Marilyn Monroe Exhibit

By: Dave Benton Email
By: Dave Benton Email

She’s on of the world's most intriguing icons and now a special Marilyn Monroe exhibit has landed in our region for two months.

It's called "Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe" and it kicks off this weekend at the Huntington Museum of Art.

Broadway actress and Huntington native Beth McVey is portraying Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe to kick off the Life as a Legend Marilyn Monroe exhibit.

“She was so much bigger than life. What a challenge,” McVey said.

Museum workers are putting the finishing touches on the museum's most expensive exhibit to date.
The interesting thing about this is 45 years after her death, we're still talking about her,” Huntington Museum of Art’s John Gillispie said.

If you come to the exhibit you get to see early Marilyn as Norma Jean, on-set movie photographs and a special collection of photos taken a few weeks before Marilyn Monroe passed away.

“I hope they get the beauty of the art. Even the nudes were beautifully done,” McVey said.

A special fundraiser kicks off Friday night with Beth McVey portraying Marilyn Monroe. The exhibit is open to the public Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will run through September 9.

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