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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

February 3 – April 23, 2018

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, installation view, Tate Modern, London (2017)

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, installation view, Tate Modern, London (2017)

Press Release

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
February 3 – April 23, 2018
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR 

The institution's press release follows: 

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists to an important period in American history and art. Featuring the work of 60 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.

Developed by the Tate Modern in London and debuting in the US at Crystal Bridges, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power examines the influences, including the civil rights movement, Minimalism, and abstraction, on artists such as Romare Bearden, Noah Purifoy, Martin Puryear, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Alma Thomas, Charles White, and William T. Williams.