Alonzo Williams visits ‘Well Suited’ exhibit at McKissick Museum

McKissick Museum is excited to host costume designer Alonzo V. Wilson (right) for two open gallery talks today and tomorrow as part of its “WELL SUITED: The Costumes of Alonzo V. Wilson for HBO’s® Treme” exhibit:

  • Monday, March 26th: 2-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 27th: 4:30-6 p.m.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the making of Treme, its costumes and Mardi Gras Indian culture from the man behind the magic. The drop-in gallery talk is free, informal and open to the public.

“WELL SUITED” features nine exquisitely crafted Mardi Gras Indian suits specially designed by Alonzo V. Wilson and his team for the award-winning TV show. Treme takes its name from one of the oldest neighborhoods in New Orleans that continues to be an important center of the city’s African-American and Créole culture. The series begins four months after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans, including musicians, chefs, and Mardi Gras Indians, try to rebuild their lives, their homes and their unique culture in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane.

Support for Alonzo V. Wilson’s visit to Columbia has been generously provided by HBO’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program.

“WELL SUITED” was organized by the Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, North Carolina, and originated at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana.