150th Anniversary Book, Proclamation Available

Commemorating the Rex Organization’s 150th Anniversary, Rex Historian Dr. Stephen Hales’ book, Rex: 150 Years of the School of Design provides a decade-by-decade account of a century and a half of colorful Rex history. The 2022 Rex Proclamation art print, by Royal Lithographer Matthew Hales, is also available for sale to the public. Purchase Now

Carnival Updates

Rex Announces 2024 Carnival Royalty

John Menge Eastman, Elizabeth Brent Montgomery to Reign as 2024 Rex Royalty (Read All)

Rex Foundation Awards 2024 Grants

$1.3 million in grants and commitments benefit New Orleans Schools (Read All)

Since the founding of the Rex Organization in 1872 its traditions have helped define Mardi Gras. Rex's Proclamation invites his subjects to the grand celebration of Carnival. His royal colors of purple, green, and gold are to this day the colors of Mardi Gras, and the song played in the first Rex parade, "If Ever I Cease to Love," has become Carnival's anthem. Rex and his Queen preside over the Rex Ball, Carnival's glittering conclusion.