‘SOUL OF A NATION’ OPENS AT BROOKLYN MUSUEM
By Erin White
September 16, 2018
Opening this weekend at the Brooklyn Museum is the exhibition, ‘Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power’, an introspective and critical examination of the broad spectrum of Black artistry from 1963 to 1983—some of the most politically charged and socially revolutionary years in America’s history. Organized by Tate Modern in collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, and The Broad, Los Angeles, the show includes more than 150 pieces directly addressing “the unjust social conditions facing Black Americans” through graphic design, oblique references to racial violence, political prisoners, and activist assassinations, sculptures, and paintings.
The exhibit was curated by Tate Modern’s Mark Godfrey (Senior Curator, International Art) and Zoe Whitley (Curator, International Art), along with the Brooklyn Museum’s Ashley James (Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art). It features work from the likes of Faith Ringgold, Barkley Hendricks, Betye Saar, Emma Amos, and many others.
‘Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power’ is on exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum September 14, 2018–February 3, 2019.