Art in the Age of Black Power






Benny-Andrews

Benny Andrews. “Did the Bear Sit Under a Tree?,” 1969. Oil on canvas. (Private Collection/Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — In July, a month before white racists gathered in Charlottesville for a torchlight parade followed by a violent Unite the Right rally, the Tate Modern in London opened an exhibition called “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.” It was a resounding success, not just because the subject was newly topical but because it galvanized audiences with its emotional and visual power.

 

 

 

Elizabeth-Catlett-PHOTOARTIST-CREDIT

Elizabeth Catlett. “Black Unity,” 1968, made with cedar. (Edward C. Robison III/Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art)

 

 

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