The Beat on the Street: Second Lines, Mardi Gras Indians, and the Photography of Gary Samson
February 12 - March 28, 2014
Join us for an exhibition of photographs and folk art with a focus on the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans. This working class, African-American tradition is distinctively part of New Orleans’s parade culture, and more broadly related to black Carnival celebrations throughout the world.
On Wednesday, February 12, the exhibition opens with a showing of Bury the Hatchet from 3-5:00PM at the UNH Memorial Union Building, Theater I. The event will feature guest Big Chief Alfred Doucette of the Flaming Arrows. He will answer questions about the film and this centuries old tradition in a moderated discussion.
An opening reception follows at the University Museum from 5:30-7:00PM. The exhibit, film, and reception are free and open to the public.
The exhibition is underwritten, in part, by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.
We have a growing collection of UNH memorabilia and historic artifacts. We consider donations and have accepted over 1,000 items from approximately 100 donors. Donations are most often from alumni and their families and include a range of items from freshman beanies and scrapbooks to costumes and fraternity dance favors.
We are always looking for donations of memorabilia, in particular, items from the 1940s to the present. Please contact the curator, Dale Valena, if you have something you'd like to donate.