9:30am PT by Kate Stanhope
'American Horror Story' Gets Exhibit Treatment at Paley Center
American Horror Story is getting the spotlight treatment.
The Paley Center for Media is set to unveil a new exhibit celebrating the FX anthology series. American Horror Story: The Style of Scare will showcase costumes, set pieces and props from all six installments of the series in a space spanning nearly 4,000 square feet.
Running June 3 through July 30, the presentation will also feature a specially designed graphic installation on the building’s glass-walled façade. David Rodgers, Inc. produced the exhibit, which will be free to the public.
“Ryan Murphy is one of the most innovative and original creators in the industry and we are honored to be the first to present this visually stunning retrospective exhibit celebrating his game-changing series,” Paley Center president and CEO Maureen J. Reidy said Wednesday in a statement. “Every year, the Paley Center presents exhibits that capture the unique combination of artistry and entertainment, and we’re thrilled to give American Horror Story fans an opportunity to get up close and enjoy the collaborations between Murphy, costume designer Lou Eyrich and all of the fearless creatives behind the hit FX series.”
American Horror Story has long been a favorite of the Paley Center, with several past seasons being featured as part of Paley's annual PaleyFest in Los Angeles. Over the years, Murphy and the show's producers have used these PaleyFest panels to announce breaking news, such as new castings and fan-favorite returns.
“American Horror Story captivates with each stunning new installment, showcasing the enormous creativity of Ryan Murphy and costume designer Lou Eyrich,” said Kenya Hardaway, FX Networks senior vp, integrated promotions and multiplatform marketing. “We are proud to partner with The Paley Center for Media to bring together in one amazing exhibit six installments of the iconic art, costumes and props in celebration of the groundbreaking and hugely influential American Horror Story.”
The exhibit comes as work begins on the seventh season of American Horror Story, which Murphy revealed will be connected to the recent presidential election. Season seven is expected to premiere later this year on FX.