-a-kind experience is a unique approach to introducing families to art through the life and work of a master artist, helping children and adults alike develop a greater understanding and appreciation of all forms of artistic expression. Chagall for Children is designed to engage visitors in the exploration of the artist and his artwork through 15 interactive, multi-sensory components.
Each exhibit area features one Chagall work with an accompanying hands-on activity in a variety of media. Visitors are encouraged to explore specific art principles such as color, composition, light, and texture. Many stations are accompanied by audio descriptions highlighting information about the artwork. Books about the artist are provided to encourage further exploration and to stimulate literacy learning.
In conjunction with the Peninsula Fine Arts Center’s Adorn exhibition
series, Walk this Way will present a contemporary look at shoes created by artists throughout the United States. Artisans across the nation are devoted to what might be considered a “lost art,” creating such handmade objects designed to be functional as well as beautiful, and reflective of both their own aesthetic and a wearer’s chosen style. This attention to handmade specificity, materials, and aesthetic details elevates these useful adornments to the realm of art.