“Curator Lecture on Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, 1963–1983” Timothy Burgard, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

JPRI Editors   February 2020

Monday – February 24, 2020 – 5:45 PM
HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619

Come join us for an illustrated lecture on the making of this internationally acclaimed exhibition (organized by Tate Modern and traveling across the United States). Soul of a Nation celebrates art made by Black artists during two pivotal decades when issues of race and identity dominated and defined both public and private discourse.

The de Young’s presentation includes a focus on Bay Area artists whose work promoted personal and cultural pride, collective solidarity and empowerment, and political and social activism. Honoring the incredible legacy of Black Power in the San Francisco Bay Area, the de Young museum is hosting a line-up of programming and partners tied to celebrating this landmark exhibition. Featuring renowned artists, performers, musicians, activists, civic leaders, and others, these programs welcome special guests from around the Bay Area to bring Black Power to the forefront.

Speaker Bio
Timothy Anglin Burgard is the Distinguished Senior Curator-in-Charge of the American Art Department for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, where he recently installed the exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, 1963-1983.

He is the curator of 29 exhibitions, the installation curator for 16 traveling exhibitions, and the author or co-author of 17 books and 9 articles. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including a full-tuition President’s Fellowship from Columbia University, and the Silver Medal of the Royal Society of Arts in London. As a curator, he has pursued his strong interest in contextual, interdisciplinary, and multicultural studies that have transformed traditional categorizations of American art and culture.

5:45-7:00 Lecture + Audience Q&A
7:00-7:45 Reception

FREE and open to the public

Holy Names University (HNU) is located at 3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619. This event will be held in the HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts (VCPA). Click on the following links for driving directions and a campus map (VCPA is marked "D" on the map).

This program is co-presented by the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at Holy Names University.

     Holy Names University  

     3500 Mountain Blvd

     Oakland, CA 94619