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Arlington Museum of Art will present the first exhibition associated with its new Artist-in-Residency program, "MUMentous: The Upsizing of a Texas Tradition" by Amy J. Schultz. This multi-media exhibition will explore a subject matter that is ubiquitously Texan: the long-standing tradition of exchanging mums and garters at high school homecomings.
Schultz, an artist, writer, and award-winning photographer, has spent the last three years studying this unique Texas high school tradition. Rather than focusing solely on the physical characteristics of today's mums, elaborate silk versions of chrysanthemum corsages from days gone by, she has explored the driving forces behind the tradition including fan and pop culture through the years, social media, critics, the DIY movement, entrepreneurship and moms.
The exhibition will remain on display through November 24.