The University of Dallas is temporarily home to a magnificent and unique exhibit, now until April 22. The Marc Chagall: Intersecting Traditions is comprised of over 50 images from a series of hand-colored etchings into woven paper. Chagall splashed color methodically into the black and white etchings to draw the eyes into the depictions’ deeper meanings, using bold greens, yellows, reds and blues.
Ambroise Vollard, a publisher from Paris, was largely responsible for requesting this series of works, carries out and finally finished in 1958. Unfortunately, Vollard passed the same year. The works belong to the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University in Milwaukee.
The images reflect infamous scenes in the Bible, many also containing Hebrew characters of Jehovah’s name incorporated into the imagery. Other great stories depicted include: The Sacrifice of Abraham, Jacob’s Ladder and Samson and Delilah.
The exhibit is free and open to the public, located in the Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery at the corner of Haggar Circle and Gorman Drive. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is also available Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.