Irving Harper: A Mid-Century Mind At Play


Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Irving Harper A Mid-Century Mind At Play opens at The Rye Arts Center on Sunday, September 14 

A solo retrospective debuts the private works of design genius Irving Harper at The Rye Arts Center. Known professionally for his iconic contributions to the George Nelson Office, including the 1949 Ball Clock, Herman Miller logo and the 1956 Marshmallow sofa, Harper’s personal creations have never before been shared publically. Curated by Katharine Dufault and Jeff Taylor, the exhibit opens Sunday, September 14th with a reception in The Rye Arts Center Gallery, 1:00-3:00 pm, and runs through November 8th, 2014.

Curator Katharine Dufault observes “One is immediately taken by the visual feast of creativity present in Harper’s home; a menagerie of paper sculpture and colorful wall pieces. We are excited to recreate this experience”, Dufault said.

“What overwhelms everyone who sees his work is its exquisite craftsmanship, the skill and the detail” said curator Jeff Taylor. “When is the last time anyone ever used those words to describe something mid-Century? “Taylor commented.

The Rye Arts Center Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am -3:00 pm, closed Mondays.

For more information, visit or call 914-4967-0700.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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The Rye Arts Center
51 Milton Road
Rye, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: The Rye Arts Center
Presenter Phone: 914-967-0700
Presenter Website:

Sponsor Message

This exhibit is made possible by Herman Miller and Maharam
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