AZUSA, Calif. – Azusa Pacific University hosts an exhibit featuring 35 prints from the private collections of Marc Chagall, one of the pioneers of modern art. The exhibit runs from Oct. 6-23 in the Duke Art Gallery, with an opening reception on Oct. 6 from 6-8 p.m.
Chagall's Bible: Mystical Storytelling is a traveling exhibit on-loan from the Museum of Biblical Art in New York City. Considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Chagall synthesized many of the earlier modern movements (cubism, symbolism) and worked in a number of mediums, from paintings, to stained glass, to ceramics and book illustrations. His use of color and dream-like landscapes has drawn international and historical praise. His art also weaves in Jewish and Christian biblical themes.
"Chagall is one of the most important artists of the 20th century. To have his work exhibiting on our campus is a rare privilege," said Bill Catling, MFA, chair of the Department of Art. "For us to stand in front of Chagall’s images will be a tremendous experience, one that we will treasure for many years to come."
The exhibit will be held in the Duke Art Gallery on APU's West Campus, located at 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa. Gallery hours are Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun. 12-4 p.m. For more information, contact APU’s Department of Art at (626) 387-5726.
Azusa Pacific University's Department of Art equips artists to use creative expression to explore life's deepest issues. Offering bachelor's-level art teaching, studio art, and graphic design degree programs, as well as a cutting-edge low-residency MFA Program, the highest attainable art degree, APU's art programs provide an unparalleled art school education with an intentional focus on the integration of faith and art.