Art Talk Tuesday
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Tuesday, February 9 at 12pm on Zoom
Does art have the power to impact lives or change attitudes? Can a work of art stir our consciences and mobilize us to action? Do artists have an obligation to use their work as a mechanism through which a political movement can be furthered? Those are just some of the questions that will be addressed in Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. The year 1963 might have marked the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, ending slavery in the South, but poverty, prejudice, racism, segregation, and frustration were still rampant in this country. Marsha Holm, a docent with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, will explore how Black artists responded to these social and cultural conditions.