Munson-Williams to open American Royalty exhibit

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Munson-Williams Proctor Arts Institute is getting set to open a big new exhibit this weekend.

The "American Royalty" exhibit will include iconic black and white photos that have been featured on some of the nation's most memorable publications, such as the cover of "Life" Magazine.

It will also include some of photographer Mark Shaw's famous works, such as candid photos of the Kennedys, Audrey Hepburn, and others.

There will be 50 photographs on display, which will give a very personal glimpse into the lives of some of the most well-known American icons.

"Because he was so personable, and he chose to photograph with a small camera, very intrusive, he really captures people's personality by putting them at ease," said Anna D'Anbrosio, Director of the Museum of Art. "We see that especially in the Audrey Hepburn and CoCo Chanel photos in the exhibition."

The exhibit is slated to open to the public on Saturday and will run until May 4th.

Members can view the exhibit for free, while the price for regular admission is $10.

Student discounts are available.

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