Citi sponsored the recent WotW event on Tuesday 6 April for the WotW Steering Committee and each members Network chairs for a private viewing of the “Lee Miller: A Woman’s War” exhibition at the Imperial War Museum.
The private viewing for 20 attendees was led by Louise Spence, Citi Art Curator, who set the scene of Lee Miller’s private life and times, and then guided us through the exhibition of photos, paintings, voice, film artifacts and sounds, exploring both the many and varied lives of Lee Miller, whether as a muse for Picasso, both in front of and behind the camera including her time at Vogue Magazine, and her work as an official photographer both before, during and after World War II. Much of the focus was on Miller’s work from the Blitz in London, to the frontline of mainland Europe after D-Day, and images from the Buchenwald and Dachau concentration camps, which included some incredibly moving images, experimenting with different artistic styles and perspectives.
After a fascinating tour and discussion, we enjoyed a glass of wine and a chance to discuss the amazing evening and to get to know each other better. A most enjoyable evening, and one which we will remember and aim to replicate again soon.