Museum Exhibit: Life in Reverse - The Remarkable World of Richard Lee

From the uninhibited subconscious of Richard Lee (1933-2012) evolved an engaging, original and irreverant universe: one filled with reoccurring anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures, cherubs and rose-headed babies, magicians and mystics, winged genetalia and androgynous teacups – to name a few of the delightful and mysterious characters he reverse-painted onto glass panes. A world traveler who found his way to the Island in the 1970s, Mr. Lee quickly became a beloved West Tisbury figure – from his early days as proprietor of the Dessert Gallerie to the warm and welcoming ‘Sunday Soirees’ held at his Chicamoo Gallery.

This immersive exhibition will take visitors on a journey into Mr. Lee’s world and through his decades-long career, exploring the themes that wove through his work into a narrative that continues to amuse, inspire and mystify.

Tuesday, June 15 at 10:00am to 4:00pm

More dates through July 24, 2021

Martha's Vineyard Museum, Hollinshead Gallery
151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

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$12: Adult & Senior; Free: Children & Museum Member

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