Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon

Bendigo isn’t the only regional city celebrating the arrival of Marilyn Monroe. Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) is the only venue in the Southern Hemisphere to host Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon.

Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jean on 1 June, 1926.  She still remains popular more than half a century after her death. This exhibition unpacks the person behind the icon through images and artworks created during her life and following her untimely death on 5 August, 1962, aged 36.

Featuring more than 100 paintings, photographs and objects from public and private collections and include work by a raft of influential 20th and 21st century artists such as Andy Warhol, Cecil Beaton and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Ranging from fashion photography to Pop Art, the exhibition follows Marilyn’s rise to stardom to, ultimately, her struggle with her own fame.

Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon has toured the United States of America and Brazil.  It’s on display in Albury until 8 May.







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