Marc Chagall, Flowers, and the French Riviera: The Color of Dreams

Exhibit and Related Events

February 12 2017 to July 31 2017 · 10:00am  – 5:00pm

chagall-studio_400x620Beginning in February 2017, an exhibition of Marc Chagall’s nature-inspired artwork will be on view in Sarasota’s world-renowned botanical garden in an immersive exhibition. As the first botanical garden to exhibit Chagall’s work, The Color of Dreams also marks the first time nature’s profound influence had on the artist is examined in-depth. The six-month exhibit features the masterwork painting The Lovers (1937),  on loan from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, along with two additional paintings, loaned from a private collector, that have not been publicly exhibited before, as well as ceramic vases once owned by Chagall, archival photos, a glass house cathedral of plants, and outdoor garden scenes reminiscent of the French Riviera where Chagall spent the later part of his life. Accompanying cultural performances, special events, classes and lectures will be part of the exhibition, which encourages visitors to use all five senses, immersing themselves in the dream world created by Chagall in his artwork.



Where to park, when to visit and other important details.

Related Events, Lectures & Classes



Class: The Color of Dream Writing Retreat
MAR 1  –  10AM – 3PM

Lecture: Marc Chagall, A Life in Pictures with Christopher Jones
MAR 8  –  Noon – 1PM

Chagall Nights: featuring Sarasota Opera
MAR 9  – 6 – 9PM

Chagall Family Saturdays
MAR 18  –  10AM – Noon

Garden Music Series Concert: Seth Walker
MAR 19  –  1 – 3PM

Lecture: The Belle Epoch
MAR 20  –  11:30AM – 1PM

Class: Writing and Collage Retreat
MAR 22  –  10AM – 3PM

Class: Ikebana: Sogetsu meets Chagall
MAR 24  –  10AM – 1PM

Class: Stained Glass in Watercolor & Ink
MAR 27-29  –  Noon – 5PM

Class: Tripod Tuesdays
MAR 28  –  9 – 10AM



Chagall Nights: featuring the Sarasota Ballet
APR 5  – 6 – 9PM

Class: Flowers as Life Itself, Writing Retreat
APR 5  –  10AM- 3PM

A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Asolo Rep
APR 11 – 29

Garden Music Series Concert: The Black Honkeys
APR 16  –  1 – 3PM

Lunch in the Gardens: The Scents of the French Riviera
APR 19  –  11:30AM – 1PM

Chagall Family Saturdays
APR 22  –  10AM – Noon

Class: Language of Flowers
APR 24-26  –  Noon – 5PM

Class: Tripod Tuesdays
APR 25  –  9 – 10AM



Chagall Nights: featuring Perlman Music Program/Suncoast
MAY 17  – 6 – 9PM

Chagall Family Saturdays
MAY 20  –  10AM – Noon

Garden Music Series Concert: Perlman Music Program/Suncoast
MAY 21  –  1 – 3PM



Chagall Nights: featuring Sarasota Music Festival
JUNE 14  – 6 – 9PM

Chagall Family Saturdays
JUNE 17  –  10AM – Noon

Garden Music Series Concert: Kafkasso
JUNE 18  –  1 – 3PM

Event Details

This event finished on 31 July 2017