Thursday, December 1, 2011

Not to miss at the Peabody Essex Museum

You have four days left to see the Man Ray | Lee Miller exhibit, Partners in Surrealism, at the Peabody Essex Museum.  This fantastic exhibit closes on Sunday, December 4th.  This is a lovely exhibit that is about love as much as it is about art. 

Untitled (Woman with Hand on Head), 1931*

From 1929 to 1932, Man Ray and Lee Miller -- two pivotal players in the Surrealism movement -- 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 and photography.  

Partners in Surrealism features rare photographs, paintings, sculpture and drawings that tell the story of the artists' brief but intense association and reveal the nature of their creative partnership. 

We can't leave the PEM without stopping by the Museum Shop, to browse and shop among the jewelry, clothing, books, home goods, accessories, chocolates, toys, bags, and more (oh, my!).  This month the Shop is featuring Imaginary Acres plush characters in December.  Imaginary Acres is a world in the clouds, created with love and humor by designer and toy enthusiast Leeann Leftwich Zajas.

Meet Leamm and her whimsical friends, Miss Kitty, Ray the Robot, Deter the Dino and monkeys Molly and Olly, today, December 1, from 3 to 6 pm.  Or you can buy online now.

*Image credit: Lee Miller (1907-1977); Digital color coupler print 8 1/2 x 6 7/8 in. (21.7 x 17.4 cm). Lee Miller Archives, Sussex, England © Lee Miller Archives, England 2011. All rights reserved.

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