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MUMENTOUS: The Upsizing of a Texas Tradition


As a Texas-based writer and photographer, the subject-matter of my latest creative endeavor is near and dear: Texas high school homecoming mums.

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MUMENTOUS: The Upsizing of a Texas Tradition
Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
Sept. 27 - Nov. 24, 2019

In addition to my photography of this long-standing tradition, Iโ€™m creating a multi-media art exhibition entitled MUMENTOUS. The exhibition will go beyond the sheer size and focus on the people who create, sell and wear (or don't wear) mums; the history of mums as a Texas high school tradition; how moms/women are the driving forces behind the tradition; and where the tradition stands today. Whatever I learn is also serving as inspiration for my funtastic Instagram feed and a future book.

get involved

1. Share your photos of students/alumni/families wearing, making or exchanging mums/garters from every high school (over 3700!) in Texas. Any school, any decade. If you have photo(s) to share, DM them to me @txhocomum on Facebook and Instagram. Along with your photo, please include the first name of each person in the photo, the name of the high school(s) represented, the city of the high school(s), and the year the photo was taken.

2. Lend your mum/garter to be lovingly displayed (and credited to you) in the exhibition at the Arlington Museum of Art. Mum/garters must be available from Sept. 15 - Nov. 24, 2019 and will be carefully returned to you at the close of the show. Click here for more information and click here to download the lending agreement.


count me in

Questions? Comments? Homecoming story to share?
I'd love to hear from you.

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@txhocomum on Facebook and Instagram