Collection: Views of Greenwood

March 14, 2021 – September 5, 2021

Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK

 

Views of Greenwood presents nearly fifty photographs of the Greenwood District by three Oklahoma photographers who, over the last fifty years, have explored change, loss, and resilience within the neighborhood.

The Greenwood District, blocks from Downtown Tulsa, was all but destroyed during the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Despite overwhelming devastation, Greenwood residents and business owners rebuilt. In the following decades, the neighborhood thrived—only to be knocked down again by urban renewal and other systemic barriers.

Oklahoma photographers Don Thompson, Gaylord Oscar Herron, and Eyakem Gulilat recognized these ongoing struggles and depicted the continuing history of the Greenwood District in the faces, landscapes, and moments within the community.

For more about the exhibition and related activities, see Views of Greenwood.

Archival Prints of some photographs in the exhibition are available exclusively through the Philbrook Museum of Art Shop. Email shop@philbrook.org or call (918)-748-5304. 

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So Near, So Far by Don Thompson
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Shine Parlor II by Don Thompson
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Living in America by Don Thompson
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Juneteenth Love Wall by Don Thompson
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Baltimore Barbershop by Don Thompson
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