A great music lover, Chagall was fascinated by the theme of music, which runs through all his work. The author of sets and costumes for several ballets (Aleko, L'Oiseau de feu, Daphnis et Chloé), he also created major decorative programmes for the Paris Opera and the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Beyond these major achievements, musicians are present in his works throughout his life. The exhibition therefore looks at the various aspects of Chagall's intimate relationship with music. When the museum opened in 1973, Chagall also wanted an auditorium to be created. Until his death in 1985, the artist conducted a prestigious concert policy there, thanks to his friends.
The Marc Chagall and Music exhibition at the Marc Chagall National Museum in Nice is the third part of a series of exhibitions currently on show at La Piscine - Musée d'art et d'industrie André Diligent in Roubaix: Marc Chagall, Les Sources de la musique; and at the Philharmonie in Paris: Marc Chagall, Le Triomphe de la musique.
This exhibition is organised by the Musée national Marc Chagall, in Nice, in co-production with the Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais; in partnership with the Musée de la Musique - Philharmonie de Paris and the Piscine - Musée d'art et d'industrie André Diligent in Roubaix.
Anne Dopffer, General Curator of Heritage, Director of the National 20th Century Museums of the Alpes-Maritimes
Johanne Lindskog, heritage curator at the Musée national Marc Chagall
Open every day except Tuesdays, 25 December and 1 January.
From 2 May to 31 October: from 10am to 6pm
From November 1st to April 30th: from 10am to 5pm
Ticket sales stop 30 minutes before the museum closes.
The entrance ticket includes access to the permanent collection and a multilingual audio guide.
Exhibition rates :
Full price: 10€
Reduced rate: 8€
Groups (10 people or more): 8.50€