Marc Chagall: Hadassah

Marc Chagall: Hadassah – From Sketch to Stained Glass Windows was created by the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme in Paris. Marc Chagall’s granddaughter, Meret Meyer Graber, officially opened the exhibition at the South African Jewish Museum on 4 March 2003.

The exhibition comprised a progression of sixty-two preparatory sketches for Chagall’s stained glass windows in the Hadassah Synagogue in Jerusalem. A photographic exhibition of Chagall at work accompanied the main exhibition, which included a recreated model of the windows themselves and replicas of the four trial windows created by the artist. A biographical display, designed by the South African Jewish Museum, and a video on the artist completed
the exhibition.

The Hadassah windows took Marc Chagall two full years of work, from the first sketches to the installation of the definitive works.