Anny Aviram on Marc Chagall’s I and the Village

A MoMA conservator sees echoes of her family’s past in Chagall’s painting of village life.
Apr 9, 2021

In our latest online edition of MoMA’s ArtSpeaks program, a member of our staff shares personal impressions of an artwork in the galleries. Here, senior paintings conservator Anny Aviram talks about the bucolic village life depicted in Marc Chagall’s 1911 painting I and the Village, and is reminded of how her own family—like Chagall—found a new home in Mexico decades later.

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