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The Tolerance Project Exhibit

The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities is bringing the traveling exhibit, The Tolerance Project, to the Sooner State for the first time.

The Tolerance Project features a collection of posters created by prominent artists around the world. Each illustrates the word “tolerance” in the artist’s native language and visually shows what that word means to them and their culture.

“In a world increasingly split by social injustice and racial disparity, the Tolerance Project utilizes the unique power of design to remind us what we all have in common” – says founder Mirko Ilić on the organization’s website.

Ilić began this initiative back in 2017. After attending the “House of Tolerance” film festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia, he prompted 28 artists to create posters about tolerance, which then went on display in a 10-day show in Ljubljana. The show was so successful, he decided to bring the show to other countries.

Since 2017, there have been 170 different shows in more than 40 countries. This summer alone, the posters were on display in cities in the United States, Japan, Italy, the Netherlands, Ghana, Slovenia, Austria, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Here in Tulsa, visitors at 101 E. Archer will be able to see 50 different posters, a mere fraction of the larger 200+ poster collection. TU’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will also have a small pop-up exhibit on campus.

The Tolerance Project opens during the September 1 First Friday Art Crawl. It runs through October 27, 2023.

101 E. Archer is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12 to 5 p.m. Closures for special events will be announced on our social media pages.

Exhibit Preview

Levente Benedek | Romania
Tomislav Bobinec | Croatia
Radovan Jenko | Slovenia