A Sneak Peek at the Upcoming Gay Carnival Exhibit @ New Orleans Jazz Museum, New Orleans [11 October]

A Sneak Peek at the Upcoming Gay Carnival Exhibit


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11
October
18:00 - 19:00

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New Orleans Jazz Museum
400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Second Thursday Lecture with Louisiana State Museum curator
Wayne Phillips
October 11, 2018
6 PM. — 7 PM.
400 Esplanade Ave. — New Orleans Jazz Museum
Admission is free and open to the public.
Grand Illusions: A Sneak Peek at the Upcoming Gay Carnival Exhibition

In June 2019, the Louisiana State Museum will open the first-of-its-kind exhibition on the fascinating and often hidden history of gay carnival. Gay krewes began emerging in secret in the 1950s and slowly grew in number until there were over a dozen active krewes in the mid-1980s. However, the onset of HIV/AIDS and the struggling economy took its toll on both the gay community and the gay krewes until by the early 1990s there were only four krewes left.

Happily today the gay krewes are thriving and even growing in number, providing an outlet for the extraordinary creativity of its members along with their commitment to continue this important tradition.

To share the abundance of artifacts that have recently come to light, the Louisiana State Museum will open the exhibition “Grand Illusions: The History and Artistry of Gay Carnival” in the Presbytère in June 2019. This Second Thursday talk will serve as a sneak peek at some of the artifacts recently acquired by the museum for the exhibition, many locked away in closets and attics for decades.

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Copies of Howard Philips Smith's book «Unveiling the Muse: The Lost History of Gay Carnival in New Orleans» will be available for purchase. $50 | $42.50 Members.
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