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Dallas Museum of Art Announced Bella Meyer, Marc Chagall’s Granddaughter, as Guest of Honor

Balla Meyer, granddaughter of artist Marc Chagall, at the Dallas Museum of Art

Balla Meyer, granddaughter of artist Marc Chagall

The Dallas Museum of Art League has announced Bella Meyer, granddaughter of artist Marc Chagall and owner of Fleurs Bella Beautifiers, the elegant flower shop near New York’s Union Square , as the guest of honor at the annual Art in Bloom 2013 Symposium, Fashion Show, and Luncheon scheduled for Monday, March 25. The Honorary Chairmen of Art in Bloom 2013, titled Chagall: Bouquets of Love, are Harriett Gibbs and Diane Sealy, longtime supporters of the arts in Dallas and master floral enthusiasts.

Art in Bloom 2013: Chagall: Bouquets of Love coincides with the DMA’s presentation of Chagall: Beyond Color, on view February 17–May 26, 2013. The exhibition, seen exclusively in the U.S. at the DMA, celebrates the breathtaking scope of artist Marc Chagall, focusing on his work in three dimensions.

“The Dallas Museum of Art League, founded in 1938, provides critical support to the Museum through volunteer work; contributions to key endowment funds, special educational programs, and exhibitions; and the creation and display of fresh floral arrangements throughout the Museum for visitors to enjoy. During its more than seventy years of civic support, the League has helped the Museum acquire more than one hundred works of art and provide countless education and programming opportunities to the community,” said Renée Querbes Farren, Chairman, Art in Bloom 2013. “This year our program will appeal not only to the floral community but to Chagall enthusiasts as well.”

The event, to take place at the Dallas Museum of Art, will showcase Ms. Meyer as she shares her love of blossoms and her grandfather’s influence on her artistic development as a floral designer. She will create one-of-a-kind floral interpretations of her grandfather’s artwork, which will be sold in the silent auction. Guests will be dazzled by Meyer’s arrangements, which demonstrate that the designer has inherited her grandfather’s ability to tell stories through color and natural beauty. Prior to the event, Meyer will conduct a hands-on floral design class for underwriting patrons.

As part of the event, a silent auction will feature twenty-five to thirty floral arrangements inspired by works of art in the Dallas Museum of Art created and donated by leading florists in North Texas. Cebolla Fine Flowers has once again committed to be the Floral Sponsor for Art in Bloom. This year’s event will feature a Chagall-inspired fashion presentation sponsored and designed by Allie-Coosh.

Meyer traces her love of flowers to her childhood and to time spent in the company of her grandfather, Marc Chagall . A remarkable and multi-faceted artist, Chagall left behind thousands of works in many different techniques and media that have established him as one of the most successful artists of the 20th century. Chagall was called by his peer Pablo Picasso “the only painter who really understands what color is” after French artist Henri Matisse passed away.

Meyer attained a Ph.D. in Medieval Art History at the Sorbonne in Paris before moving to New York to pursue her love of event and floral design. For Meyer, flowers have always been a source of fascination with their unique ability to inspire people to smile or to bring a moment’s peace. Focusing her talents on creating arrangements much in the way an artist paints, each of Meyer’s creations is unique.

This signature event, held annually, is expected to attract more than three hundred people.  For sponsorship or ticket information, please go online to www.DMA.org/AIB or call Karla Preisser at the DMA at 214-922-1391.

About the Dallas Museum of Art

Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and groundbreaking educational programs. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 22,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the vibrant Arts District of downtown Dallas, the Museum welcomes more than half a million visitors annually and acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part by the generosity of DMA Partners and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

About Chagall: Beyond Color

Chagall: Beyond Color, on view February 17–May 26, 2013, places the artist’s beloved paintings alongside his works in sculpture, ceramics, and collage to explore his interest in space and volume. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a display of costumes designed by Chagall in 1942 for the production of the ballet Aleko , choreographed by Léonide Massine with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The ballet’s premiere took place in September 1942 in Mexico City, followed by the Ballet Theatre of New York production, and the costumes have not been seen in the U.S. since.

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