On a sunny Friday afternoon right before the world shut down for the holidays at the end of December, the creative team took a field trip to the De Young Museum in San Francisco to check out the acclaimed exhibition, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983. We met up with a docent for the afternoon tour and slowly shuffled around the downstairs space, overwhelmed by the colors, textures, and stories.


The exhibit showcased artists’ work during the tumultuous era of the 1960s and 1970s when the Black Power movement brought conversations about race and identity to the center stage. The various artists used different mediums such as photography, abstraction, figuration, painting, sculpture, assemblage, textile arts, and poster design to get their message across.