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.