Recourse: With Notes on Black Wall Street

On the surface, it would seem that Minneapolis and Tulsa, Okla., have little in common. But in this two-part exhibition, curated by Tia-Simone Gardner, it appears otherwise. Oklahoma-born artist Crystal Z. Campbell looks back on Tulsa’s Black Wall Street district, which was burned to the ground in the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. Meanwhile, young artists with Juxtaposition survey the present and future of black-owned businesses along the W. Broadway corridor on Minneapolis’ North Side. The exhibition itself is part mixed-media works by Campbell, based on historic images from Black Wall Street, and part collected photographs, poetry, quotes and data on W. Broadway by JXTA youths. There’s also a selection of books donated by Graywolf Press, plus a station where visitors can write their own poems on old-timey typewriters. (10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Thu. Ends July 28. Juxtaposition Arts, 2007 Emerson Av. N., Mpls., free, 612-588-1148 or juxtaposition.org.)

Alicia Eler