Friends of the Lafayette Library Presents:
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983
part of the Wonders Of the World docent lecture series
Organized by Tate Modern, London, in collaboration with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and several other museums, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983 offers a survey of diverse artistic responses to the most seismic years of Black social activism. The exhibition addresses important artistic collectives, the rise of the Black Power movement, the greater social impact of the 1965 Watts Rebellion in Los Angeles, and the distinct expressions of the Black Power movement which coursed through artistic engagement with photography, abstraction, figuration, painting, sculpture, assemblage, textile arts, and poster design. The de Young’s presentation includes a focus on Bay Area artists whose work promoted personal and cultural pride, collective solidarity and empowerment, and political and social activism.