Making Mardi Gras

Virtual Presentations February 8–March 22, 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.

This year's event is generously sponsored by Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World and Kern Studios.

Due to health concerns, the 2022 Williams Research Center Symposium will be presented as a virtual event. Participation is free and registration is encouraged. Anyone who paid registration fees for the originally scheduled in-person experience has received an email with information about refunds.

Making Mardi Gras Symposium 2022 - Explore the symposium