By Carissa Cascio
Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert is pleased to announce the traveling exhibit, “Chagall for Children,” which made its debut on Saturday, February 6 and will remain on display through April 27, 2016. “Chagall for Children” was created by the Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago in Glenview, Illinois.
The exhibit, locally sponsored by Sharon and Robert Freed and Hohmann Fine Art, features reproductions of over a dozen Chagall masterpieces and interactive hands-on elements that allow children to explore their own creativity.
“Marc Chagall had such a unique and whimsical style, children immediately pick up on the unusual aspects of his work and it really appeals to their sense of wonder and fantasy,” said Carol Scott, Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert. “We are thrilled to continue to offer new and exciting activities at the Museum.”
After learning some background information about the work, visitors can take part in hands-on activities that supports the art. Attendees can create mosaics, weave tapestries, use touch screens to digitally alter Chagall’s masterpieces, conduct symphonies, and through the magic of video, insert themselves into one of his paintings.
This distinctive exhibit was developed in 1996 and has been touring various children’s museums throughout the country for the past 18 years. The exhibit and associated activities are included with paid admission to the museum. For more information, visit CDMOD.org or call (760) 321-0602.