Wednesday, February 27, 2013

UNO's Ogden Museum Hosts Talk on Costuming Mardi Gras Indians for HBO's Treme

Mardi Gras IndianActor Clarke Peters in a Mardi Gras Indian
suit seen in HBO's Treme.
(Photo courtesy of Ogden Museum)

The University of New Orleans Ogden Museum of Southern Art hosts on Saturday a noteworthy panel discussion about the tradition of costuming in New Orleans during Carnival ― and panelists will explore how HBO's Treme worked with Mardi Gras Indians to create authentic suits and visuals for the show.

Well Suited: A Panel Discussion takes place from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 in Stephen Goldring Hall at the Ogden Museum, located at 925 Camp St. The panel discussion is focused around the museum exhibition Well-Suited: The Costumes of Alonzo Wilson for HBO's Treme.

Panelists include:

* Nina Noble: Executive Producer, Treme
* Clarke Peters: Actor, Treme (Albert Lambreaux)
* Alonzo Wilson: Costume Designer, Treme
* Donald Harrison Jr.: Musician, Mardi Gras Indian (Big Chief of Congo Square with Congo Nation), and Consultant, Treme
* Bradley Sumrall: Chief Curator

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art boasts the world's largest collection of Southern Art. Saturday's panel discussion on the traditional costuming of Mardi Gras Indians and television costuming of Mardi Gras Indians for HBO's Treme is free for museum members and open to nonmembers with the price of admission.

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