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  • Manchester Art Gallery; exterior photo at night
  • Manchester Jewish Museum exterior photograph
  • Schools visit to Manchester Jewish Museum

Manchester Jewish Museum

To book tickets call 0161 834 9879
or email admin@manchesterjewishmuseum.com

Chagall, Soutine & the School of Paris

20 June to 24 November 2013
£3.95/£2.95 concessions

Featuring work by Marc Chagall and Chaim Soutine, this exhibition explores the works of a group of Jewish émigré artists known collectively as ‘The School of Paris’. Originally shown at the Ben Uri Gallery, The London Jewish Museum of Art, this exhibition is now being staged at Manchester Jewish Museum, a social history museum set inside a stunning synagogue building.

Chagall, Soutine and the School of Paris – a Rabbi’s Perspective

Sunday 23 June 2013, 14.00
Free with MJM admission, booking essential

Exhibition and synagogue tour with Rabbi Anthony Walker: an introduction to the role Judaism played in the lives of Chagall, Soutine and contemporaries.Further details here

A Curator’s Perspective on Chagall

Tuesday 25 June 2013, 19.30
Free with MJM admission, booking essential

Tate curator, Gavin Delahunty, explores the development of Chagall’s unique style.

Further details here

Representing the unrepresentable: Imaging Faith in 20th-century art

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 19.30
Free with MJM admission, booking essential

Art historian Michael Howard looks at how faith has influenced artists and, in turn, been represented in art, with a focus on the Jewish School of Paris.

Further details here

A Curator’s Perspective on Chagall, Soutine & the School of Paris

Thursday 11 July 2013, 19.30
Free with MJM admission, booking essential

An in-depth insight into the Jewish School of Paris with exhibition curator Sarah MacDougall.

Music Workshop Le Cheval et L’ane (The Horse and the Donkey)

Wednesday 28 August 2013, 10.00–12.00 and 13.00–15.00
£8 adult/£5 child (Family ticket – £20)

Discover the joy of Klezmer, the traditional Jewish wedding music from Eastern Europe, in this creative workshop led by local musicians, with live music and storytelling for all the family.

Further details here

International Conference: Jews and Modern Visual Culture

Sunday 8 September – Tuesday 10 September 2013
Manchester Metropolitan University and MJM
£25 for full conference/£10 a day (MJM Best Friends & Patrons – Free)

Booking essential

Jews and Modern Visual Culture explores the relationship between Jews, Jewishness and how Jews are imagined by themselves and others across a variety of cultural forms from film and photography, to comic-book art and anti-Semitic caricature.

Further details here

Manchester Art Gallery

You can book by clicking on the links below.

Lumière-Liberté: Jewish Artists in Paris c.1910–1939

Thursday 18 July 2013, 18.30
£6 (Free for MJM Best Friends & Patrons) booking essential

Monica Bohm-Duchen, author of several books on Chagall, looks at émigré Jewish artists in early 20th century Paris, setting their migration to France in its broader context.

Further details here

The Lilac Apocalypse: Anger, Passion and Pathos

Thursday 15 August 2013, 19.00
Free, booking essential

Art historian Michael Howard places Chagall’s crucifixion paintings in context with other crucifixion scenes by artists ranging from Michelangelo to Francis Bacon.

Further details here