Soul Of A Nation

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Multiple dates from Saturday, March 23rd to Sunday, September 1st

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Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983

Price: $12-$18

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

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 revolutionary decades in American history, 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 BeardenBarkley HendricksNoah PurifoyMartin PuryearFaith RinggoldBetye SaarAlma ThomasCharles 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.

The Broad is offering free admission to Soul of a Nation every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. (last entry at 7 p.m.) during the exhibition’s run. Families attending The Broad’s Family Weekend Workshops in May and June will receive free access to Soul of a Nation and participate in artmaking workshops inspired by the works on view in the exhibition. From February through May, the museum will host hundreds of students in grades 6-12 for free through its Art+Story and Art+Rhyme programs, which helps children explore art through creative writing and poetry. For information on how to bring school groups to The Broad or how to bring your youth group to The Broad during the summer, please check the School Visits page


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. 


The Broad Museum
221 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles

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