MAC exhibit showcases Spokane’s modern architecture

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by BREANNA ROY & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 6:50 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 25 at 7:01 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. – It’s scattered across Spokane: at Avista headquarters, St. Charles Catholic Church, the Public Safety Building, the Civic Theatre and the Spokane International Airport. Now, the collection of modern architecture is one place: the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture.
 
The MAC’s Spokane Modern Architecture, or “SPOMA,” exhibit features the simple, contemporary designs that came out of the 25-year period between World War II and the 1974 Expo. The MAC realized it’s an important era in history and, until now, the museum hadn’t included it in its collections.
 
MAC’s senior history curator, Marsha Rooney, said the museum wanted to highlight the charm of the architecture and design from 1948 to 1973.
 
“It’s not a simple story, even though the architecture is quite basic,” Rooney said. “Hopefully we’ve started a bit of a movement.”
 
The exhibit is on display at the MAC through January.

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