Marilyn Monroe lovers are in for a good year next year, with two exhibitions focusing on my favourite movie star. This is the first one, so book it in now.
What: Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon
When: Friday 12 February – Sunday 8 May 2016
Where: Murray Art Museum Albury, 546 Dean Street, Albury (NSW)
Cost: $15 for an adult, and $12.50 for child/concession. Tickets on sale soon.
More information at the MAMA website
From the website:
This extraordinary exhibition will unpack the person behind the star through iconic imagery and artworks created during her life and following her untimely death at just 36 years.
To most commentators, Monroe was a bundle of paradoxes. She’s sexual but innocent, that womanly body vying with that little-girl voice. She’s vulnerable but also driven and calculating in her pursuit of star status.
Featuring more than 100 paintings, photographs and videos, this international exhibition celebrates the image of image of Marilyn Monroe that still electrifies the world half a century after her death
Famed artists such as Cecil Beaton, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Antonio de Felipe, Milton H. Greene and Andy Warhol, among others, capture the many sides of Marilyn including her rise to fame and equally spectacular slide and her much-publicised private life.
This not to be missed exhibition features images of well-loved movie scenes, familiar publicity photos and glimpses into Marilyn’s private moments, including her struggle with her own fame.
The exhibition will coincide with a ‘festival of Marilyn’ which will include screenings of her movies, furniture from the 1950s and 1960s and memorabilia drawn from public and private collections in Australia.
The education pack includes some images of Warhol’s famous screen print for you to personalise, which indicates that we’ll be seeing some of the originals. Definitely worth a road trip.