Jewish Avant-Garde in Moscow

The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow opened a new exhibition titled Jewish Avant-Garde. Chagall, Altman, Shterenberg, and Others. After the 1917 revolution, talented Jewish artists and writers from the former Pale of Settlement flocked to Moscow and Petrograd, where they played an extremely important role in the development of both the Soviet avant-garde and Yiddish culture in its various manifestations, including theater. The exhibition features more than 100 paintings and graphic works by such great artists as Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky, Alexander Tyshler, Issachar Ber Ryback, etc.