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Fritz Koenig’s Sphere, the Trauma of 9/11, and the Politics of Memory

September 10 – November 14, 2021

Curated By Holger A. Klein, Lisa and Bernard Selz Professor of Medieval Art History

Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and responding to a vibrant popular and academic debate about the role and function of public monuments The Way We Remember: Koenig’s Sphere, 9/11 and the Politics of Memory explores three distinct but interrelated themes surrounding the issues of public monuments; memory, trauma, postmemory; and the power of art to represent the past.

Participating artists in this final section of the exhibition include Cathleen Campbell, Delano Dunn, Dianne Smith, Jonathan Calm, and Nyssa Chow.

Reservations to visit the gallery are currently available to CU students, faculty, and staff. The Wallach’s public access dates and hours are subject to shifting Covid conditions. In the interest of the health and safety of our visitors and staff, details on public access for this exhibition will be regularly updated on our website. Please check our home page for the most up to date information.

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Sep 10 2021 - Nov 14 2021

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Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery Lenfest Center for the Arts, Columbia University


Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery Lenfest Center for the Arts, Columbia University
615 West 129th Street, New York, NY 10027

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