Making Mardi Gras

January 21–23, 2022

The 26th Williams Research Center Symposium, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Making Mardi Gras, celebrates the artists, makers, and culture bearers who bring us "The Greatest Free Show on Earth" every year. Moderator Arthur Hardy and a parade of speakers will explore Carnival past, present, and future.

Learn more and register through our special Symposium 2022 webpage

Due to health concerns, the Williams Research Center 2022 Symposium's in-person programming has been canceled. The sessions will be provided virtually at a later date; please check this site for updates. If you have already registered, be on the lookout for an email with refund information. We apologize for the inconvenience. The opening reception has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Registration is required.

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