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Marc Chagall, Flowers, and the French Riviera: The Color of Dreams

Beginning in February 2017, an exhibition of Marc Chagall’s nature-inspired artwork will be on view in Sarasota’s world-renowned botanical garden in an immersive exhibition. As the first botanical garden to exhibit Chagall’s work, The Color of Dreams also marks the first time nature’s profound influence had on the artist is examined in-depth. The six-month exhibit features the masterwork painting The Lovers (1937),  on loan from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, along with two additional paintings, loaned from a private collector, that have not been publicly exhibited before, as well as ceramic vases once owned by Chagall, archival photos, a glass house cathedral of plants, and outdoor garden scenes reminiscent of the French Riviera where Chagall spent the later part of his life. Accompanying cultural performances, special events, classes and lectures will be part of the exhibition, which encourages visitors to use all five senses, immersing themselves in the dream world created by Chagall in his artwork.