Hendershot Gallery Exhibit - MCM Design

September 29, 2017

Parsons, KS- MCM DESIGN, the new exhibit in Labette Community College’s Hendershot Gallery, opens on Tuesday, October 3rd and showcases one of today’s most popular interior design movements: Mid Century Modern. 

The exhibit will feature decorative items from the 1950s and 1960s—all gathered from local collectors. “Some of the items are from my own collections,” Mike Brotherton LCC Gallery Director noted, “but I’ve borrowed items from others as well.”

Mid-Century Modern is a term that describes developments in interior and product design as well as those in graphic design, architecture and urban development.

Although it is difficult to pinpoint the movements exact time span, the years between 1935 and 1965 are most often cited. The term mid-century modern was used as early as the 1950s but did not become a part of the general consciousness until the early 1980s.

“It’s a little bit of everything—dinnerware, glass, wall art, decorative items, furniture, fabric, and sculpture—and books on mid-century style.”  

MCM Design will be available for viewing until Friday, October 20th in Hendershot Gallery, 200 S. 14th Street from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., M-Thursday and from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.

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