Take the “Soul of a Nation” Video Tour August 19, 2020

Not only does “Soul of a Nation” explore what it meant to be a Black artist in the tumultuous era of the ’60s through the ’80s, but it also depicts the grace and strength carried within one’s skin when existing is its own act of resistance. From sculpture to black-light art, the show captures visual artists exploring survival and political unrest within the country that they simultaneously called home. —“Texas Monthly”

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power brings together the work of Black artists over two revolutionary decades, from the Civil Rights movement in the early 1960s to the emergence of identity politics in the early 1980s.

This narrated video tour takes you through the exhibition virtually. Delve into the works of art with stops that feature insights and commentary from artists and community leaders. Experience the presentation for yourself at the MFAH, where Soul of a Nation is on view through August 30. Plan ahead for your visit.

This exhibition is organized by Tate Modern, London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; Brooklyn Museum, New York; The Broad, Los Angeles; and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Major support provided by:


Additional generous support provided by:
The African American Art Advisory Association (5A) at the MFAH