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From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY- Beyond the Icon at the Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA, the Only US Destination

Only thirty-two days left- A chance to get in touch with your own inner tiara.

    DOLYESTOWN, PA, December 27, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Thousands of people who have already experienced James A. Michener Art Museum's From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY- Beyond the Icon would agree that there are probably thousands of different reasons to make this destination part of your holiday plans.

Our top ten reasons are:
- A chance to get in touch with your own inner tiara.
- See how Grace's 21" waist fit into some really big designer's clothes.
- James A. Michener wrote the Bridges of Toko-Ri. Grace starred in the movie.
- Watch Grace and her family in home movies from Ocean City, NJ.
- Find out where she grew up in Philadelphia.
- Admire her classic film costumes that barely fit into the limo on its way to an opening.
- Admire the actual Oscar award and the famous gown she wore to the Oscars.
- You'll learn how she adored her family and prioritized her life for them.
- Exclusivity. This is your ONLY opportunity to see the exhibition in the United States.
- To relish the beauty, the graciousness, the sentiment, the memories and the admiration her family, her friends, her inspirations and HSH Prince Albert II have bestowed upon her for the world to appreciate. You will LOVE it!

The James A. Michener Art Museum reveals the real woman behind the fairytale glamour as From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY- Beyond the Icon, 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 through January 26, 2014.

"This exhibit has given great pleasure to many including me. The reaction of the crowds who have 'graced' our museum seems to leave them a little wiser and with an understanding that Grace Kelly was a multi-talented, multi-faceted, multi-dimensional woman who lived her life, 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.

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.

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 noon-5 p.m. and Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. for the duration of the exhibition. Closed and New Year's Day. 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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