Paley Center Plans 'American Horror Story: The Style of Scare' Exhibit
Ryan Murphy fans know his shows have a style all their own — none more so than the delicious creep-fest that is American Horror Story. Now, The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills will give fans a chance to revel in all things AHS, via the new exhibit "American Horror Story: The Style of Scare," which opens to the public on Saturday, June 3.
The exclusive exhibition will feature iconic costumes from frequent Murphy collaborator Lou Eyrich — including stuff worn by the residents of the Murder House, inmates of the Asylum, witches of the Coven, curiosities of the Freak Show, guests of the Hotel and victims of Roanoke — plus set pieces, props, multimedia presentations and more scary goodies from the hit FX anthology series.
"American Horror Story: The Style of Scare" also marks the Paley Center's largest ever museum exhibit to date, encompassing nearly 4000 square feet of display space, including a specially-designed graphic installation on the building’s glass-walled façade.
“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,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President and CEO, in Wednesday's announcement. “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 captivates with each stunning new installment, showcasing the enormous creativity of Ryan Murphy and costume designer Lou Eyrich,” said Kenya Hardaway, SVP, Integrated Promotions, Multi-Platform Marketing, FX Networks in the same announcement. “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.”
"American Horror Story: The Style of Scare" is free to the public and will run through July 30, 2017 at the Paley Center’s Beverly Hills location at 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
American Horror Story's Season 7, which is expected to debut in the fall, is set in the aftermath of the recent presidential election. "The first 10 minutes of the season, this season, takes place in a very eerie macabre way on election night and there’s something terrible that happens in the lives of our characters on election night as they’re watching it all go down," Murphy said. "Which in itself was a horror story, so it’s like a horror story upon a horror story," Murphy told E Online, adding that the ep will include footage of the real-life Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
AHS vets Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will return for Season 7, joined by new additions Billie Lourd (Scream Queens), Billy Eichner (Parks and Recreation) and Leslie Grossman (Popular).