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

September 15 | 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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10:30 am–5 pm

Cantor Auditorium (3rd floor) and Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing (4th and 5th floors)

Celebrate the opening of the special exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power with art, conversation, and performance, exploring the broad spectrum of Black artistic practice between 1963 and 1983. Learn about the groundbreaking work on view in a behind-the-scenes tour with Ashley James, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art. Then, join us for a daylong symposium including a keynote address by scholar Margo N. Crawford and conversations with pioneering artists in the exhibition, including David Driskell, Sam Gilliam, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Faith Ringgold, Herb Robinson, and Ming Smith.

Tickets, which include Museum admission, are $25 ($20 for Members) for the entire program; $16 ($14 for Members) excluding the curator tour. To receive the Member code, email [email protected] with your full name and Membership ID. Not a Member? Join today!

To request accommodations such as assistive listening devices and ASL interpretation, email us at [email protected]
Image caption and credit: Wadsworth A. Jarrell (American, born 1929). Revolutionary (Angela Davis), 1971. Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 64 x 51 in. (162.6 x 129.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of R. M. Atwater, Anna Wolfrom Dove, Alice Fiebiger, Joseph Fiebiger, Belle Campbell Harris, and Emma L. Hyde, by exchange, Designated Purchase Fund, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund, 2012.80.18. © Wadsworth A. Jarrell. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)


September 15
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238