Chagall 2024 exhibition

CHAGALL NICE EXHIBITION
CHAGALL POLITIQUE, THE CRY FOR FREEDOM
Ongoing

From June 1 to September 16, 2024, discover the world of Marc Chagall at the Musée National Marc Chagall with the exclusive exhibition 'Chagall politique, Le cri de liberté'. 

Immerse yourself in the career of an emblematic 20th-century artist, whose work, marked by war and exile, bears witness to a profound commitment to peace and human rights.
With exceptional international loans and a remarkable collaboration with the MAPFRE Foundation, this retrospective offers a unique perspective on Chagall's art as a vehicle for freedom and intercultural dialogue.
Don't forget to book, if you wish to be accompanied by a French, English or Italian guide.

 

Modern building of the Marc Chagall Museum

View from the sky of the Marc Chagall Museum in Nice

 

Chagall 2024 exhibition

From June 1 to September 16, 2024, the Musée National Marc Chagall is featuring a chronological and biographical exhibition, illuminated by discoveries from previously unpublished archives:
"Chagall politique, Le cri de liberté".

Musée chagall exhibition

This retrospective retraces the life of Marc Chagall, an artist marked by two world wars and exile, whose profoundly humanist work draws on his Jewish roots and his many experiences around the world.
From his childhood in Russia, his sojourns in Germany, the United States and Mexico, to his move to the Mediterranean, Chagall painted the turbulence of his century, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to human rights.

Chagall: Art and Commitment

Chagall political poster

The exhibition "Chagall politique, Le cri de liberté", explores how his drawings and paintings, imbued with poetry and humor, became symbols of peace and resistance.
Major works illustrate his political stance, including :

  • Pourim (1916-1917) from the Philadelphia Museum,
  • The Rabbi in Black and White (1923) from the Art Institute of Chicago,
  • Solitude (1933) at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art,

Collaborations and Key Works

This exhibition is the fruit of collaboration between the MAPFRE Foundation in Madrid and the Musée National Marc Chagall in Nice, under the direction of curators Ambre Gauthier and Meret Meyer.
It also benefits from the support of the Ida Chagall and Michel Brodsky Indivisions and numerous international loans, offering a comprehensive reading of Chagall's work through the prism of his political and social commitments.

Exhibition catalog

Chagall politique : Le Cri de Liberté - Un Regard Profond sur l'Art et l'Humanisme de Marc Chagall Edited by Ambre Gauthier

Published by Gallimard on October 5, 2023, this art book explores the world of Marc Chagall (1887-1985), an artist whose life, marked by two world wars and an exile, reflects the convulsions of the 20th century.

Chagall 2024 exhibition
Chagall, an emblematic figure of migration and displacement, crossed multiple cultures, from the Russian Empire to France, via Germany, Palestine, the United States, Mexico and finally the Mediterranean.
His deeply humanistic and politically committed work draws its strength from his Jewish roots and the diverse cultures he encountered. With an approach that goes beyond mere aesthetics, Chagall uses his paintings to defend human rights, equality and tolerance.
His creations, imbued with poetry and imagination, as well as derision and humor, transform his pencils and brushes into veritable instruments of peace.
This book invites you to discover how Marc Chagall, a true witness of his time, fought for universal harmony and peace through his art.

Leisure activities in the vicinity

Edited by Ambre Gauthier, this 312-page volume contains 283 illustrations and offers a synthesis of the latest research.

It also includes reproductions of many major works and previously unpublished documents. Available for €35.
Link to Galimard website to buy it >

Exhibition prices

Full price: €10
Reduced price: €8
Groups (10 or more): €8.50
Free admission:
- for under-26s (members of the European Union)
- the disabled public (MDPH or Cotorep card)
- teachers (current Education Pass)
- recipients of certain minimum social benefits
- the 1st Sunday of the month for everyone

Museums to visit : Marc Chagall Museum

Exterior view of the Chagall Museum

Prices

Museum rates during exhibitions:
Full rate: €10
Reduced rate: €8
Groups (10 or more): €8.50

Rates outside exhibition periods:
Full rate: €8
Reduced rate: €6

Opening hours

Open daily except Tuesdays, January 1, May 1 and December 25.
May 1 to October 31: 10 am to 6 pm
November 1 to April 30: 10 am to 5 pm
Ticket sales stop 30 minutes before the museum closes. Evacuation of the museum rooms begins 15 minutes before closing time.

End of the year period
The museum closes exceptionally at 4pm, instead of 5pm, on December 24th and 31st, the eve of the end of the year holidays.
The ticket office is open until 3:30 pm.

Access and contact details

By plane: Nice-Côte d'Azur airport, 7 km away
By car: freeway, A8 exit, Nice Centre exit, then Mathis expressway, "Cimiez" exit
By train: Nice Ville SNCF station, then a 15-minute walk to the museum
By bus: bus n°5 or Nice Le Grand Tour bus, "Musée Chagall" stop
By streetcar: N°1, Gare Thiers stop, then a 15-minute walk to the museum

Parking: free parking for buses and cars

Handicap Accessibility

  • Disability contact

    Phone: +33 (0)4 93 53 87 20
    visitelibre-mn06@culture.gouv.fr

  • Parking

    An adapted parking space is available on Boulevard de Cimiez, just a few meters from the main entrance to the museum grounds.

  • Outdoor access

    From the rotunda, visitors are invited to cross the park on flat, rolling walkways to reach the museum's reception hall and garden refreshment area.

  • Building access

    A ramp leads up to the rotunda, where the ticket office and accessible toilets are located.

  • Reception desk

    The reception desk is wheelchair accessible.

  • Interior accessibility

    The Musée National Marc Chagall is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility. All areas are on the first floor.

    All exhibition halls and the concert hall are accessible without hindrance to people with reduced mobility.

  • Seating areas

    Yes

  • Equipment supplied

    A wheelchair can be provided if required.

  • Special tours

    Find out more about our activities and projects for the disabled.

    The Museum's team of specialized guide-lecturers can provide you with a range of mediation tools and devices adapted to different disabilities. Visioguides in French and English sign language are also available.

    For a presentation of the LSF guide, please click on the following link: https: //www.dailymotion.com/video/xvarzu

  • Adapted sanitary facilities

    Yes

  • Preferential rates

    Admission to the museum is free for you and your companion (on presentation of an MDPH card).
    Reduced rates are also available for individual and group guided tours.
    The average visit lasts between 1 and 1.5 hours.