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Marc Chagall, the triumph of music

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After the exhibition David Bowie is and before the exhibition Velvet Underground, the Philharmonie de Paris will once again highlight the unwavering link between pictorial art and music through the work of Marc Chagall.

Two hundred and fifty works of art, documents, audiovisual and sound devices from the Museum of Modern Arts in Paris, from the MoMA museum in New York, the Tretiakov Gallery in Moscou and from the Marc Chagall family are also represented. The exhibition is designed to highlight the continuity and modernity of Chagall’s works in a reverse chronological order.

Chagall and music

The work of Marc Chagall (1887-1985), illustrates perfectly the relationship between painting and music. The life of this artist born in Belarus and living in France and Germany is marked by music, influenced by Russian folklore and the Jewish culture of his origins. He created  decors and costumes for several Operas and Ballets, for the Jewish Art Theater  (Moscou, 1919-20), and for ballets Aleko (Mexico, 1942), “The Firebird” (New York, 1945), “Daphnis and Chloé” (Paris, 1958) and the Magic Flute presented in February 1967 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Monumental works by Chagall: decoration of the Operas in Paris and New York

In the 1960s, he worked on monumental projects: the ceiling in the Paris Opera in 1964 and the decoration of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. This artist worked on many techniques and art skills: paintings on canvas or paper works, stained glass, sculptures and ceramics, collages, stages costumes or décor projects, etc. he gave shape to the notion of total art.

An space for children dedicated to Chagall

Finish the exhibition with family in the workshops,  installations and digital devices with the space "Chagall’s little box" at Cité de la Musique - Philharmonie 2. You will experiment the colorful and musical universe of Chagall.

This space is accessible to children from four years on Wednesdays and  school holidays from 12 o’clock to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Rate : 4 €.

How to get to the Philharmonie ?

The Philharmonie de Paris, the former Cité de la Musique is located in Parc de la Villette and is accessible by tramway lineT3b, line 5 of the Parisian métro and several bus lines. Parking places are also available onsite.

If you want to rent a hotel room, check here for our suggestions of accommodation close to Parc de la Villette.

Exceptional tours and visits for groups

Visits for groups are organized around the Chagall exhibition. One of them is to visit the exhibition at la Philharmonie and continue on a cruise on the Canal St-Martin. The other one is  to visit  the exhibition and then go to Garnier Opera to look at the ceiling painted by Chagall

Musée de la Musique - Philharmonie de Paris
221 avenue Jean-Jaurès

75019 PARIS
48.889174 , 2.393614800000023
email contact@philharmoniedeparis.fr (Accueil personnes handicapées)
tel tel : 01 44 84 44 84 (Accueil grand public et groupes)
Getting there Getting there
Bus : 75, 151, Porte de Pantin
Metro : Ligne 5, Porte de Pantin
Road : Périphérique, Porte de Pantin
Tram : T3b, Porte de Pantin
Vélib' : 19018 - CITÉ DE LA MUSIQUE (8m)
Vélib' : 19046 - PORTE DE PANTIN (12m)
Vélib' : 19017 - PARC DE LA VILLETTE (21m)
Vélib' : 19019 - PETIT HONNEGER (31m)
Vélib' : 19034 - PANTIN (33m)
 Musée de la Musique  - Philharmonie de Paris, 221 avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019 PARIS
Rates Tarif de base - Adulte plein tarif  : 10 €
Tarif abonné  : 8 €
Tarif réduit  : From 5 € to 8 €
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