A Man Beyond the Ordinary: Bruce Lee
The exhibition ”A Man Beyond the Ordinary: Bruce Lee” will be held from November 28 (Sunday) at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum (HKHM) to showcase around 400 items of Bruce Lee memorabilia and photos, which will enable visitors to look back at the legend of the internationally famous martial arts superstar.
The internationally renowned megastar Lee (1940–1973) was born Lee Jun-fon. He combined various schools of martial arts to create what is known as Jeet Kune Do, and his martial arts movies became classics. Behind the spotlight, Lee loved his family and enjoyed reading. He expressed his emotions and ideas in letters and other types of writing. Through daily training and reflection, he went beyond his limits and became a legend. Following the “Bruce Lee: Kung Fu‧Art‧Life” exhibition in 2013 (which ran until December 30, 2020), the HKHM has collaborated with the Bruce Lee Foundation again to present the exhibition “A Man Beyond the Ordinary: Bruce Lee”, which features how Lee’s perseverance gave birth to the legend that is Bruce Lee through his films, martial arts and life story.
Highlighted exhibits include a baby jacket worn by Lee; a fencing mask he used while studying in Hong Kong; his exam revision notes taken at the University of Washington; his letter to his wife Linda, written while filming “The Big Boss” in Thailand; the first edition of the first book published by him, “Chinese Gung Fu: The Philosophical Art of Self-Defense”; Jeet Kune Do plaques, and the original set design drawings for the film “Enter the Dragon”. Various large-scale lighting exhibits and interactive installations have also been added to the exhibition, including an optical fibre interactive projection installation which displays Lee’s martial arts ideas and life philosophy; and an immersive light and sensory installation “Self Martial Arts Emptiness”, which illustrates Lee’s self-actualisation concept.
The exhibition is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD). It is jointly organised by the Bruce Lee Foundation and the HKHM, and is sponsored by Fortune Star Media Limited. The exhibition will last for five years from November 28 to 2026 at the HKHM (1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin).
Due to copyright restrictions, no photography and video-recording is permitted in the exhibition gallery.
Photo Credit: Hong Kong Heritage Museum. © Bruce Lee Enterprises, LLC.