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MHCTC develops exhibitions and programs with campus and community museums, departments and institutions to encourage use of Collection artifacts. Annual exhibitions in the Abigail and Nicholas Filippello Exhibition Showcase in Gwynn Hall include the TAM Student Showcase for TAM ‘s spring Advisory Board, a summer exhibit of the Curator’s choice, and a fall showcase as part of MU’s annual Gallery and Museum Crawl in September.

As part of MU’s Art-i-Fact and Material Culture Studies Groups, MHCTC has partnered with numerous institutions throughout the state and the nation in the creation of quality exhibitions. Examples include University of Missouri institutions such as the Museum of Art and Archaeology, the Museum of Anthropology, the State Historical Society of Missouri, and Ellis Library. Outside collaborations include the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, the Missouri State Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, the Boone County Historical Society and Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and the City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs.

Visitors are welcome to view the current exhibit in Gwynn Hall Monday through Friday, 8am-6pm in accordance with the University calendar.


The MHCTC presents FLORA AND FASHION, the second exhibition in the Origins: Dress and Textiles Series! Explore the use of plants as textile fibers and dyes, as well as environmental concerns that arise during agricultural and manufacturing processes. During the opening reception on September 20th, visit with Textile and Apparel Management students about their clothing designs inspired by the exhibit and Mizzou’s Botanical Garden! Visit the NEWS page to learn more. Browse the Origins: Dress and Textiles website to explore over 300 related dress objects from the MHCTC and other University collections. Or visit the Flora and Fashion exhibit.

MHCTC staff and TAM students Jenny Wu and Chance Zacheis spoke about the exhibition and their related designs with Diana Moxon on the local radio show Speaking of the Arts; listen to the segment below. See their designs and other TAM projects inspired by the exhibit, as well as thirty MHCTC artifacts, during the opening reception on FRIDAY, 9/20 when students will be in attendance to discuss the inspiration and creative processes behind their designs.


Exhibition Dates: September 20, 2019 – February 21, 2020
Nicholas and Abigail Filippello Exhibition Showcase, 1st Floor Gwynn Hall, University of Missouri

Open to the public during regular campus hours, Monday thru Friday, 8am-6pm. Visit MU Parking and Transportation for visitor permit inquiries:

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