Out Of Box Field Trip /Soul of a Nation Art Exhibition
The Sojo Museum “Out of the Box” Field Trips connect youth with the outdoors, with art in the community, and with agency-sponsored youth conferences and events. Kids get the opportunity to go to community plays, bowling, skating, to the park, the library, swimming, to special locations like the town of Allensworth, Disney Land, Cultural restaurants, Gourd Farms, Six Flags, Martin Luther King Train ride to the Bay area, Sacramento Kings Basketball games and in the past we’ve sponsored a group of kids to go see Kareem Abdul Jabar in Stockton Ca.
For 2020 we are excited to announce we will take a total of 25 youth on a field trip to the De Young Museum to see a powerful exhibition called the Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, 1963-1983
This powerful and provocative presentation focuses on the pivotal decades between 1963 and 1983, when conversations about race and identity defined national politics and social ideals. Featuring more than 150 works by over 60 artists, the de Young's presentation uniquely includes pieces closely connected to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Galvanized to take action by the racism and prejudice that pervaded the nation, and inspired by the Civil Rights struggle for equality and justice, Black artists contributed to the Black Power movement by promoting personal pride, collective solidarity and empowerment, political and social activism, and pan-African nationalism.
Their paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, collages, assemblages, and custom clothing honored heroes and martyrs such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, combated racism and racist stereotypes, and helped disseminate the idea that "Black is Beautiful." Long marginalized, these revelatory works and the enduring relevance of their message are now understood to be central to the complex history of American culture.
The date for this trip is February 8th. We will meet at Sojo Museum at 9am and leave heading to the Bay area at 10am with an arrival time of 1pm. Upon arrival, artist GOS and Ron Cook will talk with the youth about Black Art and the content of the show. Our plan is to leave the museum around 3:30pm and stop in Oakland, Ca to have dinner at the Asamara Ethiopian restaurant. We already have 15 youth booked for the field trip and would like to offer 10 more youth the opportunity to join us. If interested please email c29qb211c2V1bSB8IGdtYWlsICEgY29t
This is a free field trip and all accommodations will be paid by Sojo Museum. If students wish to purchase gifts from the museum gift shop we do recommend they bring funding to do so.
Sponsorship is encouraged and can be paid through our website at www.sojoartsmuseum.org
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