‘Fan Fusion’ a pop-culture-themed exhibit featuring local collections

PLAINVIEW — Campus and community have come together for a temporary exhibit that really pops at Mabee Regional Heritage Center on the Wayland Baptist University’s Plainview campus.

“Fandom Fusion: A Pop Culture Celebration” is a pop-culture-themed exhibit curated from the collections of people both from the university and the Plainview community.

“Special thanks to many for lending us your amazing collections and collectables and helping make this exhibit truly special,” said KayLyn Bean, Director of Museums. “We are excited to be able to show off your favorite fandoms and interests and employ your amazing items to deepen our visitors’ understanding of how pop-culture affects the world.”

“Fandom Fusion: A Pop Culture Celebration” is on display through Oct. 31. It was created in conjunction with Way-Con 23, Wayland’s annual comic convention and gaming fair, which takes place Saturday, Sept. 30. The museum will have a table at the event, and the exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well.

“The exhibit includes collections of Funko Pops, action figures, Squishmallows, and even a Wonder Woman collection, in addition to much more, so it’s a perfect fit with Way-Con 23,” Bean said. “We greatly enjoy collaborating with the people on our campus- and in our community, and we hope to do more fun collaborations in the future.”

You don’t have to attend Way-Con to see “Fandom Fusion: A Pop Culture Celebration. Mabee Regional Heritage Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, as well as seasonal Saturdays through Nov. 15. Temporary exhibits are in addition to the three museums housed inside the Mabee Regional Heritage Center. The Mabee includes The Flying Queens Museum, Jimmy Dean Museum, and Museum of the Llano Estacado. A variety of temporary exhibits are featured throughout the year.