Exhibits mark first Sept. 11 anniversary

This photo of a scorched block of the Pentagon's limestone facade is among the collection on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

courtesy of Smithsonian Institution by Hugh Talman

Museums in Washington and New York will commemorate Sept. 11 with several exhibits:
  • 'Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress' runs through Oct. 26 at the Library of Congress' Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington. For information, go to www.loc.gov/exhibits.

  • 'September 11: Bearing Witness to History' includes photos, artifacts, news coverage and eyewitness accounts. It runs Sept. 11 through Jan. 11 at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington. For details, go to americanhistory.si.edu/september11.

  • 'Here is New York: A Democracy of Photographs' is a 2,000-photograph show.


  • 'Towers Remembered: the Photography of Camilo Jose Vergara' documents the World Trade Center from its construction to its destruction, from various viewpoints around New York. 'Pilgrimage: Looking at Ground Zero' displays Kevin Bubrinski's images of the faces of visitors to the site. 'Beyond Ground Zero: the Forensic Science of Disaster Recovery' features images taken by Richard Press that document the forensic investigation in New York. 'In the Light of Memory: A Spherical Panorama from the South Tower, World Trade Center, January 2001' is a painting by Christopher Evans on a Plexiglas sphere. All run through Oct. 20 at the New-York Historical Society. Go to www.nyhistory.org/exhibits.html.

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