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North Central College’s ‘Mid-Century Modern’ art exhibit garners local media attention

Jul 28, 2022

Exhibit begins August 22 and will educate public on mid-century architecture in Naperville

A new art exhibit opening August 22 at North Central College will showcase mid-century modern architecture and how it shaped the College’s campus, the City of Naperville and beyond. In partnership with Naper Settlement and Naperville Preservation, Inc., “Mid-Century Modern at North Central College” will run through December 9 at the College’s Schoenherr Galley (171 E. Chicago Ave.).

“‘Mid-Century Modern at North Central College’ will introduce visitors to the significant developments that shaped Naperville and the College campus in the larger national context of architecture, urban planning, and social changes between 1939 and 1970,” said Dr. Lindsay Shannon, lead exhibit curator and associate professor of art history at North Central College. “Guests will leave with a deeper appreciation of how judicious preservation of historic architecture can help us to better understand the lived history that helped create the world we live in today.”

The upcoming art exhibit was featured in local media outlets: