Bruce Lee：Kung Fu‧Art‧Life
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Thematic Gallery 6
20 July 2013 - 20 July 2018
Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Jointly organised by the Bruce Lee Foundation and Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Sponsored by Fortune Star Media Limited
The legend of Bruce Lee’s life is intertwined with his confidence and charisma as well as a personal background that married East and West.
Born in San Francisco, Bruce Lee grew up in Hong Kong, where he enjoyed street fighting as a youngster; he was also a free-spirited child actor. At the age of 18, he went back to the US to pursue his studies, a journey that broadened the horizons of his life and his mind. With a passion to delve deep into the world of martial arts, this young man established his own kung fu training institute in the US. Merging philosophy into martial arts, he founded his own system, Jeet Kune Do, and became the pre-eminent kung fu grandmaster of his time. A charismatic actor, he also found fame in both the show business and martial arts community through his role as "Kato" in the US TV series The Green Hornet. Returning to Hong Kong in the early 1970s, he starred in a number of classic kung fu movies, including The Big Boss, Fist of Fury, The Way of the Dragon and Enter the Dragon. His dynamism as a film star and his achievements in the field of martial arts took the world by storm and made him an international icon.
Bruce Lee passed away 40 years ago, but his spirit lives on. In collaboration with the Bruce Lee Foundation of the US, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum has gathered together more than 600 items of Bruce Lee memorabilia from local and overseas collectors to create an exhibition that looks at Bruce Lee not only as a film star and martial artist, but also as a cultural phenomenon from a more comprehensive, in-depth and independent perspective. Visitors will be able to gain a greater insight into his achievements and contributions as well as his significance in popular culture, as the exhibition takes a new angle in presenting the legend of Bruce Lee.
For the preservation of exhibits and protection of copyright, photo-taking and video recording in the “Bruce Lee : Kung Fu‧Art‧Life” Exhibition Area are not allowed. Thank you for your co-operation.
The museum is open from 10 am to 6 pm on weekdays, and from 10 am to 7 pm on weekends and public holidays. It is closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays).
Documentary Film: The Brilliant Life of Bruce Lee (Duration 75 minutes, with traditional Chinese/English subtitles)
The documentary features many precious film clips and interviews with people closely associated with Bruce Lee, giving audiences an overview of Bruce Lee's short yet fruitful life.
Screening at Theatre (1/F of the Museum). Limited seats on a first-come-first-served basis.
Note: The documentary will not be put on show on Saturdays, when the theatre is reserved for Cantonese opera performances. Those who have purchased admission tickets for Saturdays will be entitled to view the documentary on any other day with their purchased tickets.
* Full-time students, people with disabilities (and one accompanying minder) and senior citizens aged 60 or above.
Inclement Weather Arrangements
Public guided tour arrangements:
When typhoon signal no. 8 or above is hoisted, all public guided tours will be cancelled. If the signal is lowered 3 hours or more before the tours commence, the tours will be conducted as scheduled. When the black rainstorm warning is issued during normal opening hours, all guided tours in progress will continue. For those which have not started will be cancelled. If the black rainstorm warning is lowered 3 hours or more before the tours commence, the tours will be conducted as scheduled.
For enquiries, please call 2180 8188 during office hours or email to email@example.com
To tie with the exhibition "Bruce Lee: Kung Fu‧Art‧Life", the Hong Kong Heritage Museum is launching a smartphone application with the interactive features "Take a Snap with Bruce". Install the app on your phone and Bruce will be there to post for your photos.
Download the mobile application now!
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Actor: Bruce Lee
Kung Fu Master: Bruce Lee
Legend: Bruce Lee
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