Marilyn: The Woman Behind the Icon. Exhibition 1 July – 24 September at Sydney Town Hall.

Marilyn Monroe Exhibition Sydney
(c) Ted Stampfer | Marilyn Monroe Exhibition

Sydney Town Hall welcomes locals and guests to celebrate the unveiling of the iconic legacy of the American acting legend Marilyn Monroe from 1 July – 24 September 2023 in an Australian first exhibition: Marilyn: The Woman Behind the Icon.

Currently the largest collection of its kind, the Exhibition will feature over 200 single pieces of personal artifacts and will be the only public opening of this form and variety depicting her life, career, and cultural significance.

Through iconic stories, moments and memorabilia, Marilyn: The Woman Behind The Icon,
celebrates the personal life of Marilyn Monroe — also known as Norma Jean — from a difficult childhood to an international career defined by fame, fortune, and untimely death.

Visitors will have the opportunity to see Marilyn’s handwritten notes, personal letters, and treasured possessions.

The exhibition is designed to peel back the layers of mystery behind the iconic phenomenon, offering rare insights into her private world and the opportunity to discover the independent and hard-working woman behind it all.

The collection owner and curator, Ted Stampfer, says the exhibition will showcase a journey from Marilyn’s childhood, the rise in the film industry, and the popularity enjoyed throughout her career.

“With rare insights and exclusive access to Marilyn’s personal belongings, this exhibition offers a unique glimpse into the private world of this cultural icon,” Stampfer said. “From humble beginnings to Hollywood stardom, Marilyn Monroe remains an enduring cultural icon, whose life continues to fascinate and intrigue us to this day.”

Tickets to the exhibition are now on sale for general admission and VIP experiences are suitable for all ages.

Marilyn, The Woman Behind the Icon
1 July – 24 September 2023
Lower Town Hall, Sydney Town Hall
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