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The Flag Project
September 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – September 26, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Photos in The Flag Project were taken in the days and weeks following Sept. 11, 2001 by current Iowa City residents Sharon Beckman, a Creative Director who was living and working in midtown Manhattan, and Ron Pile, a United Airlines pilot who was flying on 9/11. There was patriotism and flag-waving throughout the country, but Beckman and Pile were surprised by the patriotic fervor sweeping New York City. Flags sprouted on cars and buses, fire escapes, scaffolding, windows, statues, museums and offices, showing the world that New Yorkers were Americans first and New Yorkers second.
A free exhibition from
Sept. 10 through Sept. 26.
Friday, Sept. 10 (6-8 PM) & Saturday, Sept. 11 (2-4 PM).
Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
Saturdays & Sundays (2-4 PM)
through Sept 26.
The gallery will also be open from 12-1 PM on Sunday, Sept 19 before Let’s Dance in the Alley. You can arrange a private viewing weeknights by visiting The ArtifFactory website.
Due to safety concerns, ArtiFactory is limiting viewing of The Flag Project to 20 at a time. Masks are required inside. You are welcome to arrive anytime during the viewing hours. If the gallery is at capacity, please wait outside until space becomes available.
Persons attending ArtiFactory events may be recorded or photographed as an event attendee. These images may be used for ArtiFactory programming or promotion, including broadcast on television, the ArtiFactory website, the Internet, our YouTube channel, and other media. The work of the presenters does not reflect the views of the organization.
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