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Mas: Carnival Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community Exhibit

  • Organization Name:
    Connecticut Historical Society

  • Organization City:
    Hartford

  • Amount Awarded:
    $4,985.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding allows the creation of the “Mas:Carnival Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community” exhibit to examine the heritage of Carnival as practiced in Hartford. Costumes created by Caribbean-descendant youth under the direction of experienced costume makers from the islands are displayed with images of dance at the West Indian Parade over the years. The exhibit will explore the cultural meanings inherent in performing in these costumes and will feature community voices explaining their traditions. Exhibit runs from August 18 to October 8, 2019 with a guest lecture in late September.


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