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McKissick Museum


WELL SUITED: The Costumes of Alonzo V. Wilson for HBO’s® Treme

Organized by the Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC

Well Suited includes costumes designed by Wilmington, North Carolina native Alonzo V. Wilson for HBO’s award-winning series Treme. The series takes its name from Tremé, 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.

This exhibition showcases nine exquisitely crafted Mardi Gras Indian suits from Treme, and also includes Mardi Gras costumes from select characters, as well as design sketches, film excerpts, video interviews with cast and costumers and behind-the-scenes photography.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 to Saturday, July 21, 2018