Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists

Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists September 15, 2015 - January 31, 2016 Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art This exhibition and its accompanying publication will be the first comprehensive overview of Associated American Artists (AAA; 1934-2000), the New-York based business best known as the publisher of prints sold via mail-order catalogue by Regionalists Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood. The exhibition explores AAA’s storied involvement in the surging popularity of American prints during the 1930s and 1940s. It also looks at AAA’s brokering of corporate art commission and war documentation during the 1940s and its campaign to convince American home owners to purchase its wares, including also ceramics, upholstery and clothing fabrics. The exhibition will feature over 125 works by some of the 600 AAA artists, including Peggy Bacon, Miguel Covarrubias, David Hockney, and Gabo­r Peterdi. Produced by the Division of Communications and Marketing at Kansas State University.