This exhibition will be up in the gallery to view from May 7th to June 19th, 2021. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are reserved for appointments between 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturdays are open for gallery hours from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with limited capacity.
Please note that Living Arts of Tulsa does not charge admission to view exhibitions.
Masks are required during the entirety of patron’s visits. Temperatures will be taken upon entry to the gallery and patrons will be asked to complete a Covid survey.
Please call 918-585-1234 or email [email protected] to set up a viewing.
"The Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Project presented by Living Arts of Tulsa encapsulates local artists’ response and influence of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre over the last 100 years.
"Where we were...
The Tulsa Race Massacre (previously known as the Tulsa Race Riot), occurred over 18 hours on May 31 - June 1, 1921. A white mob attacked residents, homes, and businesses in the Greenwood neighborhood, commonly known as Black Wall Street. The event remains one of the worst incidents of racial violence in U.S. history, and one of the least-known: news reports across the country were largely squelched, despite the fact that hundreds of people were killed and thousands left homeless.
"Where we have been...
We are not devoid of our past, in fact, it is the very thing that informs our present. History is bound to repeat itself if it is lost. We are still finding bodies, building memorials, and teaching the public about one of the most horrific events in our country's history. We are still learning from something that happened 100 years ago, and honestly we should be further along. During the summer of 2020, 99 years after the Tulsa Race Massacre, the country’s streets were flooded with Black Lives Matter protests, demanding that we do better.
"Where we want to go...
Focus on the power of people in the past and the power of people in the present. Tulsa has rebuilt over the last 100 years and Black Wall Street is thriving again with businesses and art. This tragic event is a story of resilience to systemic oppression that we need to work to improve every day. Actively listen, correct and change for the better, and to respect each other as human beings."
Marie Casimir and J’aime Griffith
Dr. Delia Cook Gillis
Sam Lee Regan
Additional materials and works will be provided by the Living Arts of Tulsa Archive collection and the Greenwood Arts Project.
- TRM Symposium (May 22nd)
- Greenwood Imagine (May 29th)
- "RELEASE ME, the Spirits of Greenwood Speak" Book Release (May 30th)
- Signature Quilt Workshops (May 15th, and June 4th and 5th)
- “BROWN SUGAR” Documentary Screening (June 5th)
- Transcend Documentary and Art Therapy (June 8th to 12th)
- Zili Misik Performance (June 19th)