About this artwork
Marc Chagall made America Windows to celebrate the US Bicentennial and presented them as a gift to the Art Institute of Chicago in 1977. The windows merge symbols of US history, the Chicago skyline, and the arts; read from left to right, the panels represent music, painting, literature, architecture, theater, and dance.
Best known as a painter, Chagall had been working in stained glass for several decades by the 1970s. He was drawn to the medium as a way to explore intense color on a monumental scale. Working with stained-glass maker Charles Marq, Chagall executed 86 windows across Europe, Israel, and the United States.
- Marc Chagall
- America Windows
- France (Artist's nationality:)
- Stained glass
- Signed, each pair, l.r.: "MArc ChAgAll/Reims/1977"
- 96 × 385 in. (244 × 978 cm) (overall)
- 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
- © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris