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10th Anniversary of 9/11

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. While today NYU is manifestly "in and of the world," it is first and foremost "in and of the city," in and of New York. We draw our character, our vitality, our strength, even our vision of global engagement from the city whose name we bear; if it is important to New York City, it is important to New York University. In the 180 years since NYU first opened its doors, few days have left a more indelible impression on our city and our university community, and few events have called forth a greater range of emotions: sorrow, courage, fear, pride, but – most of all – perseverance, hope, and resolve.

As we approach the 10th anniversary, we have compiled the events listed here so that we may join our fellow New Yorkers in reflecting upon and remembering an event that changed the heart and face of our city forever, and thinking about its future.

Photo: Rescue Worker at Ground Zero

Photo Credit: Joel Meyerowitz

Joel Meyerowitz, Photographer 
World Trade Center Archive

NYU Open House, 528 LaGuardia Place
August 20 - October 31, 2011

This extraordinary archive of pictures is the only existing photographic record of Ground Zero after the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001. Fenced off and classified as a crime scene, the area was closed off to all photographers, and only scant information was available about the activities in the guarded enclosure that became know as "the forbidden city". Admission to the NYU Open House is free and the following are the hours of operation.

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 12 Noon - 5pm
  • Thursday: 2 - 7 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 1 - 4 pm 

NYC 9/11 Memorial Lights

Steinhardt on 9/11

To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development shares a selection of faculty works that address 9/11, its impact, and our future.

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9/11Arts: A Decade Later
September 11 - September 18, 2011

This  event  commemorates the 10th Anniversary of 9/11/2001 with an art exhibit that includes works by first responders and other populations directly impacted by the terrorist attacks.  In addition, the exhibit space will include interactive components for viewers who wish to become more deeply immersed in their own feelings and reflections about 9/11.   As this event is organized by the Art Therapy Program, there will be art materials on hand for creating art in the gallery, staffed by art therapists.  Also planned is a meditative space with a tranquil reconstruction of the twin towers, in the spirit of a secular shrine.  Viewers are encouraged to bring a symbolic offering, imbued with personal feelings, such as a special 9/11 photograph.   

For more details, including a schedule of events

Events @ NYU

The Muslim Self Portrait Project August 25–September 25, 2011  
Kimmel 806 
An exhibition of Muslim American self-portraits and personal narratives

One Year at Ground Zero: From Recovery to Rebuilding

One Year at Ground Zero

A series of photographs taken by Sam Hollenshead, will be on display, for 24-hour public viewing, from September 1–November 1, 2011.
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The World Trade Center Disaster Memorials: Remembering Those Lost | September 1–30, 2011 New York University Langone Medical Center
Smilow Gallery, 550 First Avenue at 31st Street, NYC

There is an artist's reception on September 8 in the Smilow lobby from 5:00–6:00 PM


How Has Life Changed Since 9/11

An exhibition of approximately 70 works created by the faculty and staff of the Department of Photography & Imaging in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
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Remembering 9/11 @ New-York Historical Society

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11, the New-York Historical Society will present a special exhibition, Remembering 9/11, which will be free to the public: September 08, 2011–April 1, 2012
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Written & Directed by David Rimmer, Produced by The Group Theatre Too. Being performed at the Hudson Guild Theater, 441 West 26th Street, Between 9th & 10th Ave; Tickets - $18
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