About This Artwork

Marc Chagall
French, born Vitebsk, Russia (present-day Belarus), 1887–1985

America Windows, 1977

Stained glass
96 x 385 in. (244 x 978 cm) (overall)
Signed, each pair, l.r.: "MArc ChAgAll/Reims/1977"

A gift of Marc Chagall, the City of Chicago, and the Auxiliary Board of The Art Institute of Chicago, commemorating the American Bicentennial in memory of Mayor Richard J. Daley, 1977.938

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Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

“Art Institute gets Chagall window gift,” Chicago Tribune (July 3, 1976), p. S4, as The America Windows.

Winakor, Bess, “Chagall gives us windows for Bicentennial,” Chicago Sun Times (July 3, 1976), p. E3, as The America Windows.

“Stained Glass Windows By Marc Chagall Donated To Art Institute,” Bridgeport News (July 7, 1976), as The America Windows.

“The America Windows,” Townsfolk (September 1976), as The America Windows.

Art Institute of Chicago Annual Report (1976–77) (ill.), as The America Windows.

Artner, Alan G., “Chagall windows to give vision to a memory,” Chicago Tribune (March 8, 1977), p. A2, as The America Windows.

“Art Museum Receives Gift for American Windows,” Lake Shore News (April 5, 1977), as America Windows.
Avenue M: The Magnificent Mile (May 1977), p. 8, as American Windows.

Page, Eleanor, “It’ll rain on Art Institute’s fashion parade on purpose,” Chicago Tribune (May 7, 1977), p. C2.

“Chagall windows open Sunday,” Chicago Sun Times (May 11, 1977), as American Windows.

Freudenheim, Bill, “Chagall windows to be unveiled,” Chicago Daily News (May 12, 1977), p. 3 (ill.).

“Chagall’s 'Music' for our eyes,” Chicago Tribune (May 12, 1977) (ill.), as American Windows.

Schulze, Franz, “Chagall’s windows...color them blue,” Chicago Daily News (May 14–15, 1977) (ill.), as America Windows.

“Chicago Gets Chagall Windows,” New York Times (May 15, 1977), p. 26.

Artner, Alan G., “America and the arts sparkle in 'Windows' by Chagall,” Chicago Tribune (May 15, 1977), p. E2 (ill.), as America Windows.

___, “Chagall’s 'America Windows,' open at the Art Institute,” Chicago Tribune (May 15, 1977), p. E16 (ill.), as America Windows.

Haydon, Harold, “Love in stained glass,” Chicago Sun Times (May 15, 1977) (ill.), as America Windows.

“Mrs. Daley, Bilandic dedicate 'Windows',” Chicago Tribune (May 16, 1977), p. 3 (ill.), as America Windows.

Anderson, Mike, “Chagall tribute to Daley unveiled,” Chicago Sun Times (May 15, 1977), p. 1 (ill.), as The America Window.

“Chagall windows dedicated,” Chicago Daily Dews (May 16, 1977), as American Windows.

“Marc Chagall’s Stained Glass Commemorates Mayor Daley’s Birth,” Bridgeport News (May 18, 1977), as The America Windows.

Time (May 23, 1977) (ill.).

Evergreen Gazette 4:21 (May 24, 1977) (ill.), as The America Windows.

“Unveil Chagall work at Art Institute,” Chicago Citizen (May 26, 1977), as The America Windows.

Christiansen, Richard, ” What’s What this Weekend: At the Galleries,” Chicago Daily News (May 26, 1977), as America Windows.

Schwartz, David, “Grand young painter,’ Jewish Herald Voice (June 23, 1977).

“Chagall’s America Windows,” Acquire (July 1977) (ill.), as America Windows.

Art Institute of Chicago, 100 Masterpieces (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1978), p. 9 (ill.).

“Marc Chagall’s America Windows,” Music Educators Journal 64:5 (January 1978), pp. 73–80 (ill.), as America Windows, 1977.

“Looking at Chagall in Chicago: In the Art Institute, America Windows,” Roselle Record (January 18, 1978) (ill.), as America Windows.

“Art Institute Associates: 'America Windows',” Star (May 4, 1978) as America Windows.

Maurice Spertus Museum of Judaica, Chagall in Chicago, exh. cat. (Chicago: Maurice Spertus Museum of Judaica, 1979), n.p.

Elliott, David, “Chagall’s deli of delights,” Sunday Sun Times (April 22, 1979), p. 7, as America Windows, n.d.
Marc Chagall, exh. cat. (Stockholm: Moderna Museet, 1982), p. 144.

Frueh, Erne R. and Florence Frueh, Chicago Stained Glass (Chicago: Loyola Univerrsity Preses, 1983.), p. 142, America Windows.

Marc Chagall: Rétrospective de l’oeuvre peint, exh. cat. (Saint-Paul: Fondation Maeght, 1984), p. 172.

Artner, Alan G., “Artist Marc Chagall, 97; held special fondness for Chicago,” Chicago Tribune (March 29, 1985), p. 1, as The America Windows, n.d.

Compton, Susan, Chagall, exh. cat. (London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1985), p. 47.

le Targat, François, Marc Chagall, trans. by Kenneth Lyons (New York: Rizzoli, 1985), p. 29.

Doschka, Roland, Marc Chagall zum 100. Geburtstag Gouachen und Aquarelle, exh. cat. (Balingen: Stadthalle Balingen, 1986), p. 19.

Forestier, Sylvie, Marc Chagall, l’oeuvre monumental: les vitraux (Paris: XX, 1987).

Chagall Discovered: From Russian and Private Collections (Moscow: Sovietsky Khudozhnik, 1988), p. 45.

Chagall: The Collection Marcus Diener, exh. cat. (The Hague: SDU, 1989), p. 78.

Forestier, Sylvie, Viaggio in un Capolavoro di Marc Chagall (Milan: Jaca Book, 1990), p. 74.

Chagall en Nuestro Siglo, exh. cat. (Mexico: Centro Cultural, 1991), p. 471.

Marc Chagall, 1908–1985, exh. cat. (Florence: Artificio, 1992), p. 299.

Marc Chagall: il teatro dei Sogni, exh. cat. (Milano: Mazzotta, 1994), p. 196.

Marc Chagall: Les années méditerranéennes 1949–1985, exh. cat. (Nice: Musée National Message Biblique, Marc Chagall, 1994), p. 183.

Chagall méditerranéen, exh. cat. (Andros, Greece: Fondation Basil et Elise Goulandris, 1994), p. 223.

Marie-Hêlène Dampérat, Sylvie Forestier, and Eric de Chassey, L’ABCdaire de Chagall (Paris: Flammarion, 1995), p. 115.

Baal-Teshuva, Jacob, Chagall: A Retrospective (New York: Hugh Lauter Levin, 1995), pp. 15 and 284–285 (ill.), as The America Windows, 1977.

Schneider, Pierre, Chagall à travers le siècle (Paris: Flammarion, 1995), p. 173.

Meyer, Franz, Marc Chagall, trans. by Philippe Jaccottet (Paris: Flammarion, 1995), p. 301.

Forestier, Sylvie, Marc Chagall: Opera Monumental le Vetrate, trans. by Marielisa Donvito (Milan: Jaca, 1995), pp. 29, 35–36, and 193–194, cat. nos. 146–149, pls. 173–180.

___, Chagall: les vitraux (Paris: Paris-Méditerranée, 1996), 2nd ed. rev. and exp., pp. 35-36, 194, 215-216, 223; 171, 172, 176-180 (ills.)

Marc Chagall: Peintures, Sculptures, Céramiques, exh. cat. (?Japan?: Musée d'art Mercian, 1996), p. 163.

Chagall e il suo ambiente gli anni russi, exh. cat. (Torino: Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Torino, 1997), p. 131.

Baal-Teshuva, Jacob, Marc Chagall 1887–1985 (Kologne: Taschen, 1998), pp. 251–253 and 279 (ill.), as American Windows (Music and Painting, Literature and Architecture, Theater and Dance), 1976–1979.

Polonsky, Gill, Chagall (London: Phaidon, 1998), p. 25.
Marc Chagall: Ursprung und Wege, exh. cat. (Munich: Prestel, 1998), p. 230.

Marc Chagall: pinturas alrededor de la serie de París: gouaches y aguadas, esculturas y litografías, exh. cat. (Zaragoza: Ibercaja, 1998), p. 43.

Marc Chagall: maquettes de vitraux, exh. cat. (Paris: Musée national Message Biblique Marc Chagall/Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 2000), pp. 52-54, 62-63.

Marc Chagall: Tradiciones judías, exh. cat. (Madrid: Fundación Juan March, 1999), p. 156.

Foray, Jean-Michel and Françoise Rossini-Paquet, Musée national Message biblique Marc Chagall, Nice (Paris: Réunion des musées nationaux, 2000), p. 125.

Musée national Message biblique Marc Chagall, Nice: Catalogue des collections (Paris: Réunion des musées nationaux, 2001), pp. 291 and 300.

Leclerc, Eloi, Chagall, un vitrail pour la Paix (Mame, France: Nouvelles Éditions, 2001), p. 103, as The America Windows, 1977–1978.

Harshav, Benjamin, Marc Chagall and his Times: a documentary narrative (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003), pp. 952-953.

Marc Chagall, exh. cat. (San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2003), p. 57.
Chagall: connu et inconnu, exh. cat. (Paris: Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, 2003), p. 48.

Marc Chagall: un maestro del '900, exh. cat. (Florence: Artificio Skira, 2004), p. 203.

Ownership History

Given to the Art Institute, as a commission, by Marc Chagall, the City of Chicago, and the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute, 1977.

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