Guests call ‘Soul of a Nation’ overwhelming, amazing

Posted: February 4, 2018 at 1:03 a.m.

Moderator Zoe Whitley (center), curator of international art at Tate Modern in London, reacts Saturday before a symposium at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Crystal Bridges welcomed exhibition artists and curators to the museum for “Soul of a Nation: Artists in Conversation.”

Guests began piling in more than an hour before Crystal Bridges’ regular 10 a.m. Saturday opening time, eagerly waiting to see and learn about its newest temporary exhibition “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.”

Betye Saar (left) holds a figurine of a blackface Aunt Jemima she found and bought at a flea market in Alameda, Calif., during a conversation symposiu...

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