Bruce Lee：Kung Fu ‧ Art ‧ Life
2/F Thematic Gallery 6
20 July 2013 - 20 July 2020
Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Jointly organised by Bruce Lee Foundation and Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Sponsored by Fortune Star Media Limited
And the legend goes on, at the HKHM!
Since its opening in 2013, the Bruce Lee: Kung Fu‧Art‧Life exhibition at Hong Kong Heritage Museum (HKHM) has enjoyed non-stop popularity, with an average of 600,000 visitors a year. As 2018 marks the 45th anniversary of Lee's passing, we have the pleasure to announce that by mutual consent between HKHM and the Bruce Lee Foundation in the US, the exhibition period has been extended to July 2020. Also, we are grateful that the local and overseas collectors of the Bruce Lee memorabilia whose collections are now on loan to the exhibition have agreed to the extension. We would like to thank all parties concerned for helping to make the Bruce Lee legend continue at HKHM!
Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco, but grew up in Hong Kong. He appeared in his first film while still a baby. At the age of 10, he was cast in a starring role in a movie that made him famous as a free-spirited child actor. When he was 18, he returned to the US to pursue his studies, a journey that broadened the horizons of both 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 and 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 communities 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 45 years ago, but his spirit lives on. In collaboration with the Bruce Lee Foundation of the US, Hong Kong Heritage Museum has gathered together more than 600 invaluable items of Bruce Lee memorabilia from local and overseas collectors for 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.
Documentary Film: The Brilliant Life of Bruce Lee
(Duration 75 minutes, with traditional Chinese and 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. Thank you for your attention.
Guided Tours for General Public (In Cantonese)
|Date||From now until 20 July 2020|
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (every Wednesday)
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (every Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday)
|Venue||2nd Floor, Thematic Gallery 6|
|Meeting Point||2nd Floor, Thematic Gallery 6|
|Enrolment||Guided tours are free and no advance booking is required. Visitors may sign up at the designated Meeting Point. Each session admits around 20 visitors on a first-come-first-served basis.|
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!
A Man: Lee Jun Fan
This was one of Bruce Lee's favourite outfits;
Application form for a "Return Certificate" for an American citizen (Replica)
Bruce Lee's family
Bruce Lee performing cha-cha moves
Bruce Lee suffered from relatively severe myopia. Bruce wore contact lenses during film shoots and public appearances.
Actor: Bruce Lee
Still from the film The Kid
Still from the film The Orphan
Promotional stills of Bruce Lee's styling of kung fu from
Film programme for the film The Big Boss when it was screened in Japan
Still from the film Fist of Fury
Film programme of the film The Way of The Dragon
Still from the film Enter the Dragon
The classic yellow track suit worn by Bruce Lee in the film Game of Death
Still from the film Game of Death
Kung Fu Master: Bruce Lee
Nunchaku used by Bruce Lee
Chinese Gung Fu: The Philosophical Art of Self-Defense (First Edition)
Bruce Lee and Taky Kimura practising as opponents
Protective head gear worn by Bruce Lee
Barbell used by Bruce Lee
Ip Man and Bruce Lee 3D animation
Jumping rope used by Bruce Lee
Head-shaped focus mitt with springs
From the Private Collection of Mr Perry Lee in Seattle, Washington, US
Legend: Bruce Lee
A sticker of the comic Bruce Lee
Debut issue of the comic Bruce Lee
Golden Movie News Magazine
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