Monday, February 3, 2020

Soul of a Nation


I am now a member of the deYoung Museum in San Francisco. I now am a member of the major museums in the Bay Area (Legion of Honor, SFMOMA, Oakland Musuem) which is quite scary. Sorry for the personal plug. Anyway, the deYoung has this great exhibit called "Soul of a Nation", it is art made by Bay Area African-American artists during the decades of Black Power (1963-1983). To me it was extremely powerful to see this art (Sorry if I have some weird angles as the exhibit is always packed):












Growing up in that era, it was nice to see art work by Bay Area African-American artists from that era that promoted personal and cultural pride as well as collective solidarity, empowerment and polticial and social activism.

19 comments:

  1. Happy Tuesday. Thanks for sharing your Museum's artwork. I think having art as a talent would always be a plus. :)

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  2. I enjoyed the variety presented in your photos. Beautiful artwork. It looks like a museum worth visiting.
    Good for you for supporting the museums!

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  3. That would certainly be an unusual place to visit. Very talented artwork :)

    I'm so glad to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

    My Corner of the World

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  4. It was a very important period to remember and recognize. - Margy

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  5. These are very powerful pieces. Thanks so much for sharing them! #MLSTL

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  6. Thanks for sharing an exhibition that I won't have a chance to see. Some powerful pieces of art here.

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  8. Good on you for being a member of so many interesting places Patrick. I'm not sure I'm "artistic" enough to appreciate this exhibition though - it's all a bit too weird for my simple taste!
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I've shared on my SM 😊

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  9. Hello, Wonderful exhibit! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day, have a happy week ahead.

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  10. Soul of a nation indeed! Such beautiful pieces of art!

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  11. Those are amazing pieces. Thank you very much for sharing them Patrick! Those museum memberships will ensure you have plenty of opportunities to see art at its very best. Would love it if you keep sharing them with us.
    Thanks for being the first person to link up with us, today.

    Happy #wordlesswednesday and a fabulous week ahead.
    Cheers
    Esha

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  12. Beautiful art. Glad you shared. :)

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  13. Interesting images this week Patrick! Thanks for sharing at #MLSTL.

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  15. I've not been there in some years. Need to fix that. Great post on some great art.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous day, Patrick. 😎

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  16. loved this would love to go there thanks for the tour have a soultastic rest of week :-)

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  17. Wow, very cool, Patrick! Definitely an era to be celebrated. And this art is very powerful. Thanks for sharing and linking up.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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