Just got back from a very productive trip to SoCal. The anchor was my 2pm reserved tickets to see the art exhibition titled Soul of a Nation - Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983. Held at the Broad Museum in downtown LA (pronounced BRO-ED), this museum is awesome and the exhibitions are great. I think it is ironic, this show actually originated in London curated by a handful of UK art officiandos and it did so well there it traveled to Brooklyn, Oklahoma (who knew there was a fine art audience in OK?) and then to The Broad. The show has done so well in Los Angeles, San Francisco picked up for next year and then on to Houston.
This particular show was setup so that the "sentrys" observing each room and the art where also prepared to do pop-up's and standby docent narrative as any patron initiated. SUPER COOL and helpful. I engage at least three of them and they were super helpful.
This piece below is of Angela Davis done by Faith Ringgold. I had never heard of Faith but immediately fell in love with her work. Deep, deep messaging but her color palettes where meant to pop which represented the culture well. CORRECTION - this piece was done by Wadsworth Jarrell and much of his work has a graphic design feel about it...probably why I liked it so much.
Anyway, any Bay Area folks should keep your eyes open for when this shows head north.