Soul of a Nation shines a light on the vital contribution of Black artists to a dramatic period in American art and history. The show opens with works from the early 1960s, at the height of the Civil Rights movement and its dreams of integration. Artists responded to these times by provoking, confronting, and confounding expectations. With most of the 150 artworks on display in the United Kingdom for the first time, the exhibition introduces more than 50 exceptional American artists, including influential figures such as Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Lorraine O’Grady and Betye Saar, among numerous others.
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