The exhibit gathers rare historical artifacts, never-before-seen photographs, first-person accounts from former Panthers, scholars and community members, as well as contemporary art that demonstrates the Party's continuing influence on culture and activism locally, nationally and internationally.
Among the many artists featured in the 200-object show are CalArts alumni Sam Durant (Art MFA 91), Carrie Mae Weems (Art BFA 81) and Sadie Barnette (Art BFA 06).
More from the museum's press release:
All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50 explores the Party’s stories of human achievement and struggle to support the needs of the oppressed. The exhibition will delve into aspects of the Party that are not often told, such as its survival programs, the presence of women and rank and file members, its use of media and art, and its founding Ten Point Program that continues to inform and inspire contemporary movements of change today.
All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50
Oct. 8 through Feb. 12, 2017
Oakland Museum of Contemporary Art
1000 Oak St., Oakland
Tickets: $15.95 general admission; discounted starting at $6.95