Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 5 PM

Grand Illusions Exhibition Opening

The Cabildo
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701 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA

Grand Illusions Exhibition Opening ThePresbytereGreater New OrleansNew OrleansEvent Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019Join the Louisiana State Museum for the opening of a first-of-its-kindcomprehensive exhibition on the history of gay carnival at the Presbytèrein 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 newlydigitized films of gay balls from the 1960s and 1970s.The opening reception also serves as the kick-off party for New Orleans Pride 2019. Event hostAbsolut Vodka will serve a specialty cocktail called “The Grand Illusion,” and the Friends of the Cabildo will provide an open bar. The receptionfrom 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. is FREE and open to the public.Image: Photo by Kerri McCaffety. LSM 2017.033.1Sponsored by