Dressing for Mardi Gras: Floats, Balls, and Beyond
Tuesday, July 12; 5:30 p.m.

Explore the world of Mardi Gras with Eileen Julien, Director of IU's Institute for Advanced Studies and author of Travels with Mae: Scenes from a New Orleans Girlhood. Julien will discuss her family's involvement in The Jugs Social Club and The Krewe of NOMTOC ("New Orleans' Most Talked of Club") Ball and Parade, and other facets of life in New Orleans. The talk will be presented in conjunction with an exhibit of Mardi Gras ball gowns and costumes, and will be hosted in tandem with the NEH Summer Institute "Arts of Survival: Recasting Lives in African Cities." The event will be free and open to the public.

Indiana Folk Arts: 200 Years of Tradition and Innovation Traveling Exhibit and Folk Arts Events
For more than 200 years, Indiana has been home to a wide variety of folk arts. In celebration of the state's Bicentennial, a special traveling exhibit and related programming has been developed by Traditional Arts Indiana (a partnership of Indiana University Bloomington and the Indiana Arts Commission) that explores the stories of specific artists and highlights the important work of individuals in the continuation of traditional arts in the state. Made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Indiana Folk Arts will travel to state parks, public libraries, festivals, and select events that commemorate the state's Bicentennial. At each venue, the exhibit will host demonstrations, narrative stages, and hands-on workshops that augment the display and engage visitors.

Schedule of Upcoming Exhibition and Event Sites
July 9: Clifty Falls State Park, Madison

August 5-21: Indiana State Fair 2016, Indianapolis

September 3: Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell

September 10: Salamonie Reservoir, Huntington

September 17: Lotus Festival, Bloomington

September 18: Lanier Mansion State Historic Site, Madison

October 1: Harmonie State Park, New Harmony

October 15: Brown County State Park, Nashville

October 15: Indiana State House, Indianapolis