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.
CURRENT EXHIBITION: WEDDING BELLE BLUES
JUNE - AUGUST 2018
Filippello Exhibition Showcase, Gwynn Hall
Great Britain's May royal wedding heralds the commencement of the 2018 bridal season and the Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection celebrates with an exhibition highlighting over a century of bridal garments in non-traditional colors and styles.
UPCOMING EXHIBITION SERIES: ORIGINS: DRESS AND TEXTILES
This fall the MHCTC begins a three-year exhibition series exploring the natural origins of our dress and textiles. Origins: Dress and Textiles highlights the use of animals, plants and minerals in dress, as well as the exploitation of these natural resources within the apparel industry. The first exhibition - ENDANGERED: FAUNA AND FASHION – commemorates the 45th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act and the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act with collaborative presentations and popup exhibitions by the Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection, MU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Stay tuned for more information about these upcoming fall events on September 20th!