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* 36views is a communal web-based art project commemorating the World Trade Center.

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University Satellite Seminar Series: Museum of Television & Radio.  A 6 part series on the war on terrorism.  theARTproject was mentioned by Ken Burns in The Artistic Community Responds: segment

Velvet-Strike is a collection of spray paints to use as graffiti on the walls, ceiling, and floor of the popular network shooter terrorism game "Counter-Strike". Velvet-Strike was conceptualized during the beginning of Bush’s "War on Terrorism." We invite others to submit their own "spray-paints" relating to this theme.

911: A film by Technology Artist: Andreas Troeger

 Imagine New York: What have we lost as a result of September 11? How have we changed? What should happen on the World Trade Center site in the future?
The Municipal Art Society and a network of partners are launching a series of public "visioning" workshops, culminating during the week of April 11. We are inviting people in neighbborhoods and towns throughout the region to come together to voice their opinions, concerns, ideas and visions for the future of the World Trade Center site, the city and our communities. The success of Imagine New York depends upon reaching as many individuals as possible, and to ensure that their ideas and voices are heard. Join us at a location near you, and have your voice heard

* Artist Response to 9.11: a documentary by Dana Plautz & David Decker,  features interviews with artists responding to 9/11 (and theARTproject).  Will be airing on PBS WNET/13 in May, watch for it.

America from the Heart: C&T Publishing, ( in association with Quilts, Inc., is pleased to announce the publication of , a full-color catalog of an incredible, spontaneous exhibit of quilts made by people all over the world in response to the tragedies of September 11, seen at last Fall's International Quilt Festival

The Artist's Network of Refuse and Resist: Here are some notes from artists, political commentators and organizations, concerning the events of September 11. We are sending them along as food for thought to help sort through and deal with what has happened.Your responses are welcome and needed. Please write to

ArtsWire: Six Months After September 11, 2001, Artists Make Art in the Aftermath of Disaster

NEA: Response to the Events of September 11

* NCAC (National Coalition Against Censorship): ART NOW, Nationwide responses to the September 11 tragedy and its aftermath.  In the media the traumatically repeated images of the collapsing towers were gradually replaced by images of the rescue and recovery effort, then by war reportage.  Our goal is to register artistic responses in different media as they develop.

6:30 PM, Einstein Auditorium, 34 Stuyvesant Street, free & open to the public, for info: 212.998.5799

The Department of Art and Art Professions, NYU School of Education
Thursday, 3/7, "The Artworld, Community and Activism:  A Meditation Inspired by the Events of September 11th" Lecture by Robert Atkins, noted art critic, artist and art historian.
Thursday, 3/21 & 3/28, 6:30 PM, The Desire to Remember: Contemplating Art Memorials: A series of two panels designed to cultivate informed and critical discussions regarding the exploding desire for a memorial at the former World Trade Center site.
Panel 1, 3/ 21,Looking at the Past:  Examining Memorials throughout History 
Panel 2, 3/28 Looking to the Future: Considering Memorials for 9.11

Time to Consider: The Arts Respond to 9.11 is a multi-faceted poster campaign that offers varied reflections on September 11 by artists, poets, designers and architects.

Nine Eleven History Dot Net (  Museum of the City of New York presents a resource for historians, museums, archives, and other collecting institutions on preserving and interpreting the physical evidence of the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center.

New York Arts Recovery Fund: New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is spearheading the development of the New York Arts Recovery Fund . The Fund combines the strength of key New York service organizations by creating a collaborative, comprehensive effort to address immediate, short-term, and long-term challenges specifically facing New York’s artists and arts organizations most affected by the tragedy.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council: Responding to the World Trade Center Tragedy

Arts Wire Current- 911 Archives: NYFA's (NY Foundation for the Arts) page on responses to 9/11.

The Flux Factory:  An on line documentary project incorporating photographic portraits and words.  This site archives people's feelings about the events in NY on 9/11.

ARTnews online: "How Can You Think About Making Art at a Time Like This?" Artists respond to the World Trade Center tragedy By Barbara Pollack.

Arizona State University:  Early in the morning of November 2, 2001, the traditional día de los muertos, a loose gathering of artists and others responded to the events of September 11 by installing on ASU's Cady Mall a set of granite pages they had inscribed both with words and with imagery, meditations on this changed world..

Art Fighting Terror: To honor our heros - those who lived and those who died

* 911—The September 11 Project: Cultural Intervention In Civic Society: Rhizome joins with artists, culture workers, and institutions to open avenues of discussion and expression related to the September 11 tragedy and to encourage a community of social concern through cultural intervention.

An American Quilt, Inc. is a grass-roots, not-for-profit organization responding to the tragic losses suffered in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Families and friends are invited to create a fabric/collage panel as a memorial, which will be woven into a multiple-panel quilt

Americans For the Arts - America Begins to Heal - Coping with Disaster. Links and information on the art world's response to 9/11

How Can I Help? A role for writers and artists in the new war. By David Denby

* NYC ARTS online: The Arts Rebuild New York: responding to the tragedy of September 11, 2001 OF TERRORISM & ART

Manhattan Disaster Stories collected by Douglas Kelley

Newsgrist: where spin is art
SPECIAL ISSUES: After the WTC Attack..Images..Hotlines..Articles..Opinions...

Towers of Remembrance: a Public Art Response, Maine College of Art: Call for Artists

The New Yorker: September 11, 2001 has collected much of the magazine's coverage of the terrorist attacks and their aftermath and added a selection of relevant articles from The New Yorker's archive

* A neighborhood 'zine providing a place for people to communicate their losses and reflections

9-11-01: this site raises money through through the sale of photographs to aid the "invisible" victems of the attacks ( bike messengers, shoe shiners, skycaps, restaurant workers, janitors, etc.)

from Day of Terror by Charlie Finch

Helping Museums Affected by the New York City Disaster: Information and Resources

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