Tuesday, 16 August 2011
THE McMICHAEL CANADIAN ART COLLECTION IS PRESENTING A MARILYN MONROE EXHIBITION AT THE CNE THIS AUGUST 19th TO SEPTEMBER 5th.
A McMichael Canadian Art Collection exhibition chronicling Marilyn Monroe's visits to Canada in the fifties will be on display throughout August at the Canadian National Exhibition. The show which includes photographs, film posters and historic magazine feature articles, will be on display in the Queen Elizabeth Building at the CNE.
The "Ex" runs August 19 to September 5, 2011 at Toronto's CNE grounds. The Marilyn exhibition is free with admission to the CNE.
The Marilyn Monroe in Canada exhibition was first curated by the McMichael's Chris Finnearlier this year to accompany a very successful international Marilyn Monroe art show. This current exhibition includes photographs by John Vachon and Jock Carroll taken during the making of the movies Niagara and River of No Return. There will also be a documentary about the McMichael exhibition (filmed by Rogers York Region) and a Beach Digital video about art goers reactions to Marilyn Monroe myth, continually showing in the Queen Elizabeth exhibition space.
River of No Return was a 1954 American Western film directed by Otto Preminger and starred Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe. Segments of the film were shot in Banff, Alberta. Niagara (1953) was a dramatic thriller, film noir directed by Henry Hathaway and starred Joseph Cotton and Marilyn Monroe. Segments of the movie were filmed in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
ABOUT THE McMICHAEL
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an agency of the Government of Ontario and acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. It is the foremost venue in the country showcasing the Group of Seven and their contemporaries. In addition to touring exhibitions, its permanent collection consists of more than 5,700 artworks, including paintings by the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, First Nations, and Inuit artists. The gallery is located on Islington Avenue, north of Major Mackenzie Drive in Kleinburg, and is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors/students and $30 for families. There is a $5 fee for parking. For more information about the gallery, visit www.mcmichael.com.
Cutline: Marilyn Monroe poses with Mountie Raymond Cooper Morris while in Banff, Alberta, shooting 'River of No Return' in 1953. PHOTO: The Estate of John Vachon & Dover Publications Inc.
For further gallery information contact:
Stephen Weir, Publicist
Gallery: 905.893.1121 ext. 2529
Toronto Office: 416.489.5868
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