Marc Chagall’s America Windows were one of delightful surprises I encountered at the Art Institute this weekend in Chicago. Apparently recently re-installed after a long restoration, this large tripartite stained glass glows with the fantastic color you associate with Chagall.
Originally installed in 1977, Chagall created the windows as a gift to the city of Chicago. Stained glass was a medium he came to later in life – in his 70s – but he managed to create many notable works. Here he celebrates America’s bicentennial with symbols of America as well as more idiosyncratic ones.
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