History of Carnival Class
Friends of the Cabildo will be returning its successful "Adult History Class: A History of Carnival"l in 2022 with a 4-week seminar beginning February 1st. Speakers will include historian Dr. Karen Leathem of the Louisiana State Museum, Dr. Kimberly Vaz of Xavier University and LSM Carnival Historian Wayne Phillips, among others. The class will define the origins of Carnival, explore local African American traditions, break down of the history of Carnival satire and the role of gay carnival. Finally, we will wrap up with a look at “folk” carnival with a moderated discussion with active participants. All classes are recorded, and videos are sent to class members after each class.
Tuition: $60 Members | $75 General Admission | Classes start at 6:00 p.m.
Visit www.friendsofthecabildo.org to reserve your space today!
Online Lecture Schedule
February 1 | A Historical Overview of Carnival
February 8 | African American Carnival
February 15 | Satire of Carnival/Gay Carnival
February 22 | The People’s Carnival/The Future of Carnival (Panel Discussion)