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The Mary Wilson Supremes' Collection

  • Gallery Director Brian Benedetti, Mary Wilson, and Curator Dona Posatko


July 23 2011 - October 16 2011
The Mary Wilson Supremes' Collection: The Gowns that Created a Musical Style & Legacy

The Motown premier trio, The Supremes, has left a musical legacy that will forever remain influential. The group, which consisted of Mary Wilson, Diana Ross, and Florence Ballard, has recorded 12 hit records from 1964 to 1969—making it the only group to record five consecutive number one hits.  The Supremes are best known for their singles, “Baby Love,” “Stop in the Name of Love,” and “Back in My Arms Again.”
The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery will host a special opening reception of The Mary Wilson Supremes’ Collection, on Friday, July 22 at 5:00pm. Unveiled will be an exhibit of more than 50 distinctive gowns the Motown hitmakers wore during their climb to the top. Additionally, there will be rare memorabilia that spans their colorful career. This collection was last displayed in the Royal Albert Hall in London, England. Ms. Wilson will make a special appearance at the exhibit’s opening reception. At 8:00pm, in Lemmond Theater, she will speak and answer questions about the trio’s musical legacy.
Ticket Options for Mary Wilson Events:
·         Friday 7/22 Mary Wilson exhibit opening reception: $40
·         Saturday 7/23 Mary Wilson concert:
---Festival Table (seats six): $270
---Amphitheater tickets:  $30
---Lawn tickets:  $20
***Indulge in the Supreme Experience (for six) $360
---Friday 7/22 Mary Wilson exhibit opening reception
---PLUS Festival Table seating on Saturday 7/23 Mary Wilson concert