Meet the Folks Behind In the Arena

(Barrel racer Kysariah Brinson shows off her custom hat, which features her horse, Chad. Brinson will be at the Museum June 3 for the special event | Photo by Gabriela Hasbun)

Celebrating Black Rodeo:
Meet Those In the Arena

Dive deeper into the original High Desert Museum exhibition In the Arena: Photographs from America’s Only Touring Black Rodeo. Photographer Gabriela Hasbun and barrel racer Kysariah Brinson will meet visitors at the Museum on Saturday, June 3 to share more about Black rodeo!

Hasbun’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone and other publications. She documented the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo for more than a decade, photographing the showstopping style and skill of Black cowboys and cowgirls.

Brinson has participated in rodeo since she was 9 years old and competes nationally. She intends to engage kids while at the Museum with rodeo-themed activities.

Ropers and Riders: Learn about In the Arena
Saturday, June 3
Free with Museum admission
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