As part of the museum's "Art in Public Places" program, MAMA was happy to to present Marc Chagall's "Drawings For The Bible" series in a local Grass Valley establishment.
In Paris, Chagall was overjoyed to be in the heady atmosphere of the cubists and fauve painters. He found a studio in a complex with Modigliani, Soutine and Leger as neighbors. The poet Blaise Cendrars became a close friend. Cendrars felt an immediate affinity for the outlook of the young Russian, who used deliberately startling juxtaposition of objects and dream logic, as Centrars did in The Trans-Sierian Railway and other avant-garde works.