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

Tickets to this special exhibition include General Admission access. 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.

Beginning July 4, The Broad is offering free access to Soul of a Nation all day every Thursday in July and August! Free admission will be on a walk-up basis; Thursday timeslots in July and August are therefore not available for advance reservations.

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.

Soul of a Nation tickets do not include access Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, 2013. To experience this artwork, a separate signup is required after you enter the museum with your admission ticket. Learn more about how to see this artwork.

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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Admission for non-student visitors 18 and older.


Student (18+ w/ valid student ID)

Visitors who have purchased student tickets may be asked to show identification to be admitted at the discounted price.


Child (17 and under)


Every guest requires a ticket, including all children who are 17 and under. One adult must accompany every two children.


Audio Guide


Note: The audio guide is focused on works from the Broad collection and does not include stops for Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983.

Get the most out of your visit to The Broad with 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.

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