Love & Harmony

Love & Harmony

May 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A unique art installation – Love & Harmony Oklahoma – will be on display in the Visitor Center of the Crystal Bridge at Myriad Botanical Gardens beginning Friday, May 1. Dedicated to the citizens of Oklahoma, Love & Harmony celebrates the ethnic diversity and beauty of cultural differences. The exhibit is a message of hope and resilience through the expression of photography, mural paintings, messages and sound.

Central to Love & Harmony are two large-scale murals. “Instilled Dream” was created by four Tulsa artists, each from different cultural backgrounds and creative spaces, who came together during a 10-day period to make a statement of what unity and race looks like, while “Golden Reciprocal” was painted by Tulsa artist Alexander Tamahn.

Woven into the exhibit are photos, as well as inspirational narratives from Tulsa community members and leaders, lending their images and voices in sharing their perspectives of what “love and harmony” truly means. This art installation will provide Oklahomans with a thoughtful reminder of the common bond as one state, one people and one human race.

“Love & Harmony is a timely art exhibit for the Gardens to celebrate how differences between people can lead to dialogues and appreciation that knit communities together,” said Maureen Heffernan, CEO of Myriad Gardens Foundation. “It’s an exhibit that inspires the viewer to deeply look at ‘the other’ and with your heart. When you do that, you see how you are more alike than different. And where there are differences, those differences can enrich and enliven our daily lives and our culture.”

The exhibit was curated by Tulsa’s Gathering Place and is on loan to the Gardens. It is free for viewing through July 31.  Thanks to our sponsors Tinker Federal Credit Union, Bank of Oklahoma, Crowe & Dunlevy, Geico-Southwest OKC, and the Colcord.

Visitor Center hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Mondays.

The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, May 14, 5-7pm.

Fire in Beulah: Author talk and discussion about the Tulsa Race Massacre with Rilla Askew

  • Wednesday, May 19, 6-7:30pm
  • Crystal Bridge Visitor Center
  • FREE
  • Pre-registration is appreciated
  • Masks required

Join renowned author Rilla Askew as she discusses the events of the Tulsa Race Massacre and the climate that led to this tragedy. Askew will read from her book, Fire in Beulah, a historical fiction novel about the massacre and lead a discussion afterwards about the legacy of this event. Copies of Fire in Beulah will be available for purchase thanks to Full Circle Bookstore.

Read author’s bio here

The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, May 14, 5-7pm.