If you are intent on giving Turin and its (furnace-like) heat a chance during the summer you may also want to take into consideration a short trip to the city center, where Palazzo Madama welcomes you with a very posh and quite melancholic exhibition open to all Marilyn Monroe fans out there.
The event, entitled “La donna oltre il mito” (The Woman Beyond the Myth) wishes to depict the real woman behind all the Hollywood glamour, the person and not the flamboyant diva bent on seducing with her pouty lips and luscious body.
Therefore, the exhibition features many of her personal objects taken from her California house on 5th Helena Drive in Brentwood, such as clothes, accessories, personal and beauty items, private documents, letters, handwritten notes and diaries, film contracts etc. The exhibition will be soundtracked by some of her most famous songs, and backed up by photographs – some already published and some previously unreleased ones -, videos and film clips.
If you are not keen on celebrity paraphernalia and believe that nosing into some else’s intimacy “just because” it’s plain wrong (kind of feel that way myself), give the event a go at least for the quality of the photos – there will be some mighty Milton Greene, Alfred Eisenstaedt, George Barris and Bernt Stern on display, subject left aside. Moreover, the event also features one of Andy Warhol‘s best known works, Four Marilyns.
WHERE: Palazzo Madama, Piazza Castello, Turin
WHEN: from June 1st to September 19th, 2016
HOW MUCH: full €10,00, reduced €8,00, free entry for under 18 years of age, free admission on the first Wednesday of each month