Man Ray / Lee Miller, Partners in Surrealism at the Peabody Essex Museum


SALEM, MA.- At the center of modern art history is a love story between two artists who could not live with or without each other. The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents Man Ray | Lee Miller, Partners in Surrealism featuring 76 works by two giants of the Surrealism movement and other renowned artists in their circle including Pablo Picasso, Dora Maar, Max Ernst, Alexander Calder, and Le Corbusier. From 1929 to 1932, Man Ray and Lee Miller lived together in Paris, first as teacher and student, and later as lovers. Their mercurial relationship resulted in some of the most powerful work of each artist’s career and helped shape the course of modern art. Combining rare vintage photographs, paintings, sculpture and drawings, this exhibition tells the story of the artists’ brief but intense