From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY – Beyond the Icon

. July 26, 2013

Exhibit Honors Kelly’s Style Both On and Off the Screen

DOYLESTOWN, PA-The James A. Michener Art Museum will present From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY – Beyond the Icon from October 28, 2013 through January 26, 2014.

Museum visitors will be immersed in the world of Grace Kelly and invited to discover the life and legacy of the Oscar-winning American actress and Princess of Monaco.

Photographs, film clips, archival documents from the Palace of Monaco, and pieces from her personal and theatrical wardrobes paint an intimate portrait of the woman behind the fairy tale.

The Grace Kelly Look set a new standard for timeless elegance and glamour – continuing to influence fashion today. Kelly’s iconic style will be celebrated through a rare collection of garments from her personal wardrobe, including dresses by Dior, Chanel, YSL, Lanvin, Givenchy, Oleg Cassini, and Balenciaga.

Pieces from Kelly’s film career include designs by renowned costume designers Edith Head and Helen Rose, worn in films including To Catch a Thief, High Society, Mogambo, and The Swan. Kelly’s 1955 Oscar dress, designed by Edith Head, will be on display.

The Michener Art Museum is proud to be the only venue in the United States for this exhibition, drawing from Grace Kelly’s personal objects housed in the archives of the Palace of Monaco and the Grimaldi Forum.

“The opportunity to bring together a comprehensive exhibition that focuses on the depth and breadth of Grace Kelly’s extraordinary life is an important acknowledgement of her impact on so many facets of 20th century history,” says Lisa Tremper Hanover, Michener Director & CEO. “Throughout the years, interest in Grace – her compassion, her radiance, her individuality and her dignity – has never waned. Her hometown of Philadelphia is eager to honor this spirit.”

From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY-Beyond the Icon
is presented by the PNC Arts Alive initiative that is funded through the PNC Foundation. Generous support is provided by Bucks County Conference and Visitors Bureau, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and the Princess Grace Foundation-USA. Additional support is provided by the Consulate General of Monaco in New York/Monaco Government Tourist Office, Fox Rothschild LLP, Macy’s, Thompson Lexus and the members of Friends of Grace.

The exhibition is produced by the Grimaldi Forum Monaco and the James A. Michener Art Museum, based on a display at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

The museum will be open seven days a week and Thursday evenings for the duration of the exhibition. Due to the anticipated popularity of From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly, Beyond the Icon, the Michener will be using a timed ticket entry system for non-members. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended and available only at www.MichenerArtMuseum.org or by calling 800-595-4849. Advance tickets will not be sold at the museum. Tickets include all museum galleries and are free for members and children under 6; adults $18; seniors $17; college students with valid ID $16; ages 6-18 $8.

The James A. Michener Art Museum is located at 138 South Pine St., Doylestown, PA.

The museum will be open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday noon – 5 p.m. and Thursday evenings until 8:30 p.m. for the duration of the exhibition. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. For more information, visit www.MichenerArtMuseum.org or call 215-340-9800.

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