Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on the New Yorker is an exhibition of cover illustrations by 25 artists spanning more than four decades of the evolving New York City skyline.
About the Exhibition
Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on the New Yorker is an exhibition of 33 covers from the weekly news and culture magazine. From the time the original World Trade Center first rose into the skyline, it began appearing on covers of the New Yorker. For years, artists treated the Twin Towers playfully. After 9/11, somber imagery emerged. While the destruction of the towers was not depicted, the anxiety and sadness engulfing the nation took form on New Yorker covers after the attacks. Over the years, the covers commemorated the loss of the towers while documenting the revitalization of the site.
Each of the activities below connects to a specific cover featured in Cover Stories: Remembering the Twin Towers on the New Yorker. These activities serve to spark student curiosity and offer an entry point into a longer lesson or unit of study.
When The Towers Fell
For the 15th anniversary of the 2001 attacks, Alice Quinn, poetry editor for the New Yorker magazine on 9/11, joined us for a night of poetry and conversation. Watch a recording of this program, which also includes a special presentation of Galway Kinnell’s poem, “When the Towers Fell,” by Stuyvesant High School’s Poetry Workshop.