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60s SAVITAR STYLE EXHIBITION
JANUARY 20 - FEBRUARY 20, 2017
MU Student Center Lower Level
Enjoy student fashions plucked from the pages of MU's Savitar yearbooks of the 1960s!
ART IN BLOOM
MARCH 18-19, 2017; 1-3pm
Museum of Art and Archaeology, Mizzou North
Fashion blooms once again with 1960s floral-themed garments and accessories! This year also highlights TAM student designs inspired by Mizzou Botanic Gardens. You won't want to miss it!
FASHIONING A COLLECTION: 50 YEARS, 50 OBJECTS
MARCH 7 - MAY 22, 2017
State Historical Society of Missouri
MHCTC celebrates its 50th anniversary at the University of Missouri with an exhibition highlighting the Collection’s mission of teaching, research and exhibition. Curated artifacts span the breadth of collection holdings and include flat textiles, clothing and accessories for men, women, and children, and archival resources. Click here to explore additional videos, images and web activities utilized alongside MHCTC artifacts to enhance TAM course content and research.
ORIGINATE, ADAPT, COPY: DESIGN PROTECTION EXHIBITION
JUNE 12 - AUGUST 25, 2017
Filippello Exhibition Showcase
Gwynn Hall, University of Missouri
The MHCTC reveals examples of design piracy within its collections! Discover how one American "fashion stylist" smuggled copied designs out of France, and how originals and knock offs by designers such as Mary McFadden, Charles James, Davidow, and more, played a part in this controversial big business!
KNOCK IT OFF! BOOK PRESENTATION AND SIGNING
JUNE 22, 2017; 4:30pm-6pm
117 Gwynn Hall
Presentation begins at 4:45pm
Knock it Off! A History of Design Piracy in the US Women's Ready-to-Wear Apparel Industry authored by MHCTC Curator Jean L. Parsons and Sara B. Marcketti of Iowa State University is a history of the United States apparel industry as it developed its own unique design voice, and the story of how design piracy formed the often controversial basis for industry growth. Browse the exhibition and vignettes before the presentation begins at 4:45pm. Books will be available for purchase.
REIGNING MEN at SLAM!
JULY 28, 2017
St. Louis Art Museum
OUR SPIRIT IS GOLDEN EXHIBITION
SEPTEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 31, 2017
Gwynn Hall, University of Missouri
Celebrate Homecoming 2017 and MU student spirit with Our Spirit is Golden, an exhibition highlighting new donations from MU's Athletic Department, including a variety of MU football, cheerleading and Golden Girl uniforms from years past.
NATIONAL MUSEUM DAY
SEPTEMBER 23, 2017; 1-3pm
Museum of Art and Archaeology
Explore dress in art while making art at this year's National Museum Day at Mizzou North! Celebrate Columbia's museums and collections with numerous activities by the MAA, Museum of Anthropology, the Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection, State Historical Society of Missouri, Ellis Library's Special Collections and Rare Books, the Mizzou Botanic Garden and more!
INTERNATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY DAY
OCTOBER 21, 2017; 1-3pm
International Archaeology Day celebrates archaeology and the thrill of discovery! This year the Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection partners with the Museum of Anthropology in a day showcasing handmade textiles! Guests can explore a variety of textile construction methods used to create traditional hand woven dress and textiles from Central and North America.
SECRETS OF THE COLLECTION ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION
The Collections you don't see are just as important as the ones you do. Celebrate a wonderful year of anniversary events with a peek at artifacts that seldom make it out of the Conservatory, as well as garments and accessories new to Collection holdings!
Contributions to the MHCTC Endowment enable the continued maintenance of appropriate collection management standards, as well as support MHCTC's educational mission. Please contact the Office of Advancement for the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the address below or give directly to the Historic Costume Endowment online. Thank you for your generous support!
College of Human Environmental Sciences Office of Advancement
122 Gwynn Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573) 882-5142