Soul Of A Nation: Art In The Age Of Black Power

Spanning the period 1963–83, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power explores how the category ‘Black Art’ was defined, rejected and redefined by artists across the United States.

Art Exhibition previously on at Tate Modern in City of London, United Kingdom.
From Wednesday 12 July 2017 to Sunday 22 October 2017

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A rare opportunity to see the art which established ‘Black Art’ within America’s history

Most of the works are on display in the UK for the first time and introduce the UK audience to American artists such as Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Lorraine O’Grady and Betye Saar, alongside prominent British Guyanese painter Frank Bowling who was resident in New York much of this time.

Beginning with the establishment of Spiral art collective in 1963, the exhibition explores how debate raged among and beyond African American visual artists as to what it meant to make and show art, who it was for and how to relate it to the Civil Rights movement and other campaigns for racial empowerment.