NEW YORK, NY.-
All of us were affected by the events of September 11th, but it was the youngest generation who was affected most of all. The innocence so profoundly disrupted that day is nowhere better demonstrated than in the drawings created shortly after the attacks by thousands of children. In their straightforward depictions, these works, both heartbreaking and heartwarming are testaments to the human instinct to bear witness, provide comfort, and attempt to make sense out of the unthinkable.
Commemorating the 10th anniversary of September 11th, Assouline
presents a collection of these drawings in Art for Heart: Remembering 9/11. This exquisite tome includes selections of artwork and messages from the New York University Child Study Center, the Art for Heart Program of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and Dear Hero and Notes of Hope collections, which have been acquired by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
The book's proceeds are graciously provided to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, a not-for-profit corporation created to oversee design, raise funds, and operate the Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center site. The Memorial, designed by Michael Arad and Peter Walker, will remember and honor the thousands of people who died in the attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993.
Christy Ferer is an Emmy Award-winning political news reporter and anchor, who began her career in St. Louis before moving to New York as a lifestyle contributor to the network morning news shows. She founded Vidicom, a media services company, and Citybuzz, the nations first television visitors network, in 1982. She currently serves as a special assistant to Mayor Bloomberg on the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 attacks. Ferer worked as commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for five years, is Chairman of Development for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in Lower Manhattan and currently serves on the Board of the Jacob Javits Center, the 92nd Street Y, Global Green and American Corporate Partners.
Alice M. Greenwald is Executive Vice President for Programs and Director of the Memorial Museum at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. She previously served as Associate Museum Director for museum programs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Executive Director of the National Museum of American Jewish History, and curator of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Skirball Museum.