madison moore at Sadie Barnette’s The New Eagle Creek Saloon, 2019, installed at The Kitchen, New York, 2022; photo: Walter Wlodarczyk

TRAXXX: Black Queer Nightlife in Hi-Fidelity with madison moore

Related Exhibition Sadie Barnette: The New Eagle Creek Saloon

Thursday, May 4, 2023

6 p.m.

Gina and Stuart Peterson White Box, Floor 4

This event takes place on a First Thursday, when museum admission is free for Bay Area residents.

Within Sadie Barnette’s The New Eagle Creek Saloon, join us for a hybrid performance, lecture, and dance party led by artist-scholar and DJ madison moore.

TRAXXX is an invitation for you to come and catch the beat. Black queer dance floors have always served something else — a vibrant and vibrating antidote to the here and now. The most important clubs in Black queer nightlife history, from The Warehouse in Chicago to Paradise Garage in New York, were known for serving ovah beats, guiding clubbers eager to ride waveforms to other dimensions. What do these frequencies of Black queerness make possible?”

— madison moore

Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar. Please note, the bar is cash only. There is no ATM on site.

Accessibility Information

Seating is available at this event. For any other accommodations, please email publicengagement@sfmoma.org 10 days prior to the event, and we will do our best to fulfill your request.

About madison moore

madison moore is an artist-scholar, DJ, and assistant professor of Critical Studies in the USC Roski School of Art and Design. His research is broadly invested in the aesthetic, sonic, and spatial strategies queer and trans people of color use to thrive in the face of rolling catastrophe. His first book, Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric (Yale University Press, 2018), offers a cultural analysis of fabulousness as a practice of resistance. He is currently writing a new book called How to Go Clubbing that offers a journey through the iridescence of queer nightlife.

Major support for First Thursdays is provided by Dana and Bob Emery, illy, and United Airlines.

Generous support is provided by Nancy and Alan Schatzberg and Kay Harrigan Woods.

Additional support is provided by Yerba Buena Community Benefit District.