Bendigo Art Gallery and Twentieth Century Fox present Marilyn Monroe in a world first exhibition from the 5th of March to the 10th of July 2016. The comprehensive collection moulds together iconic and personal items of Monroe depicting her complex life experiences.
Forever Marilyn, the 8 metre high sculpture by Seward Johnson, has made her Australian debut in Bendigo ahead of the exhibition Bendigo Art Gallery and Twentieth Century Fox present Marilyn Monroe, at @bendigoartgallery March 5 – July 10. Celebrate Marilyn’s arrival on Sat 6 Feb at a free community celebration from 10-11am at Rosalind Park. Photo by @explorebendigo #visitbendigo #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #marilyn
Marilyn Monroe Monroe is still seen as one of the most celebrated, while mysterious, film stars in history. Her beautiful white blonde locks paired with her hourglass figure has endlessly been idolised by men and women alike. While most knew her as Marilyn Monroe, she was born Norma Jean which led to many names to follow. Many women wanted to be her and men dreamt of dating her, but most love the transformation from the ordinary girl next door into the glamorous film star.
The Marilyn Monroe Exhibit The exhibition has an astonishing combined private collection from around the world depicting Marilyn’s life in the limelight and behind the scenes of her private life. Embrace the images, film clips, costumes and even personal garments which tell her story. Twentieth Century Fox has even allowed unique access to the wardrobe test photographs, lobby cards and film posters from 12 of Marilyn’s films done with the studio. Making her appearance for the first time outside of the United states, the Forever Marilyn statue weighs 15 tonnes and stands eight meters high overlooking Rosalind Park. The Bendigo Art Gallery has even incorporated Marilyn Monroe wallpaper throughout the showcase.
It’s not a visit to #marilynbendigo without stopping for a moment with Marilyn at the @passion8diamonds selfie wall! A photo posted by Bendigo Art Gallery (@bendigoartgallery) on
All Things Marilyn Monroe
No matter your connection with Marilyn Monroe, the exhibition offers an amazing display of her life story and accomplishments. For those looking for a little more Marilyn you can attend a Marilyn Monroe Tea with some of her biggest fans and private collectors; Marilyn After Hours offers live music and cocktails; Marilyn at the Star Cinema is showing some of her classic hit films including River of No Return, The Seven Year Itch and The Misfits; or to celebrate what would have been Marilyn’s 90th birthday, Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend cocktail party is raising a glass of bubbles on the red carpet fundraiser offering silent auctions, canapés and live music.
Whether you are a local, live within Victoria or are interstate, the Marilyn Monroe exhibit at the Bendigo Art Gallery is a once in a lifetime event. Since it will be available for five months, it’s a great opportunity to plan a trip to Bendigo. Stay at one of Choice’s Bendigo Hotels to be located near local attractions and the Bendigo Art Gallery.