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Date(s) - Nov 5 , 2022 - Apr 11 , 2023

Palazzo Franchetti

Lee Miller: Fashion, Love, War


Model, photographer, muse, first woman war reporter to document the horrors of the concentration camps liberated by American troops, 20th century icon: Lee Miller was all this and much more. And life rewarded her with love and friends, but also with pain and posthumous recognition.

Now an exhibition does justice to this woman who was as beautiful as she was brilliant and talented, removing her from the shadow of Man Ray that always accompanied her, to reveal their deep and complicated relationship: Man Ray, first her teacher, then her love and finally her great friend. A woman who went through life with passion and determination, not only as Man Ray’s muse but as a professional equal, who inspired her mentor with the photographic technique of solarisation that he later adopted as his artistic signature. The exhibition curated by Victoria Noel-Johnson presents around 140 photographs, some art objects and video documents in the prestigious and exclusive venue of Palazzo Franchetti.