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Event: 'Backstage At The McNay: Cornyation: The Early Years Of Fiesta Irreverence, 1951–1964' Print
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Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Backstage at the McNay: Cornyation: The Early Years of Fiesta Irreverence, 1951–1964

Thursday, March 14, 6:30 pm, Chiego Lecture Hall

An official Fiesta Event®

 

Amy Stone, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Trinity University, shares fascinating photographs and other discoveries about Cornyation, first staged in 1951. Reminisce the early years of Cornyation and see how parodying Fiesta royalty—including gowns with elaborate trains—continues today.

 

Image: Her Highness, the Queen of Garden Patches, Miss Jeanie Muerer, from the 1955 Court of the Enchanted Barnyard. Photo courtesy of the Institute of Texan Cultures.

 

The opinions of this speaker do not necessarily reflect the views of the museum. Some imagery presented may be objectionable for some audiences, especially younger viewers.



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