Exhibit Highlights in the Italian Gallery
New "Carnevale" Exhibit Opening Sun., February 4, 2018 from 2-4 p.m.in the Italian Gallery of Ethnic Heritage Museum.
Palm Weaving Workshop Sun., March 18 from 2-4 p.m. SAVE THE DATE
The history of "Carnevale" or (Carnevale de Venezia) was first celebrated in Venice 1094 and officially sanctioned in that city since 1296. Carnevale is the last celebration before lent begins on Ash Wednesday. The Celebratiion of Carnevale is the Italian version of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, using beads instead of oranges.
The Italian Gallery displays costumes worn at Carnevale, beads, and masks. The festival is world famous for its elaborate masks. The Italian Galery displays are amazing and docents will share this fine history with visitors.