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Exhibit on Grace Kelly coming to Michener Art Museum

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Photo of Grace Kelly courtesy Archives du Palais Princier de Monaco, by G. Lukomski

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. – Dresses, jewelry, letters, photographs and movie clips will come together to tell the story of film and fashion icon Grace Kelly at the Michener Art Museum. The exhibit on Kelly’s life will run from October 31, 2013 to January 26, 2014 as part of the museum’s 25th anniversary celebration.

The Michener will be the first American venue for the interactive exhibit that chronicles the life of Kelly from her birth in Philadelphia to her time as a princess in Monaco. Prince Albert of Monaco plans to attend the opening in October.

“We are excited to dedicate our three largest galleries for this major exhibition, and will organize a companion exhibition about the Bucks County Playhouse, where Grace made her stage debut,” said Lisa Tremper Hanover, museum director and CEO. “We have timed this exhibition to coincide with a renewed interest in Grace, just as Nicole Kidman will embody the role in a film opening in 2014.”

The exhibit will feature sound, film and technology, as well as unprecedented access to Kelly’s personal objects from the archives of the Palace of Monaco. Some of her awards, couture fashion and souvenirs from her acting career come from these archives.

Group tours will be offered on weekdays for groups from 10 to 60 people. For more information, visit www.michenerartmuseum.org.

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