"Stars of the Forest" by Naoto Nakagawa. Photo by John Berens
After 9/11, Naoto Nakagawa found that the work had been transformed by the tragedy. On the canvas, he now saw the star-shaped moss arranged in horizontal bands of color that evoked the American flag. Rather than sunlight, the light permeating the surface represented those who had been killed on 9/11, expressed as shining stars.Read more
Philippe Petit's high-wire walk between the Twin Towers. AP Photo/Alan Welner.
During the early morning hours of Aug. 7, 1974, 24-year-old French high-wire artist Philippe Petit took his position at 1,350 feet above ground on the edge of the South Tower. High above the streets of New York, Petit began the 131-foot walk between the Twin Towers with no net.Read more
This memorial in Grosvenor Square Garden in London is one of the more than 1,200 memorials included in the Memorials Registry.
The Memorials Registry tracks the creation of public 9/11 memorials around the world, effectively documenting both the enduring global impact of the attacks and the diverse ways in which communities across the world have come together in a display of resilience in the face of tragedy and aching tribute to those lost.Read more
This watercolor painting, "September Skyline," by Todd Stone was added to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum's Artist Registry in 2008.
In the years following the attacks, many 9/11 family members have donated art created by their loved ones. Some of these items are currently on display in the memorial exhibition or featured in the Artists Registry.Read more
This free webinar aims to provide a new, meaningful way to deepen students’ knowledge about 9/11.
On the 18th anniversary of 9/11, teachers and students from around the world will join us for the Anniversary in the Schools, a free webinar that aims to provide a new, meaningful way to deepen students’ knowledge about the events that unfolded. Registration is open for the webinar.Read more
Artifacts in the Museum's In Memoriam gallery are refreshed annually. Photo by Jin S. Lee, 9/11 Memorial.
Each year, the 9/11 Memorial Museum rotates the objects on display in its In Memoriam gallery. The objects on view once belonged to, or were created in memory of, the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and Feb. 26, 1993.Read more
New York City Department of Sanitation identification card issued to Joseph Joseph D'Aleo. Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of
Following the 9/11 attacks, New York City Department of Sanitation Supervisor Joseph D’Aleo went to Ground Zero daily. He oversaw refuse hauling, dumpster removal and recycling procedures at the site. He also ensured that flagged truckloads of material were removed to Fresh Kills landfill for further sifting and cleared others for disposal at a Manhattan facility.Read more
"Search for Heroes," Mitch Rosen (b. 1958), 2018, colored pencils on paper, Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of the artist. Photo by Michael Hnatov.
After Mitch Rosen retired from the Port Authority Police Department in 2006, Rosen finally had time to dedicate a favorite hobby: creating highly realistic drawings which also demonstrated his police officer’s attentiveness to details.Read more