Getting to the Soul of a Nation at the Broad + Brunch | 8/18

Getting to the Soul of a Nation at the Broad + Brunch | 8/18

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On Sunday August 18th, you are invited to dive into Soul of a Nation with us during a very special private guided tour at the Broad Museum.

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists made over two decades, beginning in 1963 at the height of the civil rights movement. Featuring the work of more than 60 influential artists and including vibrant paintings, powerful sculptures, street photography, murals, and more, this landmark exhibition is a rare opportunity to see era-defining artworks that changed the face of art in America.

Our tour will focus on the many female artists featured in this phenomenal exhibit, and we will mix and mingle over brunch at the beautiful and delicious Otium restaurant before the tour.

All tickets include the tour and entrance to the Soul of A Nation exhibit, and full experience tickets include 1 brunch item + coffee or tea (excluding the gnocchi & short rib, inclusive of tax + tip).

Full experience: $75 early bird through 8/3 at midnight; $80 thereafter
Tour/exhibit only: $40 early bird through 8/3 at midnight; $45 thereafter

*This event is guest-hosted by the amazing Christina Medrano (@christinabeeartistry), who is an LA native and Professional Makeup Artist and Licensed Esthetician. Learn more about her and her business here.*

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Full Event Schedule

11:30am | Brunch at Otium
222 South Hope Street

1:30pm | Women of Soul of A Nation tour at the Broad
221 S. Grand Avenue

2:30pm | Time to explore the museum (including Kusama’s Infinity Rooms), stop by MOCA across the street, hang in Grand Park or grab a drink on the terrace of Otium

*There is parking underneath the museum. Enter on 2nd St. between Hope St. and Grand Ave. $15 flat rate on weekends. Bike parking is free and located on the P1 level. Additional parking is available at other adjacent garages and lots around Grand Ave.*

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More about the exhibit:

Soul of a Nation explores how social justice movements, as well as stylistic evolutions in visual art (such as Minimalism and abstraction), were powerfully expressed in the work of artists including Romare Bearden, Barkley Hendricks, Noah Purifoy, Martin Puryear, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Alma Thomas, Charles White, and William T. Williams. Los Angeles-based artists appear throughout Soul of a Nation, and more deeply in three specific galleries, foregrounding the significant role of Los Angeles in the art and history of the civil rights movement and the subsequent activist era, and the critical influence and sustained originality of the city’s artists, many of whom have lacked wider recognition.