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ONE "Last Look" at Grace Kelly With A "First Look" at Kelly-Inspired Creations from the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy's Center City

This is your last chance to view from Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY - Beyond the Iconat the Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA, the only US destination, as it plans a special goodbye before heading back to Monaco.
  • <strong>Devin Pauley,an emerging designer participating in The First Look at the Michener Museum's collaboration with the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy's Center City</strong>
  • <strong>Devin Pauley's sketch of a wedding gown inspired by Grace Kelly's style.</strong>
  • <strong>The wedding dress worn by Grace Kelly in the film High Society and on display at the Michener Art Musuem with 40 more fashions from this exclusive collection.</strong>
  • <strong>Always a fashion icon, the ONLY Grace Kelly exhibit in the US closes on Jan. 26. The Last Look/First Look will be held Jan. 27 at 5:30-8 pm, Michener Art Museum. Call 215.340.9800 for advance tickets.</strong>

So give yourself The Last Look and a chance to get in touch with your own inner tiara as the museum reveals the real woman behind the fairytale glamour as the exhibit continues to awe visitors.

    DOYLESTOWN, PA, January 16, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Michener Art Museum has created a grand opportunity for "The Last Look" at an exhibition that has captured the interest and hearts of the world in only a few short months. Even Grace Kelly herself 'preferred good memories to regrets.'

Join the Michener Art Museum in their grand finale special event on Monday evening, January 27th, 2014 from 5:30-8 p.m. to create your own good memories. Tickets for this special occasion are only available in advance for $75 per person and include a cocktail reception, hors d'oeuvres, and a special Philadelphia-only fashion surprise. All ticket holders will be entered to win a complimentary overnight stay at the four-star Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia.

There will not only be The Last Look at the James A. Michener Art Museum's From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY- Beyond the Icon exhibition, but those who attend this occasion will also have the opportunity to have the The First Look at the Michener Museum's collaboration with emerging designers from the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy's Center City. Four Designers-in-Residence from the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator created Grace Kelly-inspired designs that will be showcased at the closing event. Philadelphia Inquirer's famous fashion columnist, Elizabeth Wellington, will be adding her expertise at the event by describing the synergy between the displayed Grace Kelly items and the accomplishments of these new upcoming designers.

For the tens of thousands of people who have already experienced the James A. Michener Art Museum's From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY- Beyond the Icon, there are tens of thousands of reasons why they would not have missed this once in a lifetime opportunity. So give yourself The Last Look and a chance to get in touch with your own inner tiara as the museum reveals the real woman behind the fairytale glamour as the exhibit continues to awe visitors. The James A. Michener Art Museum is the only U.S. destination to host From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY- Beyond the Icon, on display until January 26, 2014 to the general public.

The exhibition immerses visitors in the world of Grace Kelly to discover the life and legacy of the Oscar -winning American actress and Princess of Monaco through costumes, designer wardrobe pieces, personal letters and memorabilia, film clips, and archival documents collected throughout her life. Remembering Grace as a woman of style, substance, great beauty and great compassion, the exhibit From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY- Beyond the Icon reveals her to be everything we imagine and more.

"Saying goodbye is never easy, but the Michener Art Museum's farewell to our Grace Kelly exhibition has a particularly bittersweet tone. With the generous support of our all of exhibition funders, and the cooperation of our Board of Trustees and the Michener staff: its agencies and the literal village of volunteers - this exhibition has enriched the lives of many in countless ways. The crowds who have 'graced' our museum have departed with a greater understanding of who Grace Kelly was: a multi-talented, multi-faceted, multi-dimensional woman who lived her life graciously, gave back to others, and in her memory continues to do so. The legacy of Grace Kelly is enormous and very humbling." stated Lisa Tremper Hanover, Director and CEO, James A. Michener Art Museum.

While the exhibition ends, the legacy of Grace Kelly lives on through the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, which supports emerging artists in theater, dance, and film through scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships. We invite you to visit www.pgfusa.org to learn more about the Princess Grace Awards program and how this amazing woman continues to inspire artistic excellence.

From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY-Beyond the Icon is presented by the PNC Arts Alive initiative that is funded by the PNC Foundation. Generous support is provided by Visit Bucks County, 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 the Friends of Grace. The exhibition is produced by the Grimaldi Forum Monaco and the McCord Museum, based on a display at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

The James A. Michener Art Museum is located at 138 South Pine St., Doylestown, PA. The exhibit will be open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. for the duration of the exhibition. For more information, visit www.MichenerArtMuseum.org or call 215-340-9800.

About the James A. Michener Art Museum

The James A. Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits American art, with a focus on art of the Bucks County region. The museum presents changing exhibitions that explore a variety of artistic expressions, and offers a diverse program of educational activities that seek to develop a lifelong involvement in the arts as well as nurture a wide range of audiences. We also seek to educate our community about nationally and internationally known Bucks County artists of all creative disciplines. The James A. Michener Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.


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