Black power and beauty on display as ‘Soul of a Nation’ opens in San Francisco

“What’s Going On” by Barkley Hendricks is featured in the “Soul of a Nation” art exhibit. Photo:(A.R. Shaw for Steed Media)

“The artists featured in ‘Soul of a Nation’ were on the front lines of creating social and political change,” Campbell said. “Their work changed the course of the art historical canon, and with this exhibition, we continue to tell a truer, more holistic story of what American art is.

“The work is as relevant today as it was when created. It is my distinct honor to welcome this incredibly important exhibition to the de Young Museum in San Francisco and introduce these artists to the next generation of change-makers.”

Photo credit: A.R. Shaw for Steed Media


A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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