Apr. 12, 2018–Cart Blackwell – Director, Mobile Carnival Museum

Cartledge Weeden Blackwell, III – “Cart”
Cartledge Weeden Blackwell, III, is the curator of the Mobile Carnival Museum Blackwell was born in Selma, Alabama. He obtained undergraduate degrees in art history and historic preservation from the College of Charleston He received his MA in Architectural History from the University’s School of Architecture in 2008. His scholarly focus is the art and architecture of the 19th Century and 20th Century America, particularly that of the Southeast. Cart is currently working on two three books. One focuses on Alabama artist-designer Clara Weaver Parrish. A second is on the portraiture in Alabama, while a third, one on architect George B. Rogers, is the beginning stages of development. His writings have appeared in Alabama, Alabama Heritage, ARRIS, Mobile Bay Monthly, Access, and other publications. In addition to his research and writings, Cart also serves as the Alabama representative to the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, a board member of the Cahaba Foundation, a trustee of Wilmer Hall, and a board member of the Friends of the Alabama Department of Archives & History. From 2009 to 2017, Cart worked for the City of Mobile as part of the Mobile Historic Development Commission. From 2015 forward, he served as acting and then deputy director of the MHDC. H