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Lecture on Chagall’s Biblical windows presented April 12

BOONE—A lecture on the Chagall Biblical windows in St. Stephens Church in Mainz, Germany will be presented April 12 at Appalachian State University.

Vivian Jacobson’s presentation begins at 7 p.m. in Room 114 Carol Grotnes Belk Library and Information Commons.

The lecture is sponsored by The North Carolina Humanities Council, Appalachian’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, and The Leon Levine Foundation. Call (828)-262-2311 or visit for more information.

Jacobson will offer a slide presentation showing each section of the window and give a detailed analysis of how this artwork coincides with Chagall’s passion for the Bible.

In 1973, the parish priest asked Chagall to design stained glass windows for the apse of St. Stephens Church. These windows were to be a sign of love, peace, hope and reconciliation for Germany and France and for Christians and Jews. He designed a set of six stained glass panels for the church to replace those destroyed during World War II.

Jacobson has lectured on Chagall locally, nationally and international since 1978.

She has conducted postgraduate work in French language, culture and literature at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. She was the past president of the American Friends of the Chagall Biblical Message Museum in Nice, France and chair of the Friends of the Chagall Tapestry. Jacobson worked with Chagall on various international projects during the last 11 years of the artist’s life.