This November, Winnetka Community House welcomes the Kohl Children’s Museum’s interactive traveling exhibit: Chagall for Children. With 14 multi-sensory stations, each incorporating a high-quality reproduction of Chagall’s most famous works, the exhibit offers hands-on exploration of one of the most beloved artists of the twentieth century, Marc Chagall.
“We are extremely excited to bring such an important exhibit to the North Shore,” said Alana Flatley, Winnetka Community House’s Director of Institutional Advancement. “We are honored that Kohl Children’s Museum chose Winnetka Community House to host this world-class display of Chagall’s most recognizable works.”
The series of hands-on activities encourages visiting children, ages 2-12, and their families, to explore and work with specific art principles such as color, composition, light and texture. Many stations are accompanied with audio descriptions, highlighting information about the artwork upon which the interactive experience is based.
Chagall for Children opens on Tuesday, November 24th and continues through Friday, December 31st. Hours are from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. everyday. School groups are invited to attend at no charge. There is a suggested donation of $10 for families who wish to visit the exhibit.
“I’ve seen the incredible success of this traveling exhibit and I have no doubt that our community will embrace it as well,” said Flatley. “We can hardly wait to open our doors and share the wonderful gift of Chagall this holiday season. The collaboration with Kohl Children’s Museum has meant a great deal to us, and we are very grateful for their willingness to share the exhibit with the Community House.”
To celebrate this wonderful achievement for Winnetka Community House several events have been created and are open to the public, including a VIP Preview Party (Monday, November 23), A Sunday Afternoon with Chagall (Sunday, November 29), and Chagall ArtExpress Lecture (Tuesday, December 8). The Preview Party celebrates the opening of the exhibit and will feature a welcome from the President of Kohl Children’s Museum, Sheridan Turner. Below are details regarding each event:
VIP Preview Party– for adults only
Monday, November 23, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Join Winnetka Community House as they celebrate the opening of the Chagall for Children exhibit. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, starting at 7:00 p.m. Sheridan Turner, President of Kohl Children’s Museum, will explain the vision and rationale behind the creation of the exhibit and why they chose Winnetka Community House as its next home.
$30 per person/includes free family admission for the length of the exhibit.
A Sunday Afternoon with Chagall – family event
Sunday, November 29, 2015, 1-3:00 p.m.
Parents and grandparents are invited to bring their children and grandchildren to enjoy an afternoon with Chagall. Hot apple cider, sweet treats and raffle prizes will be available for all who attend. The grand prize is a basket of Chagall-themed books and a paint set, compliments of Winnetka’s The Book Stall on Chestnut Court.
$10 per family
Chagall ArtExpress Lecture – for adults only
Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
This is an opportunity for adults to learn more about Chagall, the artist, and his works. Presented by Ginny Voedisch, the Public Program Lecturer of the Art Institute of Chicago, this lecture will give audience members a behind-the-scenes look into the life of one of the world’s most renowned artists.
$15 per adult
More information and tickets are available online at: winnetkacommunityhouse.org/chagall.
All proceeds from the Chagall for Children exhibit support the youth enrichment programs and services of Winnetka Community House, a non-tax supported organization that is dependent on a broad base of community support for its existence.
Click here to see behind-the-scenes photos of the exhibit being moved into the Community House!