This Mardi Gras season, get inspiration from the artists that New Orleans inspires! Come peruse the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Museum Store for Mardi Gras accessory ideas. Here are a few of our favorite carnival themed items:
BY ARTIST KATE MCNEE
Kate McNee designs fanciful costumes and clothing with Mardi Gras traditions in mind.
BY ARTIST JAMI GIROUARD
Jami Girouard (young hussy) specializes in risqué fringe garb.
BY ARTIST CORRINE LOPERFIDO
Corrine Loperfido is The O’s featured pop-up artist for February! Her work, which promotes self-love and personal expression, is inspired by the vibrant spirit of carnival.
BY ARTIST HOWARD PHILIPS SMITH
“Unveiling the Muse” is the first comprehensive documentation of Gay Carnival and gay krewes. The book is over twenty years in-the-making and outlines the historic influence of gay culture on New Orleans’ Mardi Gras tradition.
Howard Philips Smith lived in New Orleans for over a decade. Smith’s time here inspired his first novel, “The Cult of the Mask,” focused on New Orleans’ gay community prior to the AIDS epidemic. He has published two subsequent works on similar topics, “Unveiling the Muse” and “Southern Decadence.”
BY ARTIST SETH DAMM
Seth Damm creates ornately braided, one-of-a-kind necklaces from hand-dyed rope.
BY LOCAL COMPANY NOLA BEAUX TIES
Nola Beaux Ties makes hand crafted 100% cotton bow ties and pocket squares.