National Building Museum

Germane the Intersection of Storytelling, Architecture and Cultural Narrative

Thursday, November 10, 2022
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Germane Barnes Pop Up PorchIn-person NBM Late Night Program

A griot is a keeper of stories. What happens when architecture becomes a griot? Germane Barnes, Principal and Founder of Studio Barnes, designs in a variety of mediums including film, exhibitions, large scale installations, and furniture to investigate the connection between architecture and identity. By telling stories that explore the ways Black people have defined themselves and their communities, Barnes challenges our interpretations of what defines and shapes cultural narrative. Grab a drink before hearing from Barnes and viewing his short film You Can Always Come Home. After the presentation, enjoy live music, drinks, and light bites.

$20 Museum Member | $15 Student | $35 Non-member

(Food & Drink included in ticket price)

Program Schedule:
Welcome Drinks at 6pm
Lecture & Film Screening at 6:30pm
Open Exhibitions, Drinks, Light Bites, and DJ Set by DJ BO from 8 -10pm

By registering for this INTERSECTIONS program, you'll be entered into a raffle to win 2 FREE tickets to ARTECHOUSE's exhibition Ase: Afro Frequencies! You will also receive a special link for 20% off admission to the exhibition!

This program qualifies for 1.5 LU/HSW (AIA), 1.5 PDH (LA CES/ASLA).

Online ticket sales have ended but additional tickets will be for sale at the door starting at 6pm.

What are NBM Late Nights? These special evenings provide the opportunity to explore the National Building Museum's exhibitions and enjoy small bites and drinks before and after a performance or lecture.

For complimentary media access, please contact Karen Baratz, Baratz Communications. 

Spotlight on Design is generously supported by the Revada Foundation of the Logan Family, and the Anthony and Keiko Greenberg Foundation.

Image: PopUp Porch, courtesy of Germane Barnes

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