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This exhibit traces the unique path of the iconic actress took, inviting viewers to discover the life of Grace Kelly (1929-1982) beyond the fairy tale. It 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 Oscar for Best Actress in The Country Girl, Kelly left Hollywood to become Grace of Monaco upon her marriage to Prince Rainier III on April 18th, 1956.
For those interested in Grace Kelly’s life before she became an actress and want to explore beyond the Michener Art Museum’s upcoming exhibit, your first stop should really be in East Falls. There you can see the Kelly family home, Grace’s former school, the site of her first theatrical performance, and the family church. While many of these sites are spread out over the East Falls neighborhood, area visitors can look to the East Falls Historical Society for guidance.
Drawing from Grace Kelly’s personal objects housed in the archives of the Palace of Monaco, the display 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. The exhibition is produced by the Grimaldi Forum Monaco and McCord Museum, based on a display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Generous support is provided by Bucks County Conference and Visitors Bureau, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, and the Princess Grace Foundation. Added support is provided by the Consulate General in New York / Monaco Government Tourist Office. The James A. Michener Art Museum is located at138 S. Pine St., Doylestown, PA.
Until next time> “never forget”