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Grace Kelly Is Home - From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY- Beyond the Icon Opens at Michener Art Museum

The James A. Michener Art Museum is the only U.S. destination to host From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY- Beyond the Icon from October 28 - January 26.
  • <strong>Princess Grace often wore Christian Dior, and this 'Bayadere" dress, 1967, was one of her favorites.</strong>
  • <strong>A highlight of the Michener exhibit is the academy award Grace Kelly won in 1955 for Country Girl and the Edith Head designed satin dress and coat she wore when she received it.</strong>
  • <strong>The exhibition reveals how Princess Grace pictured here with her son Prince Albert on holiday in Montego Bay, Jamaica in March, 1967, experienced some of her happiest years as a young mother.</strong>
  • <strong>The exhibition traces Grace Kelly's romance with Prince Rainier. It showcases the outfit she wore for her civil ceremony. The beige lace and dusty rose silk suit was designed by Helen Rose.</strong>
  • <strong>HSH Prince Albert of Monaco enters the Michener gala held in honor of the royal visit for the opening of the Grace Kelly exhibit with Lisa Hanover, director, James A. Michener Art Museum.</strong>

Fairy tales tell imaginary stories.Me, I'm a living person.I exist. If the story of my life as a real woman were to be told one day, people would at last discover the real being that I am.-Grace Kelly

    DOYLESTOWN, PA, October 28, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Discover the story of the real woman behind the fairytale glamour as the James A. Michener Art Museum's latest exhibit, From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY- Beyond the Icon, opens to the public on October 28.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 through January 26, 2014.

Grace Kelly once said, "Fairy tales tell imaginary stories. Me, I'm a living person. I exist. If the story of my life as a real woman were to be told one day, people would at last discover the real being that I am." And that is exactly what visitors will see.

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.

"An exhibition that focuses on the depth and breadth of Grace Kelly's life is an important acknowledgement of her impact on so many facets of the 20th century," Lisa Tremper Hanover, Director & CEO, James A. Michener Art Museum, said. "Interest in Grace's compassion, radiance, dignity and individuality has never waned. The Michener Art Museum is eager to honor this spirit."

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.

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 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 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 noon-5 p.m. and Thursday evenings until 8 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.

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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