The Brooklyn Museum will open “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power,” a collection of over 150 works from 1963 to 1983 by sixty Black artists. The artworks were a collective response to one of the most important political and social movements in the United States and will be displayed side-by-side starting September 14th for the first time. The collection will feature works by Faith Ringgold, Emory Douglas, Jack Whitten, Melvin Edwards, Barkley Hendricks, Emma Amos and more.
“Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power“ is organized by Tate Modern in collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, and The Broad, Los Angeles, and curated by Mark Godfrey, Senior Curator, International Art, and Zoe Whitley, Curator, International Art, Tate Modern. The Brooklyn Museum presentation is curated by Ashley James, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum.
Leadership support for this exhibition is provided by the Ford Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art, and Universal Music Group. Additional support is provided by Christie’s, Raymond Learsy, Saundra Williams-Cornwell and W. Don Cornwell, the Hayden Family Foundation, Carol Sutton Lewis and William Lewis, and Connie Rogers Tilton.