The exhibition Soul of a Nation celebrates the work of more than 60 Black artists, made during two revolutionary decades in American history—beginning in 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement. In a wide and compelling range of works, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power brings into focus the varying aesthetic strategies and debates around what it has meant to be a Black artist.

Organized by Tate Modern in London, the exhibition includes artists from across the United States, with sections devoted to groups in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and, for the MFAH presentation, Houston.

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power | April 26–July 19, 2020

► Publication
The illustrated exhibition catalogue is available through the MFA Shop (713.639.7360) and the Museum’s Hirsch Library (713.639.7325).

► Audio Guide
The optional audio guide delves deeper into selected works of art. Offered in both English and Spanish. Audio-guide players, based on availability, are located at the exhibition entrance​.



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: