Tour Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983 to songs by James Brown, Gil Scott-Heron, and others from the Soul of a Nation playlist, curated by Quincy Jones for The Broad, for free on Sundays at 11:15 a.m. in June.
Visitor Services Associates will provide audio devices and exhibition commentary.
Los Angeles Black artists of the '60s and '70s created performances and installations to imbue their art and the everyday life of their communities with African rituals and traditions. In doing so, they transformed how art forms and artists were defined. Drawing from the radical experimentation pioneered by artists of the Black Arts Movement, this two-part series features live music by innovators of free jazz alongside younger artists at the intersections of jazz, R&B, electronic, hip-hop, and soul. The title takes its inspiration from LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) and Larry Neal’s Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro-American Writing. Tickets include access to the Soul of a Nation special exhibition and The Broad's third floor galleries during the event.
July 17, 2019 - Roscoe Mitchell + Brett Carson, Busdriver, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Teebs, and Mecca Vazie Andrews
August 14, 2019 - Anthony Braxton + Jacqueline Kerrod, Kelsey Lu, Beans, Jimetta Rose, and Maurice Harris
Experience an evening of music inspired by Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983. In celebration of this landmark exhibition, The Broad invited the legendary Quincy Jones to curate an evening of music inspired by the artists and artwork in the exhibition. The evening will be emceed by Bozoma ("Boz") Saint John, chief marketing officer at Endeavor, a global leader in entertainment, sports, and fashion operating in more than 30 countries with a portfolio of companies including WME, IMG, and UFC. Musical performers include GRAMMY-nominated musician and producer Terrace Martin, Cory Henry, Arin Ray, Eryn Allen Kane, and Alex Isley.
Jones will introduce the night in-person on the East West Bank Stage on The Broad's outdoor plaza, along with a special video in which he speaks to his experiences as an African American artist who has broken barriers in nearly every facet of the entertainment industry. This program is produced by Quincy Jones Productions, Inc.
Please note this event is standing room only and the concert takes place on the lawn of the outdoor plaza adjacent to the museum – there will be no seating. Tickets include access to Soul of a Nation and The Broad's third floor galleries during the event.
The Broad will offer a series of FREE gallery talks on Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983 on Thursdays at 7 p.m. The series of talks begins Thursday, May 2 and runs through the end of July. Free advance tickets can be booked, and each talk will have limited, walk-up admission on a first-come, first-served basis.
These talks will offer unique perspectives on the art, artists, and era of Soul of a Nation from some of the gallerists and cultural leaders who were working during the 1960s through the early 1980s, as well as from community activists organizing today in South Los Angeles and emerging artists who have been influenced by the artists featured in Soul of a Nation. The series was co-curated in part by The Southern California Library. Learn more about the exhibition.
May 2, 2019 - Eric Hanks
May 9, 2019 - Kohshin Finley
May 16, 2019 - Yardenna Aaron
May 23, 2019 - Savannah Wood
May 30, 2019 - Dale Brockman Davis
June 6, 2019 - Dr. Todd Boyd
June 13, 2019 - Phoebe Beasley
June 27, 2019 - Damien Sojoyner and Hasani Simons
July 11, 2019 - Kamil Oshundara
July 18, 2019 - Texas Isaiah
July 25, 2019 - Janette Robinson Flint
Saturday, May 4-5 and Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9
Timed tickets available every thirty minutes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Broad's Family Weekend Workshops offer free art-focused activities and cooking demonstrations from acclaimed chef Timothy Hollingsworth's Otium restaurant, located next to the museum. Reserve free advance tickets for your family to guarantee entrance into the event. Walk-up entries available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Families with Family Weekend Workshop wristbands receive free access to Soul of a Nation.
Workshops give families the opportunity to make their own souvenirs to take home, inspired by works in the Broad collection and the special exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983. Family Weekend Workshops are for families with children ages 3 and up.