Upcoming Events at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt was designed by Faith Ringgold and constructed in collaboration with New York City students ages eight through nineteen. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three panels, each with twelve squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed alongside several original works of art that inspired its content.

Learn more about The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt exhibition<http://www.metmuseum.org/special/se_event.asp?OccurrenceId=%7b427AFBE3-C836-4757-BE11-E9385E5C9E70%7d>

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt
August 30, 2011-January 22, 2012
The Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Related Programs

All programs are free with Museum admission and do not require advance registration, unless otherwise noted.

Programs on September 11

Poetry Readings: NYU Students Read the Poetry Quilt

Sunday, September 11

1:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.

Carson Family Hall, Uris Center for Education

Graduate students from New York University’s Creative Writing Program will read from the Poetry Quilt they developed in response to the exhibition. Visitors can contribute to the project and submit their responses by using #peacequilt on Twitter.

Sunday at the Met: The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt and 50 Years of Making Art

Faith Ringgold

Sunday, September 11

2:00 p.m.

Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Join artist Faith Ringgold as she discusses The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt within the context of her extensive and varied body of work. Hear how the Quilt, which she designed and constructed in collaboration with Grace Matthews and New York City students, poignantly conveys the importance of communication across cultures and religions to achieving the goal of peace.

Concert: Remembering September 11

Sunday, September 11

3:30 p.m.

The Temple of Dendur, The Sackler Wing

Listen to the Wordless Music Orchestra as they premiere the live orchestration of William Basinski’s ambient masterwork "Disintegration Loop 1.1," created and conceived from Basinski’s residence in downtown Brooklyn in the weeks before and after the World Trade Center’s destruction. The program will feature three other works of memory and remembrance as well: Ingram Marshall’s "Fog Tropes II" for String Quartet and Tape, Osvaldo Golijov’s "Tenebrae" for String Quartet, and Alfred Schnittke’s "Collected Songs Where Every Verse is Filled with Grief.

Related Programs for General Audiences

Gallery Talk: Peace, Reconciliation, and Collaboration in Art
September 9, October 11, November 11, 2011
11:00 a.m.
Tours Sign, Great Hall

Consider the ways in which artists as diverse as Ghanaian master El Anatsui and New York City schoolchildren express hope for peace.

Exploring American Quilts

Friday, October 14

2:30 p.m.

The Antonio Ratti Textile Center

Go behind the scenes for an up-close look at highlights from the Museum’s collection of American quilts. Space is limited; reservations required. See our online calendar for details: http://www.metmuseum.org/tickets/calendar/view.asp?id=3626.

Piecework

Friday, October 14

5:30 p.m.-7.30 p.m.

Carroll Classroom, Uris Center for Education

Drop in and learn about the materials and techniques of quilt making, and stitch your own pieced quilt block.

Poetry Readings: NYU Students

Friday, November 4

Friday, November 18

6:30 p.m.

Vélez Blanco Patio

Graduate students from New York University’s Creative Writing Program will read their poems inspired by the Museum’s collection and The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt.

Related Programs for Families

Start with Art Plus

November 20

2:00 p.m.

Uris Center for Education, ground floor

Sketch, explore, listen to stories, and discover the meaning of art. Start with Art Plus includes art-making activities. For families with children ages 3-7.

Art Trek Plus

November 27

2:00 p.m.

Uris Center for Education, ground floor

Be an art explorer! Take a new voyage around the globe every time you visit the Met. Art Trek Plus includes a performance or other surprises. For families with children ages 5-12.

Related Programs For Visitors with Dementia

Met Escapes
September 18

September 25

11:00 a.m.

Uris Center for Education, ground floor

We invite individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners, to participate in discussions, handling sessions, art making, and other interactive and multisensory activities in the galleries and in the classroom. Free, but reservations are required. Contact Access and Community Programs at 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org<mailto:access>.

Related Program for Children who are Blind or Partially Sighted

Picture This! Family Program

October 1

2:00 p.m.

Carroll Classroom, Uris Center for Education, ground floor

Explore works of art in accessible ways that use all the senses in workshops for children and teens, ages 5-17, who are blind or partially sighted, and their accompanying friends and family. Free, but reservations are required. Contact Access and Community Programs at 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org<mailto:access>.

Related Programs for Visitors with Learning and Developmental Disabilities

Discoveries

October 16

11:00, ages 6-17

2:00, ages 18 and above

October 30

11:00, ages 18 and above

2:00, ages 6-17

Studio, Uris Center for Education, ground floor

These family programs consist of thematic gallery tours and creative art activities for individuals with learning and developmental disabilities, with accompanying friends and family. Free, but reservations are required. Contact Access and Community Programs at 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org<mailto:access>.

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