From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY – Beyond the Icon
Michener Art Museun
October 28, 2013 – January 26, 2014
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.