Tag Archives: Birmingham

Retiring From the Royal Court: Beaux Arts Krewe Corresponding Secretary Retires After 33 Years

Winston Carl of Mountain Brook can recall nearly the entire history of Birmingham’s Beaux Arts Krewe, because her mother was there for its beginning and then passed along her position to Carl. After holding the slightly undefinable job of corresponding secretary/liaison between the ball’s king and queen, Carl is retiring from the volunteer position she

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Krewe in the News

From the Birmingham Museum of Art Newsletter: The Birmingham Beaux Arts Krewe, founded in 1966, is a major supporter of the collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art. Each year, the Krewe donates a substantial amount to the Krewe Acquisition Fund, which has enabled the Museum to purchase important works for the collection over the

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A Whole New World: Krewe Ball Queen Carolyn McCalley, King Thomas Amason Reign Supreme

Guests were transported to an Arabian night in Agrabah at the 49th annual Beaux Arts Krewe Ball. The Aladdin-themed event was held Feb. 5 at Birmingham’s Boutwell Auditorium and benefitted the Birmingham Museum of Art. This year, 30 young women were presented, escorted by their fathers and members of the Krewe. Though they didn’t arrive

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How the Beaux Arts Krewe Ball Began

Every year, right around the time Mardi Gras celebrations are being held elsewhere, the Boutwell Auditorium of Birmingham is transformed into a carnival‐style ballroom to celebrate the annual Beaux Arts Krewe Ball. The Krewe celebrated its 48th ball this past February, during which 29 young women of Birmingham made their debut into society. The Krewe doesn’t

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2020 Ball Invitation Pickup