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e Jewish Museum will offer museum visitors a rare op- portunity to explore a little-known chapter in the history of modernity and the Russian avant-garde. On view through January 6, 2019, Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: e Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922 will focus on the People's Art School (1918-1922), founded by Marc Chagall in his na- tive city of Vitebsk (in present day Belarus). e exhibition explores the extraordinary years following the Russian Octo- ber Revolution of 1917, during which Vitebsk - a small city with a significant Jewish population - became an incubator Marc Chagall, Over Vitebsk, 1915-20, after a 1914 painting, oil on canvas. Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest (by exchange), 1949. Artwork © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris; image pro- vided by The Museum of Modern Art / licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, New York Marc Chagall, Cubist Landscape, 1919, oil, tempera, graphite, and plaster on can- vas. Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, donation of Ida Cha- gall, 1984. Artwork © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris; image provided by CNAC/MNAM/Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, New York of avant-garde art. rough nearly 160 works and documents loaned by museums in Vitebsk and Minsk and major Amer- ican and European collections, the exhibition will present the artistic output of three iconic figures - Marc Chagall, El Lis- sitzky and Kazimir Malevich - as well as works by students and teachers of the Vitebsk school, such as Lazar Khidekel, Nikolai Suetin, Ilya Chashnik, David Yakerson, Vera Ermo- Marc Chagall, Double Portrait with Wine Glass, 1917–18, oil on canvas. Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, gift of the artist, 1949. Artwork © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris; image provided by CNAC/MNAM/Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, New York PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE 63