Michener Art Museum

From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY Beyond the Icon

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October 28, 2013 through January 26, 2014
Paton | Smith | Della Penna-Fernberger Galleries, Pfundt, and Commonwealth Galleries


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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.


 


This exhibition traces the unique path Grace Kelly took from Philadelphia to Monaco, inviting viewers to discover the life of Grace Kelly (1929-1982) beyond the fairy tale. This exhibition brings us up close to the stage and screen legend, fashion icon, princess, United Nations advocate for children, and international spokesperson for arts and culture.

Muse of director Alfred Hitchcock and winner of an Academy Award for Best Actress in The Country Girl, Grace Kelly became Princess Grace of Monaco upon her marriage to Prince Rainier III on April 18, 1956.

Drawing from Grace Kelly - personal objects housed in the archives of the Palace of Monaco and the Grimaldi Forum, this installation illustrates her life through letters, photographs, awards, couture fashion and other personal artifacts, as well as film clips, playbills, home movies and souvenirs from her acting career.

Exhibition produced by the Grimaldi Forum Monaco and the McCord Museum, based on a display at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.



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