Russian artist, Marc Chagall, combined Cubism, Symbolism, and Fauvism in the colorful paintings he made in France. Besides creating stained glass, stage sets, ceramics, and tapestries, Chagall also illustrated books. View some of his whimsical drawings and attend a free reception for the exhibit, Chagall: The Early Etchings, on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Forest Lawn Museum. If you're dying to attend, you must RSVP by January 17, 2013. Call 323.340.4792, or RSVP via email to email@example.com.
Included in this exhibition are 29 etchings that were based on Les Ames Mortes by Nikolai Gogol, which were commissioned by Ambrose Vollard in 1923. There are also 36 etching that were based on Fables by Jean De La Fontaine, which were commissioned by Ambrose Vollard in 1927. Arrive early as curator Reilly Rhodes is slated give a gallery talk at 6 p.m. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Once you enter Forest Lawn, wind your way to the top. Life is short, but the drive up the hill takes longer than expected. Eventually, you will reach a huge lot, where parking is free. Follow fellow art lovers to the event entrance and check-in. Besides the entertaining etchings and reception, you'll be treated to a heavenly view.
Gravely sorry you'll miss the opening? You can still catch the show Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 28, 2013.
Chagall: The Early Etchings - Opening Reception
January 24, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Forest Lawn - Glendale
1712 South Glendale Avenue
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