Studio LIVE | Sadie Barnette x Legacy Russell

Installation view of Sadie Barnette: The New Eagle Creek Saloon
Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, September 29, 2019 – January 26, 2020
Photo: Jeff McLane

Aug 20, 2020


Watch & Listen 2020, Watch & Listen, Studio Live, Sadie Barnette

On Thursday, August 20, at 6:00 pm EDT (3:00 pm PDT) join us for an intimate Instagram live conversation between artist Sadie Barnette (2014–15 artist in residence) and Legacy Russell, Associate Curator, Exhibitions.

Barnette’s ongoing collaboration with her father, Rodney Barnette, remains a pivotal site of intimacy and creative inspiration for the artist. Rodney Barnette founded the Compton, CA chapter of the Black Panther Party. From 1990–93 he established and operated the New Eagle Creek Saloon, the first Black-owned gay bar in San Francisco. Barnette’s recent drawings, sculptures, and installations have incorporated the 500-page FBI surveillance file kept on her father. Barnette and Russell will discuss queer histories, familial legacies, and Black futurity, as represented in Barnette’s practice. 

To watch the talk, visit the Studio Museum’s Instagram page at 6:00 pm EDT (3:00 pm PDT).

Follow Sadie Barnette here:
Instagram: @sadiebarnette

Studio LIVE

The Studio Museum in Harlem is deeply committed to finding dynamic ways to connect and engage with our audiences both on- and offline. Designed as a way for our audiences to engage digitally in real-time with artists, curators, thought-leaders, and cultural luminaries the Studio Museum’s online series Studio LIVE invites members of the Studio Museum community to take up and take over the Museum’s digital platforms as public forum and site of creative exploration.