Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Tate Modern
Until July 22
This summer, a landmark exhibition will pay tribute to black artists of the Civil Rights movement. “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” will begin at the Tate Modern in July.
Elizabeth Catlett, Black Unity, 1968, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, (c) Catlett Mora Family Trust/ DACS, London/ VAGA, NY 2017

The exhibition, which covers the period from 1963 – 1983, will raise questions surrounding the purpose of art both during and beyond the birth of black power, while also turning attention to its consumers during this tumultuous time.

More than 150 works by over 60 artists will feature in “Soul of a Nation”, many going on display in the UK for the first time.

This fascinating exhibition will give visitors a chance to see how this era of great civil unrest, also proved to be a turning point for America’s cultural identity.


Tate Modern, Bankside, London
Tube: Southwark/Blackfriars
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu, Sat, Sun 10am-6pm; Fri 10am-10pm
Entry fee:
Adult: £15, Concessions: £13.10, Under 12s: Free
July 12 - July 22


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