Opening Reception of “Mas: Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community” at CHS

August 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

We were thrilled to be invited back to Hartford’s Connecticut Historical Society and Museum to photograph the lively opening reception for this year’s Mas: Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community exhibition.

This exhibit showcases Trinidad-style carnival costumes (Mas) made by Hartford teens during the summer 2016 Mas Camp, the sixth year of a collaboration of the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program and the Connecticut International Cultural Carnival Association under the direction of Linford “Junior” Miller.

The colorful and elaborate costumes on display are similar to those worn in West Indian celebrations around the world, and were presented by the teens at Hartford’s Taste of the Caribbean Festival and West Indian Parade earlier this month.

Learn about Hartford’s Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival
Learn about Hartford’s West Indian Parade
Visit the Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library


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