‘From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY- Beyond the Icon’ at Michener Art Museum, Only US Destination for Exhibit

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.

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.

Discover the story of the real woman behind the fairytale glamor as the James A. Michener Art Museum’s latest exhibit, From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY- Beyond the Icon. The James A. Michener Art Museum is the only U.S. destination to host the exhibit, which is 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 http://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. The James A. Michener Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

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