Then and Now: Art in the Age of Black Power

AnOther magazine revisits some of the iconic artists who have come to define the Black Power Movement in the US.

Barkley L. Hendricks, Icon for My Man Superman (Superman Never Saved Any Black People – Bobby Seale), 1969 © Barkley L. Hendricks. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Writing for AnOther magazine, Belle Hutton looks to the Tate Modern, London's exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. Hutton takes readers on a crash course on the pioneering artists of the Black Power Movement and traces their influence to today's contemporary Black creators and makers.

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power will be on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston from June 27 through August 30, its final stop during a three-year tour.

“In these works, and in countless others, is the power of art to uplift, showcase, describe and demonstrate the black experience – sometimes in uncomfortable but entirely necessary, vital ways." - Belle Hutton