Artists Studio: Rodney McMillian

“[Rodney McMillian] has rigorously honed his craft.”

Conceptual artist Rodney McMillian will present his musical performance Hanging with Clarence, based on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ 1985 commencement address at Savannah State University that was rich with conservative views on social programs, race, and sexual harassment. Performed by McMillian and two back-up singers, the theater work uses Thomas’ speech as its text, while weaving in the artist’s music and poetry.


The 2022 Artists Studio series is supported in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo: Katie Falkenberg

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October 15, 2022

Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 7:00pm & 9:00pm
Tickets: $45 (plus fees)

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