Quarterly Exhibit Series: The Tout Ensemble: Edmond deCelle & the Studio DeCelle

  • Presented By: Mobile Carnival Museum
  • Dates: May 2, 2019 - June 30, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Mobile Carnival Museum
  • Address: 355 Government St., Mobile, AL 36602
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: $8 adults; see website for more info
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Featuring over seventy works of varied mediums, this exhibit is a robust celebration of a great artist of Carnival and Mobile. For over fifty years, deCelle was the principle designer for the Order of Myths, the oldest parading society of Mardi Gras in this nation. He designed for over a dozen other mystic societies as well. Float designs comprise only a portion of the exhibit, paintings that show how deCelle and Carnival are integral to Mobile art and life dominant the show.  Themes of the port, art, fashion, preservation, urbanity, and much else animate the show. Gorgeous textiles, including gowns, vestments, and trains show how Edmond deCelle and his wife Kathryn Taylor shaped Mardi Gras, couture, and performing art fashion via their atelier, the Studio deCelle.