Hemingway's Heroine Exhibit

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm

  $10 adults, $9 seniors, military, groups

May 19 - September 30, 2018
Monday to Saturday at 9:00am; Sunday at 2:00pm

The Ava Gardner Museum has opened the “Hemingway’s Heroine” Exhibit, showcasing Ava’s close friendship with Ernest Hemingway. This exhibit will feature, for the first time, a movie costume reproduction.  Danielle Lynch, a fashion designer from Raleigh who has been inspired by Ava’s fashions, will recreate the iconic black satin, single-shoulder strapped dress Ava wore in The Killers. 

The Killers, a 1946 film, is an intense, hard-edged, stylish film noir of robbery, unrequited love, brutal betrayal, and double-cross.  MGM loaned Ava to Universal Studios to play femme fatale Kitty Collins with newcomer Burt Lancaster, and critics and movie audiences alike took notice of Ava's performance. Her success in The Killers led to two more roles as Hemingway heroines, including Cynthia Street in The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Lady Brett Ashley in The Sun Also Rises.

Museum Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
Sundays:  2 pm – 5 pm

For questions please contact 919-934-5830.