The exhibition celebrates the dynamic contributions of Black Artists during a pivotal period in American history from 1963 to 1983.
The civil rights movement made crucial progress toward equality by 1963. During this turbulent era, artists engaged in robust debates on the role of art.
While all of that, the artists in Soul of Nation were profoundly aware of these political visions and different senses of self, and each took an aesthetic position in relation to them.
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.
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 exhibition took a place in LA, March 23 to September 1st, 2019
Location: 221 S. Grand Av., LA
Our amazing video blogger Sasha Hart made a video about this interesting exhibition.
Video by @sashahartnyc