Melvin Edwards in ‘Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power’
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is the final venue to present 'Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power', a group exhibition organised by Tate, London. Bringing together a wide range of works, the exhibition explores what it means to be a Black artist during two revolutionary decades in American history.
The show features works by more than 60 Black artists, from the height of the Civil Rights movement in the early 1960s to the emergence of identity politics in the early 1980s. Unfolding in thematic sections, the presentation places special emphasis on aligned groups in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and another focus on the work of artist Betye Saar. Among the many other artists featured are Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Roy DeCarava, Melvin Edwards, David Hammons, Lorraine O’Grady, and Faith Ringgold.