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Get hands-on with the works of master artist Marc Chagall this winter! At Chagall for Children, you can create mosaics, weave tapestries, use touch screens to digitally alter Chagall’s masterpieces, create flower arrangements, conduct symphonies and even insert yourself into one of his paintings. Visitors of all ages can enjoy learning about art through multi-sensory components in this exhibit featuring 14 reproductions of his work such as the famous America Windows, I and the Village and Green Violinist.

This exhibit is generously supported by the Friends of the Library. Chagall for Children was created by Kohl Children’s Museum This exhibit is open to everyone, and is especially suited for children ages 2-12.


Who is Chagall?Interactive ComponentsEducator ResourcesSensory-Friendly Hours Learning StandardsPrograms


chagall painting the birthday showing man and woman floating whimisically in a room
Marc Chagall was a Jewish painter, born in Russia, who lived most of his life in France. Known for his whimsical, child-like fantastic paintings, Chagall is one of the best-known artists of the 20th century.

Each component features one of Chagall’s works with an accompanying hands-on activity in a variety of media that encourages visitors to explore and work with a specific art principle such as color, composition, light and texture. Learn about the description for each component.
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Teachers and parents can engage children by:
  1. Read more about Chagall – Stop by Kids’ World and Marketplace to check out books on Chagall and related topics. Find them in our “Books for Chagall for Children” section coming in January.
  2. Schedule a Field Trip – Want to bring your students to the exhibit and explore other resources at the library?

           Schedule a Visit

  • 3. Sign up for News for Teachers to receive email updates on the library's initiatives for students.

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  • Love Chagall’s art and want to explore more? Here are the recommendations from Kohl Children’s Museum:
•  Adopt a Lesson Plan
•  Try out the Extension Art Activities (suitable for in-school or at home)
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Individuals, families or groups who prefer visiting the exhibit during our lower traffic times are encouraged to come to the library on Tuesdays. Open to all, especially suited for those with autism spectrum and sensory processing disorders.If your party requires special accommodations, please contact us at or 847-870-3295.
Assistive device kits are available for use in the library. Please see the full list here or ask the Kids’ World Desk for more info. To help your child prepare for a library visit, read our guide.
Scheduled Programs:
Visitors of all ages can explore the interactive exhibit, Chagall for Children, and enjoy sensory activities during the library’s lower traffic hours – open to all, and especially suited for those with autism spectrum and sensory processing disorders. Quiet space is available during these hours. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY FEBRUARY 14. To register, email or call 847-870-3295.
  • Sensory Access Hour | Sunday, March 3, 10 - 11 a.m.
  • Visitors of all ages can explore the interactive exhibit, Chagall for Children, and enjoy sensory activities outside of regular library hours. This event is open to all and especially suited for those with autism spectrum and sensory processing disorders. Quiet space is available and continental breakfast will be provided. Space is limited; caregiver required. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY MARCH 1. To register, email or call 847-870-3295.
Chagall for Children meets the following national learning standards:

National Core Arts Anchor Standards

  • Responding - Anchor Standard #7: Perceive and analyze artistic work
  • Responding - Anchor Standard #8: Interpret Intent and meaning in artistic work
  • Connecting - Anchor Standard #10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art
  • Connecting - Anchor Standard #11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding

Common Core Standards

The standards listed below are for kindergarten, but adaptable for other grade levels.


Chagall Programs

Sunday, March 31, 2:003: 15pm/Hendrickson - South, Hendrickson - North
If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

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