The MHCTC is invited annually to participate in the Museum of Art and Archaeology’s Art in Bloom event during which the MHCTC displays garments with floral themes used as inspiration for headdress and jewelry designs by students in MU’s Wedding Floral Design course of the Department of Plant Sciences in the School of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Students first preview a variety of dress garments during a special session in which they learn the provenance of each artifact and photograph and sketch one of their choosing. Students then use their chosen garment as inspiration for the creation of floral headpieces and jewelry displayed alongside the garment during the museum’s popular event which draws over 1,500 people over three days.

Hat and Umbrella Accents by Hannah Stallbaumer and Bailey Lawson; Wool and Silk Coat (1900s-10s) MHCTC

Headpiece and Bracelet by Blake Weaver and Maria Kuhns; Silk Chiffon and Net Dress (1925) MHCTC

Hat Accent by Brant Francis, Jess Mantel and Mia Polisky; Silk Chiffon and Lace Dress (1920s) MHCTC

Shoes and Earrings by Katelyn Elder and Noelle Rhoades; Lace Dress with Metal Thread Embroidery and Applique (1920s) MHCTC

Bouquet by Halli Karr and Lauren Zigman; Silk Wedding Dress (1962) MHCTC

Hat and Clutch Accents by Emily Koch and Mollee Seger; Silk Satin Dress (1911-13) MHCTC

Parasol Accents by Emma Fordyce and Paige Wakefield; Cotton and Net Dress (1910s) MHCTC

Hat Accent, Earrings and Bracelet by Sara Kitchen and LaKayla Hall; Silk Velvet Cape with Fur Accents (Late 1910s-Early 1920s) MHCTC

Museum of Art and Archaeology Art in Bloom; February 15-17, 2019

Museum of Art and Archaeology Art in Bloom; February 15-17, 2019

Floral Design Student Selection and Documentation, February 4, 2019