Mardi Gras

Caption
A statement from the artist: "African Americans who practice the craft of costume making during the New Orleans Mardi Gras are exceptionally gifted. They work on these costumes all year long and some of them can weigh as much as 100 lbs. During Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and throughout Louisiana, these costumes are exhibited in carnivals, masquerade balls, and parades."

Object Details

Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Artist
Charles Smith
Date
1989
Cite As
The Kohler Foundation Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Kohler Foundation.
Medium
mixed media concrete
Dimensions
31 x 15 x 18 in. (78.7 x 38.1 x 45.7 cm)
Type
sculpture