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K-State Today

February 27, 2017



Elizabeth Seaton part of Associated American Artists exhibition speakers series at Syracuse University Art Galleries

By Jui Mhatre

Elizabeth Seaton, curator at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, will present a gallery tour and talk at 6 p.m. March 2 at the Syracuse University Art Galleries in Syracuse, New York. 

The presentation is part of a six-week lecture series organized in conjunction with the Beach Museum of Art's traveling exhibition "Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934-2000."

"Art for Every Home" premiered at the Beach Museum of Art in fall 2015 before traveling to New York University's Grey Art Gallery in New York City and Syracuse University, where it will be on view until March 26. The exhibition's accompanying scholarly catalog distributed by Yale University Press received an honorable mention award from the International Fine Print Dealers Association in November 2016. An additional online illustrated index is the first to document AAA artists' prints, ceramics and textile designs. The index is available as a free PDF.

"Art for Every Home" and its accompanying publications provide the first comprehensive overview of Associated American Artists, 1934-2000, the commercial enterprise best known as the publisher of prints — sold via mail-order catalog — by Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry and Grant Wood.

Major funding for the exhibition has been provided by the Henry Luce Foundation, Edward and Karen Seaton through the R.M. Seaton Endowment for Exhibitions, and the Ross and Marianna Kistler Beach Endowment for the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. Additional support has come from the International Fine Print Dealers Association, Russell Clay Harvey and Patricia McGivern and Candyce Russell.