Grand Illusions: The History and Artistry of Gay Carnival in New Orleans

When Jun 6, 2019 - Dec 6, 2019 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where The Presbytere
751 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70116
Filed In

The Louisiana State Museum is proud to announce the first-of-its-kind comprehensive exhibition on the history of gay carnival at the Presbytère in Jackson Square. Grand Illusions: The History and Artistry of Gay Carnival in New Orleans brings together more than two hundred artifacts including posters and poster artwork, ball invitations and favors, costume designs and a dozen amazing costumes. In addition, the exhibit features newly digitized films 855 gay balls from the 1960s and 1970s.