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Cameron Art Museum to feature costumes from HBO show 'Treme'

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Costumes from one of HBO's most popular shows will soon be on display at the Cameron Art Museum.

The exhibit, Well Suited The Costumes of Alonzo Wilson, will open Friday, May 17, featuring some of the elaborate outfits from the HBO drama, 'Treme.' A reception will be held from 6-9 p.m.

Wilson, the costumes' designer, was born and raised in Wilmington and started his career here. The award-winning artist has also designed costumes for other HBO shows, including 'The Wire.' He says he's excited about his work being featured in his hometown.

"Because I started here, it comes full circle," Wilson said. More of the pride of it is to share this with not just Wilmingtonians and my family but with the other film community that's still here."

The HBO series, 'Treme,' began three months after Hurricane Katrina. The story is about New Orleanians trying to rebuild their lives and unique culture in the aftermath of the devastating storm.

The 'Treme' costumes were recently on display at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, a prestigious art gallery in New Orleans. Wilson says its important for other cities, like Wilmington, to feel the experience.

"It's a chance for a culture that's locked inside of its own city to actually get exposure and maybe solidify that in New Orleans, post Katrina, there are things worth saving," Wilson says.

The exhibit runs from May 17-November 3. For more information on the Well Suited The Costumes of Alonzo Wilson show, contact the Cameron Art Museum.

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