Early Access Tour of Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11

Christopher Saucedo, “World Trade Center as a Cloud” - Credit: Christopher Saucedo

Shocked by the events of September 11, 2001, artists – like everyone – struggled to make sense of the unfathomable destruction and loss of innocent life witnessed that day. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s current special exhibition Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11, and Temporary Gallery exhibition Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on The New Yorker, returns to the moment when the unimaginable became real.

Parrish Members at the Contemporaries Circle level and above are invited to join Museum Director Terrie Sultan for an early access tour of these two powerful exhibitions. Cover Stories explores illustrations of the Twin Towers featured on The New Yorker before and after 9/11. Rendering the Unthinkable presents work by 13 New York City artists deeply affected by the tragic events, including Blue Man Group, Gustavo Bonevardi, Monika Bravo, Parrish collection artist Eric Fischl, Colleen Mulrenan MacFarlane, and Christopher Saucedo.

The Parrish values the ways in which artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it and recognizes the important ways the East End became a refuge after 9/11. We are grateful to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum for collaborating with us to offer this meaningful experience for our Members. Following the Exhibition Manager-led tour, refreshments will be provided in the Museum café.

Reservations required. For more information, please contact Maria Fumai Dietrich at fumaim@parrishart.org or 631-283-2118 x149.

Early Access Tour of Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 8:30am
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Free for PCC Level Members and Above
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