President Leopold Senghor of Senegal opened a major exhibition of the works of Marc Chagall on Thursday (18 March) at the Musee Dynamique in Dakar.
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MV guard of honour PAN to museum entrance
LV president Senghor arriving by car and greeted
MV President & Madame Senghor up steps.
MCU Madame Senghor, PAN to Minister of Culture.
CU President Senghor speaking
MCU President and Madame Senghor looking at showcase
MV President and others walking round exhibition
CU painting of bird's head superimposed on man sitting under tree
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Background: President Leopold Senghor of Senegal opened a major exhibition of the works of Marc Chagall on Thursday (18 March) at the Musee Dynamique in Dakar. The President has a personal interest in the 83-year old Russo-French artist -- he commissioned Chagall to produce illustrations for his book "Elegie des alizes" (Elegy of the winds).
The exhibition, under the joint patronage of the Presidents of Senegal and France, includes more than 200 works, including a wide variety of engravings, prints and lithographs. It closes on 30 April.