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Mardi Gras Indians: By J. Nash Porter
Mardi Gras Indians: By J. Nash Porter
Jan 6 – Feb 25 all-day
The West Baton Rouge Museum presents a new exhibition entitled Mardi Gras Indians: By J. Nash Porter. The exhibit, which runs from January 6, 2018 through February 25, 2018, features a selection of full color

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Créoles du Monde
Créoles du Monde
Feb 1 – May 6 all-day
On February 1, 2018, the West Baton Rouge Museum will open a new exhibition Créoles du Monde which explores the Créole world and culture from Africa and Europe to the Americas.   Créoles du Monde celebrates

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Rum Revelry – A Masquerade Gala Event 6:00 pm
Rum Revelry – A Masquerade Gala Event
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
West Baton Rouge Museum pleased to announce Rum Revelry, a masquerade gala event set for the opening night of the Creole du Monde exhibit on Thursday, February 1 at 6 p.m. Carnival costumes are optional but encouraged. In the heart

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Mask-Making Family Workshop
Mask-Making Family Workshop
Feb 3 all-day
Families of all ages are invited to find their way to making amazing wearable masterpieces to keep after following a scavenger hunt stocked with surprise activities through the museum’s 3-D Beads: A Mardi Gras Art

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Lunchtime Lecture – Collecting Creole 12:00 pm
Lunchtime Lecture – Collecting Creole
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jeremy Simien will discuss his Creole heritage and the rich culture of the Creole world as depicted in his colorful collection of fine painting, lithographs, sketches, daguerreotypes, and miniatures.  Loan pieces from the personal collection

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Manship Theatre Screening of Black Orpheus
Manship Theatre Screening of Black Orpheus
Feb 8 all-day
This 1959 film made in Brazil is an adaptation of the Greek legend of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth set during Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. For ticket information, visit http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
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Lunchtime Lecture – Sold into Enslavement: The Tribulation and Vindication of the Olivo Family of False River 12:00 pm
Lunchtime Lecture – Sold into Enslavement: The Tribulation and Vindication of the Olivo Family of False River
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This presentation by Brian Costello is a wrenching account of the abduction and sale into enslavement of the Olivo family, a free Creole family of the Island of False River in the 1850s. Participants are

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