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07 July 2020, 09:24

Vitebsk to celebrate Marc Chagall's birthday

Marc Chagall House Museum. An archive photo
Marc Chagall House Museum. An archive photo

VITEBSK, 7 July (BelTA) - The Marc Chagall House Museum in Vitebsk is preparing to celebrate the artist's birthday on 7 July. The Belarusian Theater Lyalka together with the Marc Chagall Museum will hold a museum and theatrical event “Happy Birthday, Marc!”, BelTA learned from the theater.

The event will start at 21h00. The museum has prepared an exhibition quest for its visitors and a street performance dedicated to the life and work of the famous artist from Vitebsk. The audience is in for a lot of unconventional questions and an unusual spectacle - a performance in which artists on stilts will work with dolls of different systems and sizes. The organizers hope the weather will be good today.

Marc Chagall is a world-renowned artist, born in Vitebsk. In addition to graphics and painting, he was engaged in designing stage sets. He also painted the ceiling of the Opera Garnier in Paris. Marc Chagall is one of the most famous representatives of the 20th century avant-garde. Vitebsk has the Marc Chagall House Museum and the Art Center. The city hosts Chagall readings and plein-airs. A museum of the history of the Vitebsk People's Art School was opened in the historic building after renovations in 2018. The school was set up by Marc Chagall more than 100 years ago.

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