Grace Kelly: from Hollywood to Monaco – Artists’ Tributes
A GEG Presentation at Art Macao 2019
Since its establishment, the Galaxy Entertainment Group Foundation has been exploring ways to promote arts & culture in Macau. It was in 2018 when the Foundation began discussing a collaboration with Monaco’s Grimaldi Forum which culminated in the signing of a “cultural memorandum of understanding” in early 2019, enabling a special exhibition entitled “Grace Kelly – From Hollywood to Monaco – Artists’ Tributes” to be presented in Galaxy Macau as part of Art Macao 2019, a 5-month international arts event hosted by the Macau SAR Government’s Cultural Affairs Bureau.
Under the patronage of the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture, “Art Macao” was launched in May 2019 on the 20th anniversary of Macao’s handover to China. The 5-month international art and cultural event was organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau and the Macao Government Tourism Office, and co-organized by the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau and the Higher Education Bureau.
Co-organised by the Galaxy Entertainment Group Foundation and Grimaldi Forum of Monaco, the exhibition traces the story of legendary movie star Grace Kelly (1929-1982), from her Hollywood days as an Oscar-winning actress, to become Princess of Monaco. With their diplomatic flair and star power, the royal couple – Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace – introduced the second smallest country in the world onto the international stage, while at the same time captured the hearts of the people of Monaco and the rest of the world.
The Exhibition showcased items related to the life of Grace Kelly, who evolved from an Oscar-winning actress to become Princess Grace of Monaco. Inspired by the iconic Grace Kelly, artists from around the world – from different disciplines of Art – created their works with her as their inspiration: Andy Warhol, with his unique pop art image, Alfred Hitchcock, with his series of thrilling and suspense films, famous photographers, from Howell Conant to Phillipe Halsman, featured her as their subject, as well as fashion houses which created items that would be described as the iconic “Grace Kelly Look”.
ART MACAO 2019
The "Grace Kelly - from Hollywood to Monaco" was a presentation by the Galaxy Entertainment Group for the Art Macao 2019 extravaganza. The Grimaldi Forum Monaco, joined the Galaxy Entertainment Group Foundation as co-organisers for the exhibition. The Grimaldi Forum, a conference and congress centre located on the seafront of Monaco, was responsible for the exhibition’s scenographic design and logistical implementation, with the support of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, which generously loaned for the exhibition’s display precious collections from the Palace’s Archives.