The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt - Metropolitan Museum of Art

Date: 08/30/11 through 01/22/12
Hours: On view August 30, 2011 through January 22, 2012. Tuesday-Friday and Sunday 9:30am-5:30pm; Friday-Saturday 9am-9pm
Ages: All
Price: Recommended admission: $25; $17 seniors; $12 students; free children under 12
1000 Fifth Avenue - 212-535-7710
Manhattan, NY 10028

Description: Designed by the artist Faith Ringgold and created in collaboration with NYC students ages 8-19, this memorial quilt will be on view at the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of respect, understanding, and communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three 72 x 50-inch panels, each with 12 squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed alongside several of the students' original works of art that inspired its content, as well as related works made this summer by the Museum's high school interns.