The Broad Museum Celebrates The Opening Of “Soul Of A Nation: Art In The Age Of Black Power” With STAR-STUDDED Party
Last Friday in downtown LA, Los Angeles’ contemporary art museum The Broad hosted approximately 1300 excited for the opening party and preview to celebrate the highly anticipated, exclusive west coast debut of exhibition SOUL OF A NATION: ART IN THE AGE OF BLACK POWER, 1963-1983. SOUL OF A NATION is the internationally acclaimed exhibition that celebrates the work of more than 60 Black artists made over two decades, beginning in 1963 at the height of the civil rights movement.
Music mogul and rapper Jay Z surprised the crowd of attendees by appearing at The Broad, intently exploring the exhibit, chatting with artist Betye Saar about her contemporary art display, meeting philanthropist and museum founder Eli Broad and his wife Edythe Broad and The Broad’s founding director Joanne Heyler. Jay Z and his mother-in-law Tina Knowles Lawson also met up during his time at the museum.
SOUL OF A NATION artists in attendance at the party included Los Angeles native, contemporary art legend 93-year old Betye Saar, Jae Jarrell and Wadsworth Jarrell, Gerald Williams, Mel Edward.
In addition to getting the first look at the powerful exhibit, guests enjoyed a delicious menu prepared by Chef Timothy Hollingsworth of Otium and Top Chef finalist Chef Nyesha Arrington of Native Restaurant. Providing the vibes for a celebratory mood were DJ Rashida and DJ Lynnee Denise spinning tunes.
The Broad attracted a record 815,000 visitors in 2018 (The Broad’s highest annual attendance in its three-year history)! Hit the flip for more photos from the magical evening!