Paint by Number

Paint by Number

Accounting for Taste in the 1950s


Revisit a 20th-century American pastime from the vantage point of the artists and entrepreneurs who created the kits, the critics who reviled them, and the consumers who happily painted away.

The website for this exhibition was retired in 2024 due to incompatibility with current web standards. A view of the previous home page can be seen below.


Website screenshot
This screenshot captures the home page of the former Paint by Number website. View an archived site snapshot.