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9/11 Art Reminds Us To #NeverForget

9/11 Art Reminds Us To #NeverForget

James Sullivan

Haunting 9/11 Art Commemorates September 11, 2001

Nineteen years after September 11, 2001, we reflect on the day’s events through powerful 9/11 art created by artists from around the world.

The events of 9/11 touched the hearts and lives of every American. Processing those events and their impact on the world and our collective conscious is challenging. The complexities of 9/11’s emotional impact, horrific imagery and the tragic loss of life are, perhaps, best articulated through art.

A unique aspect of September 11, 2001 is how the event brought Americans together in solidarity. Not since Pearl Harbor had American’s been so unified. In our current times of strife and division, it’s useful to recall such unity.

If you ever have an opportunity to visit New York City, I highly recommend visiting the 9/11 Memorial at the site of Ground Zero. The underground museum is built in the basement of the former South Tower. It’s a somber and exquisite exhibit and a memorial to those who perished and those that faced the fire on that terrible day.

Rather than drone on in words about the meaning of the day, here are some of my favorite pieces of art that capture the raw nature and deep emotional impact of September 11, 2001.


See Also

9/11 Art
“Gesture” by Manju Shandler
“9:03” by Todd Stone - 9/11 Art
“9:03” by Todd Stone
"Butterfly Prayer" by David Garibaldi
“Butterfly Prayer” by David Garibaldi
"Nine Eleven" by Ikahl Beckford
“Nine Eleven” by Ikahl Beckford
Tumbling Woman by Eric Fischl
“Tumbling Woman” by Eric Fischl
"The American Scream" by George Mullen
“The American Scream” by George Mullen
Superman on 9/11 - Unknown
“Superman on 9/11” – Unknown
New Yorker 9-11 - Soaring Spirit
“Soaring Spirit” – double New Yorker Cover by John Mavroudis and Owen Smith, 2006
9/11/ Art - Zurab Tsereteli
“Monument to the Struggle Against World Terrorism” by Zurab Tsereteli
Remembering 911 by Cathy Johnson
“Remembering 9/11” by Cathy Johnson
"September" by Gerhard Richter
“September” by Gerhard Richter

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