Chagall for Children

Chagall for Children January 6 - April 7 in Kids' World

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?

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.

What are the 14 Interactive Components?

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.  

Educator Resources

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.
  2. Schedule a Field Trip – Want to bring your students to the exhibit and explore other resources at the library?   Schedule a Visit
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  4. Love Chagall’s art and want to explore more? Here are the recommendations from Kohl Children’s Museum:

Sensory-Friendly Exhibit Hours

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. Please contact the Programs & Exhibits staff at 847-870-3295 or email if your party requires any special accommodations. To help your child prepare for a library visit, read our guide.

Assistive device kits are available for use in the library. Please ask the Kids’ World Desk for more info.

Learning Standards Alignment

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):