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

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - Sunday, September 1, 2019
The Broad Museum 221 S. Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012 Map and directions

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.

The exhibition examines the influences, from the civil rights and Black Power movements to Minimalism and developments in abstraction, on artists such as 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.

Exhibition Information and Tickets
Mar 23, 2019 to Sep 1, 2019

The Broad
221 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Monday | CLOSED*
Tuesday | 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday | 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday | 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday | 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday | 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sunday | 10 a.m.–6 p.m. 

About the sponsor:
The Broad is a contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, the museum offers free general admission and presents an active program of rotating temporary exhibitions and innovative audience engagement. The Broad is home to 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide, and welcomes more than 800,000 visitors a year.