Nationwide Artistic Responses to the September 11 Tragedy and its Aftermath
**All material in this section is archived. It was material collected in the immediate aftermath of 9/11/2001 and reflects the period of that time. For responses to political art in 2003 and later, follow the link to Artists Respond to the Political Present.**
Afternoon of Reflection On a day when all are sure to have serious thoughts, the 92nd Street Y opens its concert hall for contemplation, along with readings from contributors to 110 Stories: New York Writes After September 11th, an anthology of tales, poems and essays by acclaimed NYC writers including John Guare, Art Spiegelman and Susan Wheeler. Proceeds from the book's sales benefit the New York Foundation for the Arts. 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave at 92nd St (212-415-5500).
Arts Administrators and Board Members from all over New York State will converge on The Marriott Financial Center Hotel in New York City, October 17, 18 and 19, 2002 for the annual conference entitled "Rebuilding and Recovery: The Arts at Ground Zero". The focus of this conference will be Marketing, Fundraising, and Rebuilding and Recovery which will include policy discussions of the role of and future of the Arts community in New York State. Highlights include: Meet The Funders; Individual Gifts and Planned Giving; Developing an Effective Web Presence; The Arts & Economic Development; Pensions & Benefits; Crisis Management; The Arts in the Redevelopment of NYC and a performance by the Flea Theatre. The conference will open on Thursday, October 17 at 5 PM with the screening of "WE ARE FAMILY" at the Museum of the American Indian. "WE ARE FAMILY" captures the gathering of more than 200 music, film, television and sports personalities along with police officers, emergency room doctors, and those most affected by the tragedy, as they assembled to re-record the classic hit song "WE ARE FAMILY", as a musical call for tolerance and global understanding. For further information contact Pat Berman at the Alliance Offices (631) 298-1234 or [email protected]
"Celebrate America's Freedoms: A Day of Remembrance": Different programs of commemorating September 11 are being documented by the American Association of Museums (AAM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, (IMLS) in "Celebrate America's Freedoms: A Day of Remembrance." The initiative will highlight the role of museums in collecting and hosting the images and words which portray contemporary histories as well as the role of museums as special places where communities can reaffirm and discuss the freedom to assemble, the freedom to create, the freedom to worship, the freedom to inquire, the freedom to express ideas, and freedom from fear.
10048 INBOX vol.V is an artist-initiated project to benefit the Michael Richard's Fund. INBOX vol.V is a limited edition of prints, multiples, and works on paper that respond, comment, reflect and analyze the experience of living in NYC post 9/11. Opening reception for 10048 INBOX vol.V, April 27, 2002, at UCU Gallery – 507 West 24th St, NYC – from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. INBOX vol.V will stay on view at UCU through May 18, 2002, and is available for purchase.