EXHIBIT: 9/11 Peace Story Quilt

5 Nov

While in NYC for the September 11th 10 year anniversary memorial, Wrapped Up in Sports founder, Kate McCullough, came across the 9/11 Peace Story Quilt at the MET. We hope many of you get the chance to see exhibition.

9/11 Peace Story Quilt

August 30, 2011–January 22, 2012


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.

Faith Ringgold is well known for her story quilts: art that combines painting, quilted fabric, and storytelling. Her work has been exhibited in major museums around the world and can be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art, among others. In addition to writing and illustrating eleven children’s books, she has been the recipient of more than seventy-five awards, fellowships, citations, and honors, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship for painting, two National Endowment for the Arts Awards, and seventeen honorary doctorates.

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2011/the-911-peace-story-quilt

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