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Live Stream: Soul of a Nation Symposium

Soul of a Nation: Artists in Conversation
Featuring exhibition artists and curators reflecting on art, politics, music, and community in the age of Black Power.
Saturday, Feb. 3, 9:45 am to 5 pm | the sold-out symposium will be streamed live at the OSU Museum of Art

On Feb. 3, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR, will introduce Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. 
To celebrate the critically acclaimed exhibition, a symposium will bring together artists and curators for a round of insightful conversations on the opening day.

Join us to watch it at the only official viewing site in Oklahoma: OSU Museum of Art, 720 South Husband Street
Doors open at 9:45 for the special occassion. Come and go event. No RSVP required.


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Symposium Program

Soul of a Nation Poster

Exhibition Information


Symposium Schedule
more details here

9:45 Welcoming Remarks from Rod Bigelow 
Crystal Bridges Executive Director and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

10:00 Opening Discussion with Mark Godfrey and Zoe Whitley
Tate Modern Curators

10:30 Conversation with artists Betye Saar and Alison Saar
moderated by Lauren Haynes

11:15 Panel Discussion: AfriCOBRA, with founding artists Jae Jarrell and Wadsworth Jarrell, Carolyn Lawrence, and Gerald Williams
moderated by Romi Crawford

1:30 Panel Discussion: Photography, a conversation with Ming Smith, Adger Cowans, and Dawoud Bey

2:15 Artist Conversation: Melvin Edwards and William T. Williams
with Lauren Haynes

3:15 Panel Discussion: Role of Artists in Education, a conversation Randy Williams, Dana Chandler, and William T. Williams
moderated by Sandra Jackson-Dumont

4:00 Artist Conversation: Lorraine O'Grady 
with Zoe Whitley

4:30 Artist Conversation: Faith Ringgold
with Mark Godfrey 


Originally developed by the Tate Modern in London, Crystal Bridges is one of only two American venues to host this important exhibition. Following its debut in Bentonville, Soul of a Nation travels to the Brooklyn Museum in New York.