‘Soul of a Nation’ at The Broad celebrates black artists

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Jeff Donaldson, Wives of Sango, 1971. Paint, foil and ink on cardboard. 36 1/4 x 25 9/16 in. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Photo courtesy of Jameela K. Donaldson

A new exhibit at The Broad is called “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963−1983.” It features paintings, sculptures, murals, and photography from dozens of influential African American artists, including LA-based artists like Betye Saar and Charles White.


Barkley L. Hendricks, Icon for My Man Superman (Superman Never Saved Any Black People –BobbySeale), 1969. Oil, acrylic and aluminum leaf on linen canvas, 59 1/2 × 48 in. Photo courtesy of the artist’s estate and Jack Shainman Gallery

Roy DeCarava, Couple walking, 1979. Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper. 27.9 x 35.6 in. Photo courtesy of Sherry DeCarava and the DeCarava Archives