Princess Diana photo exhibition coming to Oakbrook Center

  • "Princess Diana Exhibition: Accredited Access" comes to the Oakbrook Center in December. It features images taken by royal photographer Anwar Hussein and his two sons, Zak and Samir, like this 1983 shot of Diana, Princess of Wales, at a banquet in Nova Scotia, Canada.

    "Princess Diana Exhibition: Accredited Access" comes to the Oakbrook Center in December. It features images taken by royal photographer Anwar Hussein and his two sons, Zak and Samir, like this 1983 shot of Diana, Princess of Wales, at a banquet in Nova Scotia, Canada. Courtesy of Anwar Hussein/Getty Images, 1983

  • "Princess Diana Exhibition: Accredited Access" comes to the Oakbrook Center in December. It features images taken by royal photographer Anwar Hussein and his two sons, Zak and Samir.

    "Princess Diana Exhibition: Accredited Access" comes to the Oakbrook Center in December. It features images taken by royal photographer Anwar Hussein and his two sons, Zak and Samir. Rendering courtesy of SBX Group & Fever

 
 
Updated 10/20/2021 5:23 PM

"Princess Diana Exhibition: Accredited Access" is the latest pop-up touring display to open at Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook.

Starting Thursday, Dec. 2, guests can experience the work of celebrity and royal photographers Anwar Hussain and his sons, Zak and Samir, via an art gallery installation co-created with multimedia artist Pauline Loctin.

 

Many of the late Princess Diana's famous moments are broken up into themed areas including "The Photography Dark Room," "Hats & Tiaras" and "Humanitarian." Many of the Hussains' stories behind the photographs are also included. The exhibit is produced by Miami-based SBX Group in association with New York-based Fever.

"Princess Diana Exhibition: Accredited Access" inhabits a different Oakbrook Center location from the "Michaelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition," which was assembled in the mall's vacant Sears space earlier this year. Instead, the Princess Diana exhibit will be in the former Restoration Hardware space at 19 Oakbrook Center. The upscale home furnishings retailer has been rebranded as RH and recently moved into its own custom-built store complete with a rooftop bar and restaurant at 1300 22nd St., Oak Brook.

Like the "Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit" that has been replicated to multiple locations around the world, a concurrent "Princess Diana Exhibition: Accredited Access" is also set to begin this year in Santa Monica, California, with another planned for New York.

"Princess Diana Exhibition: Accredited Access" tickets in Oak Brook range from $25 to $37 and $17 to $25 for kids ages 12 and under. Other ticket discounts for seniors and groups are also available. Attendees must adhere to local COVID-19 guidelines.

Tickets are on sale now at princessdianaexhibit.com/chicago.

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