Two Decades of Art from the 'Age of Black Power'

Sometimes you have to travel to see great art, and sometimes it comes to you. Earlier this year, the de Young wrangled an additional stop for the much-acclaimed Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983, organized by London’s Tate Modern and previously shown at the Brooklyn Museum, Arkansas’ Crystal Bridges Museum and at The Broad in Los Angeles. Showing art “forged in a crucible of institutionalized racism and codified prejudice” (not necessarily a historical state, despite the exhibition’s date range), the show includes work by Barkley L. Hendricks, Betye Saar, Romare Bearden and Faith Ringgold, along with an expanded slate of artists linked to the Bay Area. —Sarah Hotchkiss

November 9, 2019

de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., San Francisco

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