Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World
All kinds of realms and characters come to life in this fantasy factory. In addition to serving as float warehouse, or “den,” it houses a studio where artisans work year-round to create Mardi Gras magic.
Rex Sesquicentennial at the Presbytere￼
The Louisiana State Museum draws on its superlative collection of artifacts to tell the story of Rex, “the foremost New Orleans Mardi Gras krewe,” with a particular focus on the costumes of its kings, queens and courtiers.
Backstreet Cultural Museum
Formerly housed in the old Blandin funeral parlor in Tremé, this extensive collection of photos and films, artifacts and regalia documenting Black cultural contributions to New Orleans has found an interim home.
The Krewe of Red Beans is an exemplar of “people power” and the boundless opportunity Carnival provides for DIY creative expression. More than just a den or clubhouse, Beanlandia is an attraction unto itself.
Mardi Gras at the Historic New Orleans Collection￼
Explore the passion and extensive preparations that go into making Mardi Gras such a captivating spectacle, in which everyone can be an artist and let their imaginations run wild.
Rex Exhibit at the Historic New Orleans Collection
Marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Rex Organization, this exhibition features float illustrations and plenty of choice “bling” from His Majesty’s realm.
Mardi Gras at the Louisiana State Museum
This wide-ranging exhibition presents the storied history of a celebration that began informally and evolved into a multifaceted cultural phenomenon expressed through a range of art forms and traditions.
The Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture
Discover how costume styles reflect the many ways in which revelers partake in Mardi Gras, in a city where creative expression through theatricality and masquerade is practically a way of life.
Germaine Wells Mardi Gras Museum
Named in honor of a quintessential New Orleans character who reigned over at least 20 courts, this exhibit offers an intimate glimpse into the private, rarified world of high-society Carnival.