Virginia Jaramillo | Soul of a Nation | The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Hales is delighted to announce the inclusion of a seminal work by Virginia Jaramillo in Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. Developed in 2017 by Tate Modern (London, UK) the exhibition toured to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (AR, USA); Brooklyn Museum (NY, USA); the Broad (CA, USA) and is now debuting at The Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX) as the final presentation of the three-year tour. 

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
, features works by more than 60 artists created over two revolutionary decades in American history. The exhibition explores what it meant to be a Black artist in America during two revolutionary decades, from the 1960s and the Civil Rights movement to the early 1980s and the emergence of identity politics. The story unfolds in thematic sections, with a special emphasis on aligned groups in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and another focus on the work of artist Betye Saar. Among the many other artists featured are Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Roy DeCarava, David Hammons, Lorraine O’Grady, and Faith Ringgold.

The MFAH presentation adds a section with a number of works from the Museum’s collections to spotlight the legacy of Black American art made in Texas during this period. Artists represented in this gallery include John Biggers, Kermit Oliver, and Carroll Harris Simms, all of whom contributed to the dynamic local arts scene.

The MFAH is the final venue to present Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power from June 27 through August 30, 2020.


Virginia Jaramillo
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Audrey Jones Beck Building
5601 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005 


27 June 2020 – 30 August 2020

For more information please click here.

June 26, 2020