Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures

This Thursday night, July 13, there will be a little taste of Mardi Gras in July at the Odgen Museum of Southern Art. I am a member of a local group of crazy women called the Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures. We protect endangered pleasures like afternoon naps, martini lunches, sex after marriage, and, lately, living in New Orleans. We started a Mardi Gras Luncheon-and-Marching-Parade group five years ago and all of the (now over 100) women make their own bustiers out of Mardi Gras Beads. You can’t imagine how fabulous they are until you see them. Richard Gruber, the director of the Ogden Museum, has had the good taste to recognize our work as bona fide honest-to-god art, and he is putting us in a museum!

The Beaded Bustier Exhibit opens with a reception on Thursday night at the museum on Camp Street, across from the CAC, at 6:00. I will be there wearing my 2006 creation, “Perpetual Blues Machine.”

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

925 Camp Street
504-539-9600

2 Comments so far

  1. Lisa (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 7:58 am

    Thats really cool! I love the Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures and always look for y’all at MG! Your bustiers are just amazing!I got some beads from one of your group members at MG 05! How long will this exhibit be up? We’ll be in town for Satchmo Fest…


  2. Adrastos (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 12:43 pm

    You sound like the Village Green Preservation Society. Singing: “god save tudor houses, warm beer and virginity.”



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