Soul Of A Nation: Art In The Age of Black Power New Exhibition At The Museum For Fine Arts

Exhibition Runs Through August 30th

Style Magazine Newswire | 7/3/2020, 3:28 p.m.
Beginning today, Saturday, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black ...
John Biggers, The Stream Crosses the Path, 1961, oil and tempera on panel, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Mandell. © 2020 John T. Biggers Estate / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY, Estate Represented by Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

Beginning today, Saturday, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, featuring work by more than 60 Black artists and exploring what it meant to be a Black artist in America during two revolutionary decades, from the 1960s to the early 1980s. In thematic sections, Soul of a Nation showcases artists from across the United States, with an emphasis on groups in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles; a special focus on artist Betye Saar; and a dedicated section on Houston artists. The exhibition, orga- nized by Tate Modern in London, was slated to open in Houston in April but was delayed because of the pandemic lockdown at the previous venue in San Francisco, the de Young Museum. Soul of a Nation will be on view at the MFAH through August 30 as the final presentation of a three-year tour, accompanied by a roster Lorraine O’Grady, Art Is ... (Girlfriends Times Two), 1983/2009, c-print in 40 parts, edition of 8 + 1 AP, courtesy of Alexander Gray Associates, New York. © Lorraine O’Grady / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY of online programs and films.

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