“21 Piece Salute” will feature 21 black artists from around the world. Each artist will have one piece on view and so there will be 21 pieces in total. This year
“21 Piece Salute” will feature 21 black artists from around the world. Each artist will have one piece on view and so there will be 21 pieces in total.
This year is the centennial anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Specifically, May 31st and June 1st are the exact dates on which the massacre took place a century ago. Opening Thursday May 27th at 7pm, this exhibition is a salute to the ancestors who lost their lives in the massacre. It’s also a way for us to answer the question of what we plan to do for the next 100 years.
We’re not focused on the massacre as much as we’re focused on building generational wealth through art, because back then the pioneers of Black Wall Street were preoccupied with group economics and black entrepreneurship, and today we are too. Every artist featured in the exhibition believes that black art is the future and today we’re in a stronger position to impact the art world.
Dr. Wright learned the value of group economics and upward mobility from his great grandfather, who was in Tulsa during the height of Black Wall Street. As a collector himself, he’s seen how others have been able to build generational wealth through art, and so he knows that all of us can do the same if not better. This is indeed a start of something bigger than all of us and our ancestors have given us a great blueprint to follow.
We are Black Wall Street today and we’re in the driver’s seat, determining our path and paving the way for future generations as our ancestors did for us. Hence the salute. Save the date and join us next month for what will be an amazing exhibition. We’ll announce the full lineup soon.
Black Wall Street Gallery on Canal Street
Established in 2018
361 Canal Street
New York, NY 10013
Health Guidelines for this Event
May 27 (Thursday) - June 19 (Saturday)