Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983

@ The Broad


221 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Tickets to this special exhibition include General Admission access.

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists made over two decades, beginning in 1963 at the height of the civil rights movement. Soul of a Nation explores how social justice movements, as well as stylistic evolutions in visual art (such as Minimalism and abstraction), were powerfully expressed in the work of artists including Romare Bearden, Barkley Hendricks, Noah Purifoy, Martin Puryear, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Alma Thomas, Charles White, and William T. Williams. Los Angeles-based artists appear throughout Soul of a Nation, and more deeply in three specific galleries, foregrounding the significant role of Los Angeles in the art and history of the civil rights movement and the subsequent activist era, and the critical influence and sustained originality of the city’s artists, many of whom have lacked wider recognition.

Featuring the work of more than 60 influential artists and including vibrant paintings, powerful sculptures, street photography, murals and more, this landmark exhibition is a rare opportunity to see era-defining artworks that changed the face of art in America. Learn more about the exhibition.

Tickets are timed entry every 30 minutes.

On Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m., Soul of a Nation ticket holders can join a Women of Soul of a Nation tour, featuring the female artists in the exhibition.

This exhibition is organized by Tate Modern, London in collaboration with The Broad, Los Angeles, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas and Brooklyn Museum, New York. Curated by Mark Godfrey, Senior Curator, International Art and Zoe Whitley, Research Curator, Tate Modern. The Broad presentation is curated by Sarah Loyer, Associate Curator and Exhibitions Manager.

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Get the most out of your visit to The Broad an audio guide! Hear about the art you’ll see at The Broad from artists (like Kara Walker and John Baldessari) and curators, and get a new perspective on The Broad’s award-winning architecture. A special kids’ audio guide with Levar Burton inspires young art lovers to look, listen and learn.

Note: There are no audio stops for Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983.

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