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New York  Art at Site www.newyorkart.nl Marc Chagall	Murals “The Triumph of Music” and “The Sources of Music”
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Marc Chagall

Murals “The Triumph of Music” and “The Sources of Music”
1966
Lincoln Center
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In 1966, master painter Marc Chagall painted to enormous murals for the Metropolitan Opera, entitled “The Triumph of Music” and “The Sources of Music.” The murals, considered New York treasures, were painted in Paris then sent to New York. They are visible from the plaza of Lincoln Center. Having a long relationship to opera, Chagall also painted the ceiling of the Paris Opera, as well as set murals for the Magic Flute here in New York.
Sadly, due to the recession and serious budget cuts for the arts, the Metropolitan Opera had to collateralize both murals for a loan to supplement their 2009-2010 season.