Trying to Make Sense of It: 9/11, Loss, and Memorial Quilts

Trying to Make Sense of It: 9/11, Loss, and Memorial Quilts

This year, 2021, marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Quiltmakers made thousands of memorial quilts following 9/11—and during the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars that followed—to help themselves and the nation grieve its losses and secure the memory of those who died. Since the dark days of 2001, other global events have resulted in significant losses, such as mass shootings, refugee displacement, and the COVID-19 pandemic. The quilts in this exhibition invite reflection on how individuals, communities, and nations use memorial quilts to make sense of their universal experience of loss.

Coryell, VonSeggern & Gottsch galleries

Event Date
Friday, August 20, 2021 to Saturday, October 16, 2021