LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville will break out its Mardi Gras beads Feb. 28 when its library system throws “Mardi Gras @ the Library: Perspectives on the People and Culture of New Orleans.”
The multidisciplinary event at Ekstrom Library is designed to allow students to study a real-world topic from a variety of academic and cultural perspectives.
Professors in fields from English to public health will give talks, University Libraries’ Photographic Archives will display original art and historic photographs, and U of L’s African American Theatre program and jazz studies department will offer live entertainment.
During the festivities, University Libraries will raise money for the Louisiana Library Disaster Relief Fund through an online and silent auction of New Orleans-inspired paintings by upper division U of L students and other items. The auction will open at 5 p.m. Feb. 27 with a reception and will close March 3. Paintings and other exhibits will remain on display at the library through March.
All of the events are free and open to the public. Complete details are online.
For more information, call Anna Marie Johnson at 502-852-1491 or David Horvath at 502-852-7589.