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"Chagall & the Bible" Exhibit Comes to MVNU's Schnormeier Gallery

Chagall & the BibleAugust 15, 2014

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - MVNU's Schnormeier Gallery will host "Marc Chagall & the Bible" exhibit August through November 2014. The show will run from August 15-November 15 with a reception on September 5 from 6-9pm.

Additionally, a panel discussion led by MVNU faculty will be held on September 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

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Marc Chagall was a Belarusian-Russian-French artist who lived from July 6, 1887 to March 28, 1985. Art critic Robert Hughes has referred to Chagall as "the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century." Though considered an early modernist, Chagall worked in multiple artistic styles and mediums, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art. During the period before World War I, he developed his own style centered on Eastern European Jewish folk culture. During the war, he became a prominent artist while living in Soviet Belarus. Throughout his career he remained an ardent Jewish artist while blending Symbolism, Cubism, and Fauvism. 

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This exhibition will feature approximately 45 original pieces of art from the collection of Sandra Bowden. Chagall's interest in the Bible is portrayed through these original etchings and lithographs. His works have been displayed in many distinguished museums and galleries across the world, including the Louvre in Paris, Museum of Modern Art in NYC, Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA, Guggenheim in NYC, Dallas Museum of Art in Dallas, TX, and The Musée National Marc Chagall in Nice, France.

MVNU's Schnormeier Gallery is located at the Buchwald Center, 221 S. Main Street Mount Vernon, OH 43050. The gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call (740)-397-9000, ext. 3040, or visit

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 29 states and 12 countries/U.S. territories.

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